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Desert Defender graduates first joint Air Force-Navy course

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Shoemaker waits behind the firing line at Fort Bliss' Range 39 during the Air Force Security Forces Center Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center's basic security course heavy weapons fire. The standard security operations curriculum, recently experienced by Air Force and Navy students, focuses on topics like improvised explosive device detection, mounted and dismounted patrols, counter insurgency operations, culture awareness, entry control point operations, vehicle roll-over response, as well as combat lifesaving skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debbie Aragon)

PHOTO BY: Deborah Aragon
VIRIN: 170725-F-FR885-136.JPG
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