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Eyes on target: CATM helps Airmen stay qualified

Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, instructs a class at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During classroom instruction, Airmen receive refresher training on how to properly handle, load, fire and maintain weapons ranging from the M4 Carbine to the Beretta M9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, instructs a class at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During classroom instruction, Airmen receive refresher training on how to properly handle, load, fire and maintain weapons ranging from the M4 Carbine to the Beretta M9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Michael O’Neil, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, gives feedback to Master Sgt. Leslie Finley, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant, following a live fire qualification session at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. CATM instructors are in charge of student safety throughout the course and correcting shooters after all live fire has stopped. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Michael O’Neil, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, gives feedback to Master Sgt. Leslie Finley, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant, following a live fire qualification session at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. CATM instructors are in charge of student safety throughout the course and correcting shooters after all live fire has stopped. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, supervises shooters from the control room at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The control room operator is in charge of telling the shooters which firing position to take, how many rounds will be shot and which target to shoot at. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, supervises shooters from the control room at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The control room operator is in charge of telling the shooters which firing position to take, how many rounds will be shot and which target to shoot at. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Master Sgt. Leslie Finley, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant, reloads 5.56 mm rounds into his magazine at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Before being deployed, Airmen must pass weapons qualifications with the M4 Carbine and be able to shoot from four positions – prone supported, prone unsupported, kneeling supported and over barricade supported – and hit their target from as far as 300 meters away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Master Sgt. Leslie Finley, 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant, reloads 5.56 mm rounds into his magazine at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Before being deployed, Airmen must pass weapons qualifications with the M4 Carbine and be able to shoot from four positions – prone supported, prone unsupported, kneeling supported and over barricade supported – and hit their target from as far as 300 meters away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Tech. Sgt. Russell Smith, 366th Training Squadron, Detachment 6 structures instructor, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss., shoots a target with an M4 Carbine at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Before being deployed, Airmen must pass weapons qualifications with the M4 Carbine and be able to shoot from four positions – prone supported, prone unsupported, kneeling supported and over barricade supported – and hit their target from as far as 300 meters away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Tech. Sgt. Russell Smith, 366th Training Squadron, Detachment 6 structures instructor, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss., shoots a target with an M4 Carbine at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Before being deployed, Airmen must pass weapons qualifications with the M4 Carbine and be able to shoot from four positions – prone supported, prone unsupported, kneeling supported and over barricade supported – and hit their target from as far as 300 meters away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Javonnia Peak, 81st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, shoots an M4 Carbine during night time qualifications at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 15, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. 81st Security Forces Squadron patrolmen have to maintain qualifications for day and night time engagements annually to maintain deployment eligibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Staff Sgt. Javonnia Peak, 81st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, shoots an M4 Carbine during night time qualifications at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 15, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. 81st Security Forces Squadron patrolmen have to maintain qualifications for day and night time engagements annually to maintain deployment eligibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, instructs a class at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During classroom instruction, Airmen receive refresher training on how to properly handle, load, fire and maintain weapons ranging from the M4 Carbine to the Beretta M9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)