FRIDAY FOTO Extra (June 22, 2012)
OK, OK Class Dismissed!
Now here’s something you don’t see every day on a Defense Department website. We can’t look at this photo without hearing Alice Cooper’s School’s Out anthem ringing in our ears.
All kidding aside, this is a photo of students of the Air Force Rifle/Carbine Qualification Course at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida adjusting their M-4 carbines and M-16 rifles so that they can sight in with gas masks.
The new course, which was introduced last August, focuses on firing while moving, target recognition, and operating in a chemical warfare environment. (No kidding!). The idea is to give Airmen the skills they need to survive a firefight if deployed overseas — especially in close quarters combat in urban areas. Any Airmen whose job requires them to qualify with a weapon – even reservists – will have to complete what the Air Force says is the most in-depth basic firearms training course in the entire U.S. military.
You can tell this is a military classroom. Look how clean the desks are. Like new!
To see an Air Force video of the training click here.
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