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A day as a defender

Staff Sgt. David Leonard, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron flight chief, aims an M-4 carbine downrange July 19, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.  Senior Airman, Kari Gardner, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance official, verified all weapons were safe: selector on safe, chamber open with no ammo and no magazine in the magazine well. The member laid in the prone position, looked downrange with his weapon and his ammo was not accessible at any point during this photo opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Staff Sgt. David Leonard, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron flight chief, aims an M-4 carbine downrange July 19, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Senior Airman, Kari Gardner, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance official, verified all weapons were safe: selector on safe, chamber open with no ammo and no magazine in the magazine well. The member laid in the prone position, looked downrange with his weapon and his ammo was not accessible at any point during this photo opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Bush, Base Defense Operations Center controller, and Staff Sgt. Alexander Parrilla, BDOC controller, review procedures July 20, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. BDOC maintains positive security of the base, controls the dispatch and alarm systems and entry control procedures while also providing emergency services to Buckley and local authorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Bush, Base Defense Operations Center controller, and Staff Sgt. Alexander Parrilla, BDOC controller, review procedures July 20, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. BDOC maintains positive security of the base, controls the dispatch and alarm systems and entry control procedures while also providing emergency services to Buckley and local authorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Military Working Dog Chico looks down at his handler Staff Sgt. Tyler Shears, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron Security Forces MWD handler, July 19, 2016, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The MWD trainers work together with their canine companions on a daily basis and must maintain the health and well-being of the dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Military Working Dog Chico looks down at his handler Staff Sgt. Tyler Shears, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron Security Forces MWD handler, July 19, 2016, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The MWD trainers work together with their canine companions on a daily basis and must maintain the health and well-being of the dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Senior Airman Stone Robinson, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron gate guard, checks entry qualifications of a fellow service member July 20, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The job of upholding the safety and security of military installations and its members rests on the shoulders of defenders and one way they do so is by checking the credentials of those who enter the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Senior Airman Stone Robinson, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron gate guard, checks entry qualifications of a fellow service member July 20, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The job of upholding the safety and security of military installations and its members rests on the shoulders of defenders and one way they do so is by checking the credentials of those who enter the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Sanders, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks to fellow defenders during a shift change July 19, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The breakdown of what has happened since their last shift helps defenders prepare for situations that may come up and also provides supervision to the opportunity to check on their Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Daniel Sanders, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron flight chief, speaks to fellow defenders during a shift change July 19, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The breakdown of what has happened since their last shift helps defenders prepare for situations that may come up and also provides supervision to the opportunity to check on their Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Members of the 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron display their badge on their building July 20, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Security Forces, one of the largest career fields in the Air Force, have responsibilities that include missile security, defending military installations around the world, installation law enforcement, combat arms and handling military working dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Members of the 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron display their badge on their building July 20, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Security Forces, one of the largest career fields in the Air Force, have responsibilities that include missile security, defending military installations around the world, installation law enforcement, combat arms and handling military working dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. David Leonard, 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron flight chief, aims an M-4 carbine downrange July 19, 2016, at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Senior Airman, Kari Gardner, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance official, verified all weapons were safe: selector on safe, chamber open with no ammo and no magazine in the magazine well. The member laid in the prone position, looked downrange with his weapon and his ammo was not accessible at any point during this photo opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)
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