Re-engineering the Raven

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bryan Farmer, 146th Security Forces Squadron, Channel Islands Air National Guard Base, California, patrolman, focuses in as he prepares to enter the "Redman" room for another physical training session during the Phoenix Raven Qualification Course at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The intensive three-week, 12-hour-a-day course covers such subjects as cross-cultural awareness, legal considerations, embassy operations, airfield survey techniques, explosive ordnance awareness, aircraft searches, and unarmed self-defense techniques. Students are exposed to more than 70 use-of-force scenarios where stress is simulated using role players. Training includes instruction and realistic practical exercises in antiterrorism/force protection, weapon system security, verbal judo, combatives, tactical baton employment and advanced firearms proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
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