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CATM instructors keep Vandenberg Airmen combat ready

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Seven 30th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors are currently being trained to administer a new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification Course to all Airmen who are slated for deployment or permanent change of station assignments. The new course, which is scheduled to be implemented Air Force-wide Dec. 1, will contain both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Seven 30th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors are currently being trained to administer a new Rifle Carbine Air Force Qualification Course to all Airmen who are slated for deployment or permanent change of station assignments. The new course, which is scheduled to be implemented Air Force-wide Dec. 1, will contain both basic firing positions (prone, sitting, kneeling, standing) and advanced tactical movements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Wendy Jones, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, advises another 30th SFS Airman on firing the M4 Rifle April 2 during training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Wendy Jones, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, advises another 30th SFS Airman on firing the M4 Rifle April 2 during training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- A skilled marksman, Senior Airman Shawn McDonald, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, advises site correction April 2 during the M4 Rifle training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- A skilled marksman, Senior Airman Shawn McDonald, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, advises site correction April 2 during the M4 Rifle training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Wendy Jones, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, helps a security forces Airman "zero-in" his M4 Rifle April 2 during training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Wendy Jones, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, helps a security forces Airman "zero-in" his M4 Rifle April 2 during training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Wendy Jones, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, raises the range flag April 2 prior to M4 Rifle Training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Wendy Jones, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, raises the range flag April 2 prior to M4 Rifle Training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- With a steady hand, Staff Sgt. Mike Kenitzer, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, adjusts an M4 Rifle during training April 2 at the firing range here.  The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- With a steady hand, Staff Sgt. Mike Kenitzer, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, adjusts an M4 Rifle during training April 2 at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Targets prepared, Airmen of the 30th Security Forces Squadron move down range to post them during M4 Rifle Training April 2 at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Targets prepared, Airmen of the 30th Security Forces Squadron move down range to post them during M4 Rifle Training April 2 at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- A skilled marksman, Senior Airman Shawn McDonald, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, advises site correction April 2 during the M4 Rifle training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- A skilled marksman, Senior Airman Shawn McDonald, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, advises site correction April 2 during the M4 Rifle training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Mike Kenitzer, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, helps Airmen site their weapons April 2 during M4 Rifle training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-- Staff Sgt. Mike Kenitzer, a 30th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, helps Airmen site their weapons April 2 during M4 Rifle training at the firing range here. The 30th SFS Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team trains hundreds of Vandenberg Airmen in a variety of weapons for deployment and recurring qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)