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Expeditionary exercise trains Security Forces

Two members from the 446th Security Forces Squadron arrive for the expeditionary exercise from a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The expeditionary exercise kicked off over the September Unit Training Assembly and concluded Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

Two members from the 446th Security Forces Squadron arrive for the expeditionary exercise from a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The expeditionary exercise kicked off over the September Unit Training Assembly and concluded Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

Security Forces Squadron Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord participate in a field training exercise to simulate combat conditions when deployed. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

Security Forces Squadron Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord participate in a field training exercise to simulate combat conditions when deployed. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

A Citizen Airman from the 446th Security Forces Squadron is in position participating in a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise challenged SFS members to train in an expeditionary environment. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

A Citizen Airman from the 446th Security Forces Squadron is in position participating in a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise challenged SFS members to train in an expeditionary environment. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

A Citizen Airman from the 446th Security Forces Squadron focuses while riding in an armored vehicle during a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise challenged SFS members to train in an expeditionary environment and included U.S. Army aviation assets and 446th Airlift Wing medical personnel. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

A Citizen Airman from the 446th Security Forces Squadron focuses while riding in an armored vehicle during a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise challenged SFS members to train in an expeditionary environment and included U.S. Army aviation assets and 446th Airlift Wing medical personnel. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

A Citizen Airman from the 446th Security Forces Squadron scans the area as part of a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise focused on training Citizen Airmen on expeditionary tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

A Citizen Airman from the 446th Security Forces Squadron scans the area as part of a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise focused on training Citizen Airmen on expeditionary tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

Citizen Airmen from the 446th Security Forces Squadron participate in a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise challenged SFS members to train in an expeditionary environment and included U.S. Army aviation assets and medical personnel. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

Citizen Airmen from the 446th Security Forces Squadron participate in a large-scale Field Training Exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord September 8 - 11th. The exercise challenged SFS members to train in an expeditionary environment and included U.S. Army aviation assets and medical personnel. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Liddicoet)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. --

As part of a large-scale Field Training Exercise put together by the 446th Security Forces Squadron, more than 50 members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducted a large-scale Field Training Exercise September 8 - 11th.

Held over the September Unit Training Assembly, the exercise included U.S. Army aviation assets as well as medical personnel.

Planners designed the exercise to challenge Security Forces operators to perform expeditionary skills including urban operations, base defense operations, entry control point operations, and key leader engagements.

In a video interview, Capt. Ryan Bradley, 446th SFS commander, explained, “we did the exercise to highlight what we do in an expeditionary environment so we can recognize our strengths and learn what we need to improve upon in the future.”

The exercise also demonstrated how Reservists maximize their training time to accomplish critical deployment training tasks.

“During the UTAs, we’re always crunched on time,” said Tech. Sgt. Peter Ahn, 446th SFS NCO. “For us to come out here and do hands-on training, it just shows what we’re capable of doing and how we maximize our time.”

From rifleman to being squad member, we all have our different roles we need to practice, and this exercise gave us the opportunity to do that, said Bradley.

The training included scenarios that the Citizen Airmen might encounter while deployed.

Learning how to identify Improvised Explosive Devices and patrolling in convoys in and around makeshift training villages were important elements of the training.

The Citizen Airmen even participated in an impromptu ambush exercise utilizing laser technology to test their ability to work as a team and overcome opposition forces.