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  • Security forces complete defensive tactics training

    A group of security forces Airmen gather around a beat-up Dodge Stratus. It’s no longer in running condition but serves its purpose as a training aid for the unit. The Airmen are watching a struggle between three of their counterparts that is taking place in the driver-seat of the vehicle. They cheer on the Airmen as the struggle wages on. One Airman, who is playing the role of a subject, is clinging onto the steering wheel while two others are working to extract him from the vehicle. The conflict is like a game of inches, neither side wanting to give up precious ground. The struggle continues for more than five minutes, both sides working to establish a more dominant position. There is a moment when it seems as though the training should be stopped, End of Exercise or ENDEX, as if ending the moment in a draw. However, like the real-world scenarios that the Airmen are training for, there will be no ENDEX, the training continues until a solution is achieved. The lead instructor, sounds off and encourages the Airmen to continue to problem solve and try to find a solution. The struggle continues. After the lengthy stalemate, the two Airmen back out of the vehicle and switch positions. One works to break the subject’s grasp on the steering wheel then grabs his legs, while the other locks on with a head and arm clinch hold. This time they execute with more precision, pulling the subject free from the vehicle and subduing him on the ground after a brief struggle. It may have taken longer than the other interactions, but the Airmen worked through adversity, made adjustments, re-engaged and accomplished the task at hand. This was just one of the many tasks the 193rd Special Operations Security Forces Squadron Airmen completed during a three-day course on defensive tactics held by Progressive F.O.R.C.E Concepts July 11-13 in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
  • Airman Insight: Staff Sgt. Lacey McCuean

    Staff Sgt. Lacey McCuean, a production recruiter and retainer with the 193rd Special Operations Wing, has served six years in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. She originally served as a personnel specialist with the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis. The Darlington, Pennsylvania native recently sat down for an interview to share some insight.
  • 193rd SOSFS Airmen represent Pennsylvania Air National Guard in PT challenge

    On a grassy lawn outside of Xfinity Live in the Wells Fargo complex, Philadelphia, teams relayed through burpees, hula hooping, pushups, kettlebell drag, box jumping and other challenges May 8, 2018.
  • Airman Insight: Master Sgt. Tim Blasco

    Master Sgt. Tim Blasco, the 193rd Special Operations Support Squadron intelligence superintendent, has served 15 years in the military. He originally served on active duty with the U.S. Army as a motor transport operator (88M) from 2002 to 2005. Shortly after his time in the Army, Blasco joined the 193rd Special Operations Wing as an operations intelligence analysis. The Newville, Pennsylvania native recently sat down for an interview to share some insight and philosophy.
  • Airman Insight: Chief Master Sgt. Bill Yingling

    Chief Master Sgt. Bill Yingling, the command chief master sergeant for the 193rd Special Operations Wing, has served in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for 30 years.The Gettysburg native recently sat down for an interview to share some insight.
  • Pennsylvania National Guard helps bring joy

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  • Airman engineers new career with ANG

    For Senior Airman Michele Reese, problem solving through the use of logic seemed to always be in her nature and played a role in mapping out her new career path with the Air National Guard.
  • 193rd Special Operations Squadron Airmen conduct AERP training

    Aircrew members from the 193rd SOS completed AERP training and familiarization, including in-flight training while wearing the protective equipment Dec. 1-2.
  • Airmen honor those who served before them

    Not only do Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing serve their country, they serve their community by connecting with those who have served before them. They also educate the community on what it is like to serve.October 17, 2017 about half a dozen Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Security Forces Squadron went less than a mile to do
  • Strength Management Teams build teamwork

    On a frosty Pennsylvania morning, Oct. 17, 2017, the 193rd Strength Management Team, Production Recruiting and Retention Airmen were joined by the SMTs from 171st Air Refueling Wing and 111th Attack Wing to build teamwork while tackling obstacles. That morning, it may have been physical obstacles at a Leadership Reaction Course, however, they were
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