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New weapons simulator helps refine marksmanship skills

Staff Sgt. Ryan gulley fires at a simulated target Jan. 26, 2015, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. In addition to realistic scenarios, the new weapons simulator also includes target practice and gives real-time feedback to help improve form and technique. Gulley is a 633rd Security Forces Squadron training instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS: Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron refined their marksmanship skills Jan. 26, using a new weapons simulator at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Combat Arms center. The Meggitt Training Systems’ simulator allows Airmen to gain real-world experience with […]


Security forces enhances situational awareness with Innovation

Security forces enhances situational awareness with Innovation

Airmen at Thule Air Base are adopting a new land mobile radio system, enhancing their communications capabilities. Known as Terrestrial-Trunked Radio, or TETRA for short, this LMR system’s employment will result in enhanced situational awareness, removal of a redundant command […]


NATO Seeks Funding for Afghan Security Forces

NATO Seeks Funding for Afghan Security Forces

Afghanistan needs further funding for its police and army if it is to secure the peace after international troops pull out in 2014. But many potential donors are concerned about Afghanistan’s track record on corruption. Everybody wants to help, but […]


Afghan security forces kill three ISAF soldiers

Afghan security forces kill three ISAF soldiers

Two British and one American soldier were killed by Afghan security personnel Monday in two separate shootings, officials said, bringing the number of such deaths to 16 this year. An Afghan soldier said to be an officer shot dead the […]


Training Kicks Off for NATO Mentors in Afghanistan

Training Kicks Off for NATO Mentors in Afghanistan

Almost 300 troops from eight countries, all bound for Afghanistan to mentor Afghan national security forces, kicked off a rigorous pre-deployment training rotation yesterday in Hohenfels, Germany. Ten operational mentor liaison teams converged on the Joint Multinational Readiness Center for […]


US lawmaker urges delay in arms sales to Bahrain

US lawmaker urges delay in arms sales to Bahrain

The United States should delay the sale to Bahrain of any items in a proposed $53 million weapons package that could be used against protesters there, a US senator said Thursday. “I urge the administration to delay the sale of […]


Lessons From Security Force Assistance in Afghanistan

Lessons From Security Force Assistance in Afghanistan

Security force assistance (SFA) is a central pillar of the counterinsurgency campaign being waged by U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The outcome of the campaign hinges, in large measure, on the effectiveness of the assistance given to the Afghan […]


Security forces train Iraqi air force security forces

Security forces train Iraqi air force security forces

Members of the 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron spent several weeks in March and April training 12 Iraqi security forces airmen from New Al Muthana Air Base on force protection techniques. Fourteen security forces members trained the Iraqis on procedures […]


Multinational Force Leads Helicopter Operations in Afghanistan

Multinational Force Leads Helicopter Operations in Afghanistan

The ISAF mission in Afghanistan is, by its very nature, a multinational, multi-Service one. However, there are few units that embody this international partnership better than the Joint Helicopter Force (Afghanistan) [JHF(A)]. JHF(A) forms part of the Joint Aviation Group, […]


 
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