Tech Security Forces
Staff Sgt. Thomas Cooper: For Security Forces role, our mission is pretty simple. To take care and protect the people, personnel, and all of our resources.
Staff Sgt. Rebecca Roberson: What we teach here at the Security Forces Academy is going to be the weapons are, which is Area One, and then you have the -- Area Two is going to be your law enforcement, and then Area Three is just your field training, your pre-deployment training, kind of preparing you, what's going to be, when you deploy.
Staff Sgt. Thomas Cooper: You know we have an area where we do strictly weapons, so from the time they touch those weapons in the beginning, they're learning how to operate that weapon, how to handle it safely, and how to shoot that weapon. If that weapon malfunctions, or how to stop the malfunction, and get that weapon back in operation. In the law enforcement area, we teach them everything that they should encounter. That's everything from questioning an individual to rights advisement, all the way to responding to a traffic stop, and responding to domestic disturbances.
Airman Basic Michael Houston: In the law enforcement part of my training, I've learned how to technically take somebody down, I've learned how to apprehend somebody, I've challenged vehicles, I've challenged individuals. I've also done vehicles searches as well.
Staff Sgt. Thomas Cooper: That law enforcement, and that security, that's our job at home station. But when we deploy, we're that warrior airman. Behind me right now is a mock village. This is a simulation of something that they may see, so when we're out patrolling combat or recon patrol, they see this. And then they're going to use their tactics to either transverse around this area, or how they're going to go through the area.
Staff Sgt. Rebecca Roberson: What trains them to clear a building, and the precision techniques that they're going to use. We try to create the environment as real as it possibly can. The airmen that I'm putting through, I've got to make sure that I want to be on the front line with them one day. And that's the confidence that I have when I teach.