“Following the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas law enforcement and security professionals have increased focus on their skill sets for responding to active threats. The 502 SFG joined this effort by sending five of their Defenders to the Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Critical Response to Active Threat Environments Course (CRATE).
The goal of the weeklong training class was to better prepare these Defenders to respond to an active threat at a school, place of worship, retail centers or anywhere else that they may unfortunately be needed. Everyone in the building had stepped up and shown up to better their skillsets should they be called upon to save lives.
Day one and two were filled with Defensive Tactics training. Controlled F.O.R.C.E. used both gyms at the school for MACH Control hold training. Days three and four were glass house training drills with training pistols and training long rifles. Day five was hallway, stairwell and classroom clearing drills inside of the school.
Seven local law enforcement/security agencies and a security company from Minnesota participated in the training alongside the Defenders from the 502 SFG. The attending student body ranged from the USAF Security Forces, USN Master at Arms, SISD School District Police officers, local Police Officers, and others. The 502 SFG kicked some serious tail, so we decided to catch up with a few of them to discuss why they were there and how the class went.”