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Brave Defenders

Senior Airman Ruel Pangilinan, from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, aims his M-249 downrange after an enemy assault on the base during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Ruel Pangilinan, from the 30th Security Forces Squadron, aims his M-249 downrange after an enemy assault on the base during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airman 1st Class Christian Aviles, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, stops the fleeing high value target after an assault on a village at the end of the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airman 1st Class Christian Aviles, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, stops the fleeing high value target after an assault on a village at the end of the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Kayla Gant, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, checks a female base-visitor for weapons as part of routine entry control point inspection procedures during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Kayla Gant, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, checks a female base-visitor for weapons as part of routine entry control point inspection procedures during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Darrin Tullis, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, checks underneath the SUV as part of Base Tango’s entry control point vehicle inspections during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Darrin Tullis, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, checks underneath the SUV as part of Base Tango’s entry control point vehicle inspections during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise May 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The exercise is the culmination of Air Force Materiel Command’s six-week security forces deployment training, administered by the 96th Ground Combat Training Squadron. GCTS instructors teach 10 training classes a year, which consists of improvised explosive device detection and reaction, operating in an urban environment, mission planning, land navigation and casualty care and more. More than 140 active-duty and National Guard Airmen attended this training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)