Show of Force

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  • By Master Sgt. Mindy Gagne
  • 141 Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
The 141st Security Forces Squadron with assistance from the 366th Training Group and the Army National Guard was involved in an annual training exercise, June 2, 2012 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

The training scenario involved a downed helicopter with a hurt crew that was under fire. During the scenario the 141st SFS Airman called in a nine line report providing intelligence and location to the ground controller and requested immediate air evacuation.

The Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School's Urban Evasion Lab at the 336th TG, provided the training environment necessary for the exercise. The SERE instructors also assisted as actors during the scenario and provided instruction during the debriefing that followed the training.

The 141st SFS employed combat life skills, self-aid and buddy care techniques and team building skills to successfully accomplish the training requirements.

"The biggest benefit is that we work together as a team," said Mr. Randy Toulou, 141st SFS Readiness Training Coordinator. "We are the Air Force infantry and we go outside of the wire on occasion."

Some of the other scenarios the 141st SFS trained on were clearing buildings, searching for and learning to distinguish hostile enemies and practicing critical decision making techniques during battle.

Tactical Convoy training was also a part of the training. Vehicle assets were provided by the Wash. Army National Guard.

Additional training will follow later this summer on land navigation to include team movement and use of night-vision equipment.

"Our mission is to deploy down-range and work as ground infantry," said Toulou. "We are the eyes and ears from a forward operational stand point outside of the wire."