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Airman 1st Class Aaron Hill, 51st Fighter Wing entry controller, turns in an M-4 rifle to Senior Airman Sidney Maxwell, 51st Security Forces Squadron armorer during Exercise Beverly Midnight 16-01 on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 10, 2016. During the exercise, defenders and some augmentees in the exercise were issued weapons with blank firing adapters, which allow them to train in a more realistic environment without anyone being harmed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High/Released) Armed and Ready
The Airmen of the 51st Security Forces Squadron armory are part of an elite group whose mission is none other than ensuring base personnel are armed and prepared to defend the base. Whether real-world or throughout exercises such as Beverly Midnight 16-01, these Airmen play a dual role. They provide weapons to defenders who are still actively patrolling the base and they provide weapons to augmentees and other critical exercise players, such as shelter management teams and most officers.
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Air Force commanders can use the Unit Marshal and Security Forces Staff Arming programs along with the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act to meet the needs of their installation. The Air Force Integrated Defense team is looking into how to authorize Air Force personnel assigned to duty at an off-installation center or facility to carry an appropriate firearm. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Air Force implements additional security measures
In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons.
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