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Airmen take part in subject detention training






U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Polzin, 375th the 375th Security Forces Squadron trainer, instructs detaining tactics during an Agile Base Defense Course training block on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. Instructors focused on combat readiness and security forces tactics during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airmen take part in subject detention training






U.S. Air Force Airmen from 375th Air Mobility Wing practice challenging techniques during an Agile Base Defense Course at the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. “Challenging” is a term used by security forces members to describe giving orders and instructions to subjects entering unauthorized areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airman verifies authentications at gate






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory Mitchell, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician trains on scanning authentications using a Defense Biometrics Identification System scanner at the Shiloh Gate on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. DBIDS scanners are tools that use barcodes and biometrics to identify cardholders entering military installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airman uses augmented reality headset






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dustin Shenigo, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron radio frequency transmission specialist, trains in realistic scenarios utilizing virtual reality on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois April 27, 2022. First Term Airmen Course students were briefed on skillsets outside their career fields to become combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mark Sulaica)


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Airman uses augmented reality headset






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Hoosier, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician uses virtual reality headset to practice high risk stops on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 27, 2022. First Term Airmen Course students were briefed on skillsets outside their career fields to become combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mark Sulaica)


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Airmen take part in Air Force combative training






U.S. Air Force Airman Alex Boyd, 375th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, raises his guard during combative training outside of the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. Over the span of five days, 10 Airmen went through various hands-on and classroom curriculum to become certified in the Agile Base Defense Course program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airman holds handcuffs






A U.S. Air Force Airman holds handcuffs while watching a detaining and searching exercise outside the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. Over the course of five days, 10 First Term Airmen Course students became certified on various law enforcement tactics and procedures which allows them to be called upon as augmentees for the 375th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airmen take part in subject detention training






A U.S. Air Force Airman is detained during a training exercise outside of the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. Over the course of five days, 10 First Term Airmen Course students became certified on various law enforcement tactics and procedures which allows them to be called upon as augmentees for the 375th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airmen take part in subject detention training






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Hoosier, 375 Civil Engineering Squadron electrical systems, practices challenging techniques during an Agile Base Defense Course training block. “Challenging” is a term used by security forces members to describe giving orders and instructions to subjects entering unauthorized areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airman teaches class






U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Trevor Mercer, 375th Security Forces Squadron S3T Trainer, teaches an instruction block during an Agile Base Defense Course in the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. During this five-day course, Mercer oversaw and certified 10 First Term Airmen Course students to allow them to become security forces augmentees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airmen take part in medical training






U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Powers, 375th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight medicine flight chief, demonstrates clearing airway paths on Airman 1st Class Austin Hoosier, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems technician, during a training block of Tactical Combat Causality Care in the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. The clearing of airways is a critical portion of TCCC to increase the survivability of injured patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airman applies tourniquet






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Cabalitan, 375th Communications Squadron client systems technician places a tourniquet on himself during Tactical Combat Causality Care training in the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. Cabalitan and 9 other Airmen went through this training and other combat and law enforcement exercises while in the Agile Base Defense Course which allows them to be called upon to augment the capabilities of the 375th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airman teaches class






U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Powers, 375th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight medicine flight chief watches a video about Tactical Combat Causality Care during a training block in the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. TCCC is an evolution of Self Aid Buddy Carethat is designed to focus on care under fire in real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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Airmen partake in baton training






U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 375th Security force Squadron train augmentees on proper batons techniques on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 27, 2022. During the training, First Term Airmen Course students were briefed on skillsets outside their career fields to become combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mark Sulaica)


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Airman takes part in combative training






U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jamaree Jackson, 375th Force Support Squadron administration technician throws a punch while maintaining his guard during combative training outside the 375th Security Forces Squadron on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, April 28, 2022. Air Force combative training focuses on proper form and gaining the upper hand while engaging with hostile aggressors in hand-to-hand combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Cook)


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The 375th Security Forces Squadron has reintroduced the Agile Base Defense Course program, otherwise known as the SF augmentee program for First Term Airmen Course Students. Prior to this revitalization, members of Team Scott would be trained and then may have a permanent change of station shortly thereafter.


To eliminate the loss of trained and knowledgeable augmentees, 10 Airmen who recently completed the First Term Airman’s Course were identified within the beginning of their tour April 29, 2022. 


As the program continues, the 375th SFS will train an FTAC class quarterly.


The Airmen completed a five-day classroom, hands-on and scenario based training curriculum that covered facets of security forces core competencies from authenticating identifications to apprehending subjects. With the training concluded, the 375th SFS have now bolstered their capabilities by having dedicated personnel who can be called upon if Force Protection Conditions increase.


“Every Airman is a sensor, and it’s everybody’s responsibility to maintain the security of the air base,” said Tech. Sgt. Trevor Mercer, 375th Security Forces Squadron S3T Trainer. “They’re fresh to the base and like a sponge for learning.”


Throughout the training, Airmen are given various certifications such as Tactical Combat Causality Care and weapons qualifications, which also increases their readiness for their unit. TCCC is an evolution of Self-Aid and Buddy Care that focuses on administering care under fire and providing Airmen with the knowledge needed to give aid to a wingman in real-world events. With the weapons qualifications, the augmentees became familiarized with the M-4 and M-18 weapon systems.



  The first day, we learned basics of what we would be doing, as well as gun safety. We were able to get on certified on the M4A1 and the M18. I thought was really cool because not a lot of people get to do that – especially as a young Airman.

Airman 1st Class Sophia Guerrero, 375th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment


Mercer said he looks forward to the growth of this program and its ability to add benefit to Airmen going through the course as well as safeguarding the assets of Scott.


“This is going to be a continuous process to implement the total force-mindset of integrative base defense,” he explained. “They received the same training that we would give our security forces members when it comes to the proper use of force when encountering a subject, proper techniques to challenge and handcuff individuals, and basic situational awareness as a security force member. This provided them a glimpse through that lens that we see day-to-day to ensure the security of the insulation.”


Mercer said he was thankful for the first group he trained and the attitude they came into the program with.


“This group that we have right now has been really receptive,” he touted. “They’ve been enthusiastic the entire time. It is nice for us as instructors to have Airmen who are willing to learn and has the mindset that this is going to be beneficial to them, not only now, but throughout their career”


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appreciations were not exclusive to the instructors whose focus was increasing the combat readiness of the Showcase Wing. On the final day of the training, Airmen reflected on their training and what it did for them.

“My favorite part would definitely have to be the fourth day when we learned challenging, detaining and searching [an individual,]” Guerrero said with a grin. “You don’t know how many tools you have in your toolbox until you’re actually shown them. I thought that was really cool to see myself take on someone that’s a lot bigger than me, taller than me, and have them do as I tell them. I was able to apprehend someone. I thought that was really, really eye opening. It was a morale boost for sure.”

Mercer added, “Instilling that warrior mindset in our young Airmen is crucial. Especially, with seeing events worldwide, we’re not just individual career fields that make up the Air Force – it takes a total team effort. It requires every Airman to fully understand that it’s their responsibility for security and not just the beret wearers.”



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