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Nov. 15, 2018

Use of Force: RAF Mildenhall Defenders ensure effective security response

The 100th Security Force Squadron Defenders and augmentees are required to make split-second decisions when approached aggressively, and determine the level of self-defense in order to make a “bad guy” compliant. “Use of Force training is definitely important when a security forces member must defend themselves, and having the justification as to why they used that level of force,” said Staff Sgt. Anthony Bruner, 100th Security Force Squadron trainer.

Oct. 4, 2018

Small businesses demonstrate military technologies; interact with end users during annual Tech Warrior event

Thirty-nine small businesses participated in Operation Tech Warrior, a 10-day, 24-hour immersion event hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The National Center for Medical Readiness hosted this annual event in Fairborn, Ohio from Sept. 18-28. Under contract with the Small Business Innovative Research Office, the NCMR transformed itself into a fully functional deployment environment. Tech Warrior participants stayed on site in bare base conditions and received intense training in field, mobility and combat skills over a span of nearly two weeks.

Aug. 15, 2018

New Vehicle Stopper Trials Underway at Tinker Air Force Base

When activated, PEVS can slow or arrest a vehicle’s momentum, allowing base defenders to better determine the intent of vehicle drivers before using lethal force by expanding decision time and

Aug. 9, 2018

MacDill’s augmentees: essential for defense

In an emergency or contingency situation that requires a surge in manpower, MacDill turns to augmentees for additional support. “The 6th Air Mobility Wing augmentee duty (AD) program is designed to identify, place, and train a pool of individuals to temporarily augment 6th AMW squadrons and agencies that will be short of required manpower during exercises, contingencies, wartime, or emergency situations,” said Lt. Col. Brandon Leifer, the 6th Air Mobility Wing AD program manager.

July 16, 2018

PATRIOT North Offers Security Forces Airmen State-of-the-Art Training

U.S. Air National Guard Security Forces members from various units took part in training on the PRISim (Professional Range Instruction Simulator) during Patriot North 18 at Volk Field on July 15,

June 11, 2018

Ohio National Guard builds partnerships at Platinum Wolf 2018

Nearly 45 members of the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in exercise Platinum Wolf.  The two-week, multinational

Feb. 22, 2018

AFSOC Boss “Cautiously Optimistic” Laser Program Will Move Forward

Air Force Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Brad Webb said he is “cautiously optimistic” the service will get the funding it needs to finally move forward with plans to put lasers on

Feb. 5, 2018

Air Force assembles team to explore electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum superiority

The Air Force recently assembled a cross-functional group, known as an enterprise capability collaboration team, to explore how the service will continue to lead, operate and integrate electronic

Dec. 8, 2017

Standing in the shoes of a defender: MILO training provides a realistic perspective

In the distance shots are fired as a teacher and her students are huddled by a lunch table shaking with fear. People are injured and scared because a local school is under attack by several active

Dec. 7, 2017

Defenders refresh skills while deployed

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron participated in an ASP Baton refresher course on Dec. 1, 2017, highlighting the usage of non-lethal weapons available to their personnel.  “Having

Nov. 8, 2017

Directed energy weapons research a new frontier for Air Force Medicine

On the battlefield of tomorrow, bullets and bombs will not be the only threat to U.S. military personnel. The rise of directed energy weapons is creating a need to understand the medical effects of

Oct. 12, 2017

Leadership's shocking immersion

Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, volunteers to be tased during a 374th Security Forces Squadron less-lethal weapons demonstration, Oct. 11, 2017, at Yokota Air Base,

Sept. 26, 2017

Air Force releases call to industry for directed energy experimentation as part of Flight Plan

The Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office recently released a request for information to industry as part of market research analyses in support of an upcoming experimentation

May 19, 2017

AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day

Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18,

March 17, 2017

How to Shock the Commander

The training that SFS members go through to use a taser includes a class and written test. They have to view people getting tased, but can choose not to be tased themselves. McDonald is one of two SFS members to attend the Inter-service Nonlethal Individual Weapons Instructor Course. The INIWIC qualifies individuals to teach less-lethal tactics to others and requires recertification every two years for taser qualification.

Feb. 21, 2017

50 SFS Conducts Taser Training [Photo]

Airman 1st Class Sandra Zavalza is incapacitated as Staff Sgt. James Porter and Master Sgt. Michael Denenarro support her during a TASER demonstration training at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. All three Airmen 50th Security Forces Squadron defenders participated in the training to familiarize themselves with its effects.

Jan. 24, 2017

Ready to defend

Security Forces defenders put their use of force knowledge and less-lethal weapons training to the test in the “shoot house,” a portion of a warehouse set up for tactical training, where they were given various scenarios and had to decide what level of force, if any, to apply.

Dec. 23, 2014

Taser, OC training essential for Security Forces Squadron

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – "This will be the longest five seconds of your life."Nervous and sweating, a young Airman steps up for his turn. His eyes are glued shut, hands clenched with fear, when he

Dec. 9, 2014

Taser! Taser! Taser!

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Those three words no one wants to hear; taser, taser, taser. Once those clicks start, your life will be electrifying and not in a pleasant way.The 21st Security Forces

Dec. 15, 2009

Improved Flash-Bang Grenade Team Wins Air Force Science Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As part of the Department of Defense effort to outfit warfighters with non-lethal escalation-of-force capabilities, a U.S. Air Force team has been studying the human effects