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AF Reserve security forces squadrons train and lead at Air Force Academy

Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Scott Joiner gets help with his face camouflage April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Scott Joiner gets help with his face camouflage April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists from the 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons based out of Colo., receive their debriefing from Master Sgt. Casey Karins after completing the last mission of training April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists from the 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons based out of Colo., receive their debriefing from Master Sgt. Casey Karins after completing the last mission of training April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Nicolina Villani-Martinez writes down critical information as she receives an operations order for the day’s simulated mission prior to heading out April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Nicolina Villani-Martinez writes down critical information as she receives an operations order for the day’s simulated mission prior to heading out April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lavin provides combat medical attention during a simulated ambush April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.  
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lavin provides combat medical attention during a simulated ambush April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Capt. April Harker receives simulated combat medical attention from Senior Airman Oceana Goodsell during a simulated personnel recovery mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Capt. April Harker receives simulated combat medical attention from Senior Airman Oceana Goodsell during a simulated personnel recovery mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists from the 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons based out of Colo., receive an operations order for the day’s simulated mission prior to heading out April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists from the 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons based out of Colo., receive an operations order for the day’s simulated mission prior to heading out April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Robert Boris pays close attention during a debriefing after completing the last mission of training April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Robert Boris pays close attention during a debriefing after completing the last mission of training April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

An Air Force Reservist helps carry off a simulated wounded to a neutral area during an ambush training  mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

An Air Force Reservist helps carry off a simulated wounded to a neutral area during an ambush training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve security forces members covertly review and plan their next position move on a map during a training  mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reserve security forces members covertly review and plan their next position move on a map during a training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists Staff Sgt. Steven Massey and Senior Airman James Protsman, take a moment to formulate their next plan of attack during a training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)
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Air Force Reservists Staff Sgt. Steven Massey and Senior Airman James Protsman, take a moment to formulate their next plan of attack during a training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists Senior Airman William Skinner and Senior Airman James Protsman quickly return fire at an enemy’s ambush during a training  mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)
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Air Force Reservists Senior Airman William Skinner and Senior Airman James Protsman quickly return fire at an enemy’s ambush during a training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lavin provides protection as Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Bricker searches a simulated enemy for weapons and items of importance during an ambush April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)
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Air Force Reservists Tech. Sgt. Christopher Lavin provides protection as Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Bricker searches a simulated enemy for weapons and items of importance during an ambush April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservists Senior Airman Justin Gaitan and Tech. Sgt Nicholas Bricker aggressively fire at fast approaching enemies during a training  mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)
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Air Force Reservists Senior Airman Justin Gaitan and Tech. Sgt Nicholas Bricker aggressively fire at fast approaching enemies during a training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Robert Vens provides rear security during a training  mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)
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Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Robert Vens provides rear security during a training mission April 9, 2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a joint combat leaders course while living in field conditions. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo -- The Air Force Reserve's 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons improved their leadership skill sets April 5-10 at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jack's Valley training range in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Over 30 of the SFS "Defenders," based at both here and Buckley AFB, Colo., took part in the Combat Leaders Course, while living in field conditions, learning how to run and lead a squad of defenders under the stress of combat conditions. Each day's mission is designed around the main objective of the day's classroom instruction by placing practical application of combat maneuvers into complex mission environments. Working as cohesive teams, a variety of scenarios were thrown at them, including improvised explosive device discovery training, camouflage and concealment, ambush retaliation, enemy combatant searches, rescuing injured personnel and land navigation.

AF Reserve Master Sgt. Kasey Karins, 710th SFS non-commissioned officer in charge of training, said this training is not just going from point A to point B, it's seeing the big picture.

"They're becoming a lot more detail oriented, not only the planning of their missions, the execution of their missions and that to me is the most important part," Karins said.
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