Security Forces takes on active shooter training at FAA Shoothouse
By Tech. Sgt. Andrew Merlock, 177th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 17, 2013
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.