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56th SFS trains on new weapons systems

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daisy Valencia, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an M4A1 rifle during a weapons qualification course at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daisy Valencia, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an M4A1 rifle during a weapons qualification course at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. CATM instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with one of the Air Force’s new weapons systems, the M4A1. Previously, 56th SFS members used a semi-automatic M4 and are currently transitioning to the use of an automatic M4. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Huff, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires a weapon next to MWD Enzo, during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Huff, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires a weapon next to MWD Enzo, during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Enzo attended the course to expose him to the sound of weapon fire, training him to keep composure during high-stress situations. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems, the M4A1 rifle and M18 carbine, leading the way for the future of SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ramon Rosa Aponte, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, hangs targets during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ramon Rosa Aponte, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, hangs targets during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with two of the Air Force’s newest weapons systems: the M4A1 rifle and the M18 carbine. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Huff, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, adjusts his gas mask during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Huff, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, adjusts his gas mask during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Firing while wearing a gas mask is one of the requirements for weapons qualification to ensure Air Force personnel are capable of weapon proficiency in austere environments. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, the M4A1 rifle and M18 carbine, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Watters, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, fires an M4A1 rifle during a weapons qualification course at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Watters, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, fires an M4A1 rifle during a weapons qualification course at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. CATM instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with one of the Air Force’s new weapons systems, the M4A1. Previously, 56th SFS members used a semi-automatic M4 and are currently transitioning to the use of an automatic M4. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Huff, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires an M41A rifle while using night-vision goggles during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Huff, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires an M41A rifle while using night-vision goggles during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Firing in low-light conditions is one of the requirements for weapons qualification to ensure SFS members are capable of weapon proficiency in austere environments. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, the M4A1 and M18 carbine, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Sutherby, 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructor, evaluates targets during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Sutherby, 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructor, evaluates targets during a weapons qualification course Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. CATM instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with the Air Force’s new weapons systems: the M4A1 rifle and the M18 carbine. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pedroza, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires an M18 carbine during a weapons qualification at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pedroza, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires an M18 carbine during a weapons qualification at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. CATM instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with one of the Air Force’s new weapons systems, the M18. Previously, 56th SFS members used the M9 and are currently transitioning to the use of the M18. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daisy Valencia, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an M4A1 rifle during a weapons qualification course at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. CATM instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with one of the Air Force’s new weapons systems, the M4A1. Previously, 56th SFS members used a semi-automatic M4 and are currently transitioning to the use of an automatic M4. Luke AFB is one of the first Air Education and Training Command bases to implement the use of the Air Force’s new weapons systems for SFS members, leading the way toward the future for SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)