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Defenders participate in training demonstration

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Emily Arceneaux, 81st Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, aims her weapon towards the room where the "shooter" has barricaded himself during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Emily Arceneaux, 81st Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, aims her weapon towards the room where the "shooter" has barricaded himself during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Vaughan, IV, 81st Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, secures the room as Staff Sgt. Zachary Vega, 81st SFS unit scheduler, portrays the "shooter" lying dead on the floor during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. Tech. Sgt. Anthony Horton, 81st SFS training NCO in charge, said that the demonstration provided defenders with a realistic scenario that encompassed baseline first responder skills and effectively breeds multi-agency cooperation toward the common goal of minimizing casualties and neutralizing the threat expeditiously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Vaughan, IV, 81st Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, secures the room as Staff Sgt. Zachary Vega, 81st SFS unit scheduler, portrays the "shooter" lying dead on the floor during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. Tech. Sgt. Anthony Horton, 81st SFS training NCO in charge, said that the demonstration provided defenders with a realistic scenario that encompassed baseline first responder skills and effectively breeds multi-agency cooperation toward the common goal of minimizing casualties and neutralizing the threat expeditiously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Emily Arceneaux, 81st Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, and James Vaughan, IV, 81st SFS unit trainer, prepares to drop a phone box to be used for negotiations during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Emily Arceneaux, 81st Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, and James Vaughan, IV, 81st SFS unit trainer, prepares to drop a phone box to be used for negotiations during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron hostage negotiation team prepare to negotiate with the "shooter" during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Rozas, 81st Security Forces Squadron office of special investigations joint drug enforcement team leader, said that maintaining readiness is the number pone priority for the 81st SFS and it is always good to train in different scenarios because every situation is different so expectations vary, but the training is constant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron hostage negotiation team prepare to negotiate with the "shooter" during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Rozas, 81st Security Forces Squadron office of special investigations joint drug enforcement team leader, said that maintaining readiness is the number pone priority for the 81st SFS and it is always good to train in different scenarios because every situation is different so expectations vary, but the training is constant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron secure the building during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron secure the building during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel run for safety as members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron enter the building during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Horton, 81st SFS training NCO in charge, said that the demonstration provided defenders with a realistic scenario that encompassed baseline first responder skills and effectively breeds multi-agency cooperation toward the common goal of minimizing casualties and neutralizing the threat expeditiously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel run for safety as members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron enter the building during an 81st SFS active shooter training demonstration at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 14, 2019. The scenario included a disgruntled Airman with marital problems and a pending administrative discharge who ran the entry gate which then escalated to an active shooter situation. Leadership attended the event, which is one of several in recognition of the Year Of The Defender, to observe what steps Keesler Defenders take during a high intensity situation, such as an active shooter, in preparation for real-world situations. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Horton, 81st SFS training NCO in charge, said that the demonstration provided defenders with a realistic scenario that encompassed baseline first responder skills and effectively breeds multi-agency cooperation toward the common goal of minimizing casualties and neutralizing the threat expeditiously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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