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Combat Arms fires off new training

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, clears an M16 assault rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, clears an M16 assault rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jesse Phillips, a 30th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructor, explains how an M16 assault rifle cycles cartridges during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jesse Phillips, a 30th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructor, explains how an M16 assault rifle cycles cartridges during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, disassembles an M16 assault rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification Course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, disassembles an M16 assault rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification Course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jesse Phillips, a 30th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructor, assists a student with the disassembly of an M4 carbine during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Senior Airman Jesse Phillips, a 30th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructor, assists a student with the disassembly of an M4 carbine during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Cardenas, a 382nd Training Squadron resource advisor, disassembles an M4 carbine during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Cardenas, a 382nd Training Squadron resource advisor, disassembles an M4 carbine during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, fires an M16 assault rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification Course here Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, fires an M16 assault rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification Course here Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, fires an M16 rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Bien Covita, a 30th Comptroller Squadron deputy dispersing officer, fires an M16 rifle during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Cardenas, a 382nd Training Squadron resource advisor, fires an M9 pistol during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Cardenas, a 382nd Training Squadron resource advisor, fires an M9 pistol during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Cardenas, a 382nd Training Squadron resource advisor, fires an M4 carbine during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Anthony Cardenas, a 382nd Training Squadron resource advisor, fires an M4 carbine during the first class of the new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification course here Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The new course, in which Airman fire nearly double the amount of rounds of the previous course, contains both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)