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Ohio Air Guardsmen train security forces with Alaska National Guard

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Frank Watts, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, briefs Ohio Air Guardsmen as they practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Frank Watts, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, briefs Ohio Air Guardsmen as they practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Frank Watts, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, briefs Ohio Air Guardsmen as they practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Frank Watts, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, briefs Ohio Air Guardsmen as they practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, prepares to land during a training mission on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 24. Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, were onboard the helicopter to train on insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, prepares to land during a training mission on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 24. Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, were onboard the helicopter to train on insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, prepares to land during a training mission on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 24. Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, were onboard the helicopter to train on insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, prepares to land during a training mission on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, July 24. Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, were onboard the helicopter to train on insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice tactical helocopter insertion on a UH-60 Black Hawk with Alaksa Army National Guard pilots from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other squadron members within their wing, performed their two-week annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice tactical helocopter insertion on a UH-60 Black Hawk with Alaksa Army National Guard pilots from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other squadron members within their wing, performed their two-week annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice tactical helocopter insertion on a UH-60 Black Hawk with Alaksa Army National Guard pilots from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other squadron members within their wing, performed their two-week annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice tactical helocopter insertion on a UH-60 Black Hawk with Alaksa Army National Guard pilots from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other squadron members within their wing, performed their two-week annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, exit a Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson July 24. The Ohio Guardsmen were practicing insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation during their annual training. U.S. Army National Guard image by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, exit a Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson July 24. The Ohio Guardsmen were practicing insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation during their annual training. U.S. Army National Guard image by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, exit a Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson July 24. The Ohio Guardsmen were practicing insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation during their annual training. U.S. Army National Guard image by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Guardsmen from the 179th Security Forces, Ohio Air National Guard, exit a Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson July 24. The Ohio Guardsmen were practicing insertion techniques that is important for deployment preparation during their annual training. U.S. Army National Guard image by Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members within their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Peter Kanz, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, plays a roof-top shooter with training ammunition for Ohio Air Guardsmen practicing squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Peter Kanz, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, plays a roof-top shooter with training ammunition for Ohio Air Guardsmen practicing squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Peter Kanz, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, plays a roof-top shooter with training ammunition for Ohio Air Guardsmen practicing squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Staff Sgt. Peter Kanz, a 176 Security Forces trainer, Alaska Air National Guard, plays a roof-top shooter with training ammunition for Ohio Air Guardsmen practicing squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- An Ohio Air Guardsmen spies a roof-top shooter during squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- An Ohio Air Guardsmen spies a roof-top shooter during squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- An Ohio Air Guardsmen spies a roof-top shooter during squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- An Ohio Air Guardsmen spies a roof-top shooter during squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice squad movement tactics and react-to-contact training under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice helocopter insertion and squad movement tactics under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice helocopter insertion and squad movement tactics under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice helocopter insertion and squad movement tactics under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Ohio Air Guardsmen practice helocopter insertion and squad movement tactics under the Alaska Air National Guard's security forces trainers here July 24, 2013. Fifteen members of the 179th Security Forces Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, along with 28 other members of their wing, performed annual training here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt N. Alicia Halla/Released)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Fifteen 179th Security Forces Squadron members, along with 28 other Ohio Air Guardsmen, came here to perform their two-week annual training with the Alaska Air National Guard from July 20 to Aug. 3.

The security forces group trained on helicopter insertion and squad movement tactics with the help of Alaska Army Guard pilots and Alaska Air National Guard security forces trainers July 24.

After the Ohioans were transported via a UH-60 Black Hawk to the Mad Bull training site here, they trekked through a mock urban village to clear buildings, react to contact and deal with force-on-force situations using training ammunition. Similar to paint-ball rounds, the training ammunition allows for a realistic and safe training scenario.

"We don't get to do this very often," said Capt. Doug Noblet, commander of the 179th Security Forces Squadron. "This is a really good opportunity. We're thankful to everyone here who helped put this together."
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