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May 23, 2014

Nellis leadership opens fire during police week

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Belts containing 7.62mm rounds sit in front of a Humvee mounted M240B machine gun during a base leadership familiarization event as part of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The M240B has a maximum fire rate of 950 rounds per minute.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Staff Sgt. Michael Zema, 99th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, observes as Col. Michael Kensick, 57th Operations Group commander, fires at distant targets with a M249 light machine gun during a base leadership familiarization event as part of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base Nev.  The M249 light machine produces a maximum fire rate of 1,000 rounds per minute.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

The Nellis Small Arms Range lays prepped and ready before the 99th Security Forces Squadron weapons familiarization May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The NSAR is comprised of five separate training ranges covering 10 acres of land and provides a safe training and qualification area for military members to train.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander, fires an M-4 carbine during a base leadership familiarization event held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron in honor of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event provided base leadership the chance to get hands-on with the weapons military members use while performing their duties while deployed.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Staff Sgt. Michael Zema, 99th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, lays out belts of 5.56 mm ammunition in preparation of a familiarization event for base leadership as part of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. National Police Week is celebrated during the week of May 15 during which all police forces are honored.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

The range flag flies above the Nellis Small Arms Range May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The range flag signals to all the range is in use and live fire is taking place.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley

Senior Airman Zachary Barkhymer, 99th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, answers questions about the M-4 carbine for Chief Master Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th Air Base Wing command chief, during a weapons familiarization event for base leadership in honor of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Leaders from around the base were given the chance to get hands-on experience with weapons used during daily operations and missions while deployed.




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