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Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

Senior Airman Cory Daughtry, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, observes students during a M4 carbine qualification class at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. Combat arms instructors train Airmen on weapons firing to prep them for deployments and duty requirements on a variety of weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

Tech. Sgt. Adam Mainwaring, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, teaches a class about the M4 carbine at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. Combat arms instructors demonstrate how to properly handle a weapon and the four points of contact to stabilize a weapon when firing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

Tech. Sgt. Adam Mainwaring, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, explains sight alignment during a M4 carbine class at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. Combat arms instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

M4 carbine ammunition rests on a table at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. Combat arms instructors train Airmen on weapons firing to prep them for deployments and duty requirements on a variety of weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

Combat arms instructors with the 5th Security Forces Squadron review qualification targets during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. Combat arms instructors train Airmen on weapons firing to prep them for deployments and duty requirements on a variety of weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

Senior Airman Hunter Dudley, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, shows Airmen a qualification target at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. While reviewing qualification targets at the 25 meter mark, instructors troubleshoot what Airmen may be doing wrong and how to hit targets more accurately. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

A punctured target hangs during a M4 carbine qualification class at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. While reviewing qualification targets at the 25 meter mark, instructors troubleshoot what Airmen may be doing wrong and how to hit targets more accurately. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

Senior Airman Hunter Dudley, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, observes students during Air Force qualification training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. During training, students learn four firing positions: prone supported, prone unsupported, kneeling and over barricade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.

From right, a combat arms instructor with the 5th Security Forces Squadron observes an Airman reload a weapon at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. During training, instructors emphasize safety and getting Airmen qualified for deployments, duty requirements and overall mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. These instructors teach up to three classes a day, with an average of 20 students in each class. Safety is vital when firing a weapon and when the instructors are out on the line with students, they take every precaution to ensure everyone leaves unharmed.
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Tech. Sgt. Adam Mainwaring, 5th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, writes down qualification scores at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 8, 2017. Combat arms instructors are security forces personnel who train military members on proper weapon use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

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