374th Security Forces Firearms Training

Airman 1st Class Cody Mayfield, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, fires an M-4 Carbine during a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. Airmen have to meet minimum qualifications in order to pass the course; they must demonstrate full knowledge of safety rules, procedures and characteristics of multiple weapons and types of ammunition, while also showing target accuracy firing the weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

10/22/15 – YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Airmen have to meet minimum qualifications in order to pass the course; they must demonstrate full knowledge of safety rules, procedures and characteristics of multiple weapons and types of ammunition, while also showing target accuracy firing the weapon.

By Airman 1st Class Delano Scott,
374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Security Forces Airmen practice disassembling M-4 Carbine assault rifles during a combat arms training class at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. Practicing proper weapon maintenance is one component of weapons training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

Senior Airman Carlton Dixon, 374th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, poses for a photo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. Combat arms training instructors provide ground weapons training and inspections for all Air Force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

Targets hang after being shot during a combat arms training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. In keeping with their combat readiness requirements, Airmen participate in the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course to learn skills vital for defending themselves and their fellow Airmen downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

Bullet shells fill a bin at a firing range at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. Airmen use 5.56 millimeter when performing M-4 carbine qualifying sessions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

Senior Airman Dominique Adams, 374th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, briefs students on proper weapon aiming and positioning techniques at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. The combat arms maintenance and training trains between 2,500 – 3,000 students each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

Staff Sgt. Louis Bradshaw, 374th Security Forces Squadron criminal investigator, loads rounds into a magazine at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 8, 2015. Airmen load the rounds in a magazine to be fired at a target sheet set up at a certain distance down the firing range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released)

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