Security Forces takes on active shooter training at FAA Shoothouse

Airmen from the 177th Security Forces Squadron practice room clearing procedures during an exercise scenario on Nov.16, 2013 at the FAA Training Facility, N.J.  Airmen practiced scenarios ranging from room clearing to entry procedures during the exercise.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Shane Karp/Released)

U.S. Tech. Sgt. James Armstrong (foreground) from the 177th Security Forces Squadron explains proper room clearing procedures with Tech. Sgt. Andrew Hambleton (background) during an exercise scenario on Nov.16, 2013 at the FAA Training Facility, N.J. Airmen practiced scenarios ranging from room clearing to entry procedures during the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Shane Karp/Released)

An airman from the 177th Security Forces Squadron practices clearing a room during an exercise scenario on Nov.16, 2013 at the FAA Training Facility, N.J.  Airmen practiced scenarios ranging from room clearing to entry procedures during the exercise.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Shane Karp/Released)

An airman from the 177th Security Forces Squadron practices clearing a room during an exercise scenario on Nov.16, 2013 at the FAA Training Facility, N.J. Airmen practiced scenarios ranging from room clearing to entry procedures during the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Shane Karp/Released)

Airmen from the 177th Security Forces Squadron practices proper technique while entering a compound during an exercise scenario on Nov.16, 2013 at the FAA Training Facility, N.J.  Airmen practiced scenarios ranging from room clearing to entry procedures during the exercise.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Shane Karp/Released)

Airmen from the 177th Security Forces Squadron practice proper technique while entering a compound during an exercise scenario on Nov.16, 2013 at the FAA Training Facility, N.J. Airmen practiced scenarios ranging from room clearing to entry procedures during the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Shane Karp/Released)

ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. -- Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing's Security Forces Squadron conducted training exercises at the United States Air Marshalls' training facility in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Saturday.

The training focused on the techniques utilized when approaching buildings, breaching doors and clearing rooms.

"The tactics practiced and utilized today will be beneficial to airmen both overseas and at home during active shooter situations", said Tech. Sgt. James Armstrong, the 177th FW's security forces training instructor.

Due to the fact that the situations in which these tactics are utilized can be extremely stressful and require split second decisions, training scenarios provide these airmen with a solid foundation to ensure mission success.