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Tony Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems Inc., instructs Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists during a week-long Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response System course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2017. The SPEAR System takes advantage of the human body’s startle/flinch mechanism to convert an aggressor’s attack into a tactical counter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) SERE meets SPEAR: Specialists convene for unique combative course
Your transport aircraft has just crashed in a remote and hostile environment. You and only a handful of other troops have survived the crash. As you survey the surroundings, you notice a crowd of local inhabitants running toward the wreckage screaming wildly, with brows furrowed and fists clenched. The level of fear inside you begins to skyrocket. You’re now scanning the crowd for its weakest links, trying to formulate a progressive strategy with the little time you have before they make contact. Which combative system are you most confident to employ in order to save your own life? Self-defense is a major component of support provided by Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists to troops who have a high risk of isolation in theater, such as downed-pilots and operators. Late last month, SERE specialists across the 23d Wing, along with Pararescuemen from the 68th Formal Training Unit convened at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to attend a one-week personal defense course led by a special guest.
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Senior Airman Kristen Aubrey, 23d Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, inspects a simulated patient's ear, May 4, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. After recognizing a patient with life-threatening symptoms, Aubrey was honored for quickly responding to a potentially dire situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Medical technicians care for greatest assets
Medical technicians are normally the first to see a patient, leaving it to them to assess if someone is simply sick or should be in an emergency room. After recognizing a patient with life-threatening symptoms, one of Team Moody’s medical technicians was recently honored for quickly responding to a potentially dire situation. “I knew right away I needed to let the provider know and figure out what we were going to do for them,” said Senior Airman Kristen Aubrey, 23d Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician. “We called and made them go to the ER right away because it could have been the onset of another heart attack.”
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A Moody Mud Run participant low-crawls under barbed wire during the Moody Mud Run, May 6, 2017, in Ray City, Ga. The Fourth Annual Moody Mud consisted of both adult and child course that challenged more than 600 participants with obstacles over 4.2 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.) Moody hosts fourth annual Mud Run
The Fourth Annual Moody Mud consisted of both adult and child course that challenged more than 600 participants with 27 obstacles over 4.2 miles.
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A unit trainer sprays Airman 1st Class Hunter Ogle, 23d Security Forces Squadron entry controller, in the face with oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray, during an initial confidence course, May 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Defender prevails, despite pepper spray
Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool.
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Airman 1st Class Mary Amstead, 23d Wing Judge Advocate general law paralegal, poses with an assortment of alcohol bottles, April 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Air Force expresses the importance of having outlets for the stressors of military life. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman battles alcoholism, prevails
“I was in a ball crying and saying, ‘I need help.’ My wife didn’t know what to do. I’d already been through in-patient once, and she didn’t know how to fix me.” After relapsing and turning back to the bottle, Staff Sgt. Jaiopalanta Jones, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, later checked himself into in-patient care. This was the second time he attempted to combat the effects alcohol was having on his life.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) NATO partners conduct close air support exercise
Today’s fight against terrorism doesn’t rest on the shoulders of one country. It’s a team fight, meaning countries must be interoperable to effectively defeat the evil in this world. To better support that team, members of the German air force’s Air Ground Operations Squadron partnered with the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron to conduct a close air support exercise, April 10 to 14 at Camp Grayling, Mich.
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Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron conduct a tactical demo during the 820th Base Defense Group’s 20th Anniversary Ceremony, March 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Retired chief of staff Gen. John Jumper and his wife, Ellen, and many former members of the 820th BDG visited to celebrate the anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) 17th Air Force Chief of Staff visits Moody
Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper, his wife, Ellen, and many former members of the 820th Base Defense Group visited to celebrate the groups 20th Anniversary, March 27 to 30, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Jumper was a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, including 1,400 combat hours. The celebration included an 820th BDG capabilities demo, a reenlistment ceremony and a formal dinner.
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The Georgia Pines Dinning Facility hosted its first Iron Chef Competition, March 23, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Four teams met at the Georgia Pines Dining Facility and were given an hour to prepare their meals for the judges. The 23d Force Support Squadron plans to hold at least one Iron Chef Competition per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airmen ‘spice things up’ during competition
The Georgia Pines Dinning Facility hosted its first Iron Chef Competition, March 23, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Four teams met at the Georgia Pines Dining Facility and were given an hour to prepare their meals for the judges. The 23d Force Support Squadron plans to hold at least one Iron Chef Competition per year.
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US. Army soldier Ricardo Plana, and his wife, Emerenciana Plana, pose for a photo in the Philippines, in between 1946 and 1949. Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Plana and thousands more prisoners of war were forced to march 70 miles before entering concentration camps during WWII. To honor his and other POW’s sacrifices, Plana’s grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of confinement, marched 26.2 miles, March 19, 2017, at White Sands Missile Range, N. M. (courtesy photo) Bataan Death March: Airman Honors POW grandfather
Starvation, torture and a 70-mile march to concentration camps or dying in the process were the only options Philippine soldier, the late Ricardo Plana faced after the U.S. surrendered the Bataan Peninsula to the Japanese during World War II. Now, 75 years later, his grandson, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Max Biser, 23d Security Forces Squadron, traveled to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to complete the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March, March 19.
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Air Force Academy Cadet Benge waits for his next instruction during an Air Liaison Officer Aptitude Assessment, Feb. 14, 2017, at Camp Bullis, Texas. The week-long assessment allows current ALOs and enlisted cadre to decide if the cadets are worthy of progressing to the Tactical Air Control Party school house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Air Liaison Officers test cadets
Cadets from the Air Force Academy attended an Air Liaison Officers Aptitude Assessment, Feb. 13 to 17, at Camp Bullis, Texas. Current ALOs and enlisted Tactical Air Control Party members from the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing filled the roles of cadre and raters to assess if the cadets have what it takes to join their career field.
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