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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Gallo, the 71st Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training Maintenance (CATM) noncommissioned officer-in-charge, and Flight Sgt. Joshua Wiederkehr, prepare to run for cover during a Shoot, Move, Communicate class July 28, 2014, at the CATM range, Vance Air Force Base, Okla. Shoot, Move, Communicate is an annual training requirement designed to familiarize Airmen in the art of moving from cover to cover in stressful situations while directing fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon)(RELEASED)

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Defenders from the 71st Security Forces Squadron went through a mandatory training called Shoot, Move, Communicate July 28 at the Combat Arms Training Maintenance facility here.

Shoot, Move, Communicate is a collection of training scenarios that familiarize trainees in the art of moving from cover to cover in stressful situations while directing fire.

“It’s important to communicate with your team members when you are engaged in a fire fight so that you don’t engage with each other,” said Tech. Sgt. John King, the 71st Security Forces Squadron unit training manager. “It’s not easy to move and communicate while carrying your weapon properly."

“This training is beneficial in those real-world situations while on a deployment or at home base,” said King, about the annual training requirement.

“I was very impressed with the training,” said Airman Breanna Kennan, a 71st SFS patrolman. “I enjoy the active side of my job and learning all of the aspects, not just law enforcement.”

During the class, students complete 12 scenarios using 245 dye-marking cartridges, fired from an M4 carbine and an M9 pistol.

“The dye-marking cartridges used are like using high-velocity paintballs,” said King. “If you get shot with one of these, you will end up with a bruise. In real life, you will end up dead. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to communicate with your partner while using proper muzzle movements, so you don’t accidentally shoot your partner.”


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This work, Defenders learn how to Shoot, Move, Communicate, by SSgt Nancy Falcon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.28.2014

Date Posted:08.07.2014 13:33

Location:VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, OK, USGlobe

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