Defenders sharpen skills at combat arms

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  • By Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
  • 39th Air Base Wing
Airmen from the 39th Security Forces Squadron attended a combat arms class Sept. 4, here.

Combat arms training instructors ensure Airmen are combat ready with this hands-on course.

The classroom and shooting qualification tests are designed to prepare Airmen for permanent change of duty stations, deployments and weapons qualifications.

Also offered at the CA range are shotgun classes for 39th Operations Support Squadron personnel and the Basic Arms Training Course for Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents.

Unlike other career fields who less often deal with the handling of weapons, defenders from the 39th Security Forces Squadron are required to practice shooting during both the day and at night.

During the two-hour classroom portion, CA instructors review safety procedures, assembly and disassembly of both the M9 pistol and M4 rifle.