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    Inside BDOC '24-hour Duties'

    CHEYENNE, WY, UNITED STATES

    06.27.2021

    Story by Airman 1st Class Faith Iris MacIlvaine 

    90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

    Airman 1st Class Kyle Weber, base defense controller operator, and Airman 1st Class Joseph Laureano, base defense control center alpha, share the importance of their duties at the BDOC while working a 12-hour shift on June 27, 2021, at F.E Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

    The BDOC is a command and control facility established by the base commander to serve as a focal point for base security and defense. The BDOC Airmen are trained to use quick reaction forces to engage in possible security events that may arise on base.

    Two security forces Airmen man the BDOC 24/7, with one Airman being the controller and the other, an alarm monitor. From the BDOC, both members are responsible for all security and law enforcement operations, alarms and security systems in all base facilities, communicating with patrol Airmen through radio transmissions, as well as traffic control on base.

    “I love this job because it’s challenging, I get to learn law enforcement which gives me a different perspective instead of working in the Weapons Storage Area,” said Weber. “I enjoy seeing the day-to-day law enforcement operations.”

    Due to the critical nature of their mission, only Airmen who have passed multiple assessments are qualified to man this station. To work in the BDOC security forces Airmen must pass a quality control standardized evaluation, complete practice test in weapons and correctly recite BDOC procedures and duties. They are also re-tested annually to keep this position.

    “It’s rewarding when one of my Airmen gets an award or passes a duty evaluation or gets a high score, “ said Staff Sgt. Mason Werkheiser. “I don’t want them to be good, I want them to be better than me.”

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    Date Taken: 06.27.2021
    Date Posted: 07.16.2021 09:10
    Story ID: 400485
    Location: CHEYENNE, WY, US 

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