926th Security Forces Squadron Exercise Deployment Readiness

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  • By Senior Airman Brett Clashman
  • 926th Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 926th Security Forces Squadron recently conducted a field training exercise as an enhancement training opportunity for members involved at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

The overall purpose of the exercise was geared toward teaching Airmen the basic concepts of establishing a forward operating base and defending a nearby airbase.

The exercise consisted of security forces members defending a mock forward operating base in field conditions during two consecutive eight-hours shifts. There were opposing force role-players consisting of an element of security forces members that attempt to disrupt operations during the exercise.

"The main goal of the course was to teach our participants the basics (of combat skills) so they can effectively perform their job," said Master. Sgt. Tynisa Downs, training manager with the 926th SFS. "We are trying to get them to recognize that they have the ability to defend a forward operating base with the training they receive."

The training was conducted at the Camp Cobra compound in the northern part of Nellis AFB, and it helped participants realistically respond to scenarios they may face in a real-world situation.

The participants included 86 members of the 926th SFS who applied fundamentals of operational security, urban operations, improvised explosive device recognition, and challenging and searching of individuals.

“The security forces members benefit from the training and its intention to give them additional tools to better perform day-to-day mission operations,” said Senior Master Sgt. Todd Morrow, 926th SFS operations superintendent.

 “We hope to see that our Airmen take this training in and apply it to broaden their experiences when it is real world,” said Morrow.

Staff Sgt. Israel Garcia, 926th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, conducts foot patrol within the simulated Forward Operating Base at Camp Cobra, August 5, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The exercise comprised of 86 security forces Airmen to enhance their training opportunities, improve deployment readiness and ensure their home station training plan meets requirements for the job qualification standards within the organization. (U.S. Air Reserve photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)