47th Security Forces Squadron Combatives Training

Master Sgt. Christopher Enfinger, 47th Security Forces Squadron assistant operations superintendent, demonstrates an øarm barø on Staff Sgt. Adam Wylie, 47 SFS training NCO in-charge, in Losano Fitness Center on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. Enfinger led the combatives course to ensure the ability of security forces personnel to tactfully and skillfully cope with situations which require the use of force in the control or restraint of personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Senior Airman Melissa Goodhile, 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, finalizes an øarm barø on Staff Sgt. Lacy Ruiz, 47 SFS combat arms instructor, in Losano Fitness Center on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. The straight arm bar is a six-step, joint lock process designed to damage the elbow by trapping the bicep and triceps region between the submissors leg. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Senior Airman Abraham Mercado, 47th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, submits to an øarm barø in Losano Fitness Center on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. The United States Air Force has at times in its history been at the forefront of combatives training. In 1951 General Curtis Lemay appointed Emilio “Mel” Bruno, his Judo teacher and a former national American Athletic Union Wrestling champion and fifth degree black belt in Judo, to direct a command wide Judo and combative measures program. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2d Lt. Taylor S. Peterson)(Released)

Staff Sgt. Darius Creasey, 47th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight chief, begins to apply an øarm barø on Senior Airman Richard Heshmaty, 47th SFS Base Defense Operations Center patrolman, in Losano Fitness Center on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. Combatives training is provided annually to security forces personnel to integrate combative training with modern control procedures, teaching the principles of restraint so as to prevent the use of unnecessary force in the handling of military personnel and/or prisoners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)(Released)

Senior Airman Angelo Neely, 47th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor , applies a ørear restraintø on Senior Airman Jacob Eckert, 47 SFS combat arms instructor, in Losano Fitness Center on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 10, 2015. Advanced restraint applications like the ørear restraintø are applied when it is necessary to immediately terminate any situation that may involve a struggle. It is used in extreme cases when the individual is dangerous and when self-defense is an absolute necessity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)(Released)

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