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Commando Warrior: Best warriors in PACAF

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  • By 1st Lt Kevin Coffman
  • 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The accolades continue to roll in as yet another member of Team Osan wins an annual unit award. 

The 607th Training Flight "Commando Warrior" unit here took home the Pacific Air Forces Outstanding Security Forces Flight Award for 2006. Commando Warrior at Osan is assigned to the 607th Air Operations Group under 7th Air Force. 

This particular Regional Training Center is one of four in the Air Force worldwide. 

"The warriors of this dynamic unit tackle their responsibilities head-on and have provided expert training to the United States Air Force, United States Army, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Republic of Korea Air Force and civilian personnel throughout the Pacific Theater," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood, 7th Air Force commander. 

Commando Warrior has the task of preparing defense forces throughout the Pacific region to perform and succeed while deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. 

"We take what the Commando Warrior instructors and other Security Forces Airmen have experienced and lessons learned while deployed, and we incorporate them into our curriculum," said Maj. Jason Beck, Commando Warrior commander. 

The 607th TRF Commando Warrior provides PACAF Security Forces with unique ground combat skills training and evaluations. During 2006, Commando Warrior developed a PACAF directed, Air Force-wide benchmark squad leader course designed to prepare and train squad leaders in a combat environment. 

Commando Warrior offers various courses including the 18-day Ground Combat Skills course, which covers air base defense in an expeditionary environment, and the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Level Two course, where students actually crash cars, conduct surveillance on each other, and are taught defensive and offensive driving skills.

"The entire school is relocating to Andersen Air Base in Guam later this year," said Major Beck. "I am proud to be the last commander and close the schoolhouse here at Osan on such a positive note. We stress teamwork here in the unit, and winning this award was definitely a team effort on behalf of not only Commando Warrior but Team Osan."