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Security forces enhance combat skills at Fort Knox

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Airman 1st Class Elliott Bristow, a Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position with an M-249 machine gun while protecting a simulated Afghan compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Bristow and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Airman 1st Class Elliott Bristow, a Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position with an M-249 machine gun while protecting a simulated Afghan compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Bristow and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Jacob Faith, a Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position under fire while protecting a simulated Afghan compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Faith and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Jacob Faith, a Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position under fire while protecting a simulated Afghan compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Faith and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Randy Roberts, a Fire Team leader from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, provides cover as his teammates extract a simulated downed pilot from a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Randy Roberts, a Fire Team leader from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, provides cover as his teammates extract a simulated downed pilot from a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Jacob Faith, a Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position under fire at a simulated Afghan military compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Faith and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Jacob Faith, a Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position under fire at a simulated Afghan military compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Faith and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Randy Roberts, a Fire Team leader from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, directs efforts to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Roberts and his fellow Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Randy Roberts, a Fire Team leader from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, directs efforts to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Roberts and his fellow Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Aaron Harris, Senior Airman Megan Mayes and Tech. Sgt. Gary Coy (left to right), all Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Aaron Harris, Senior Airman Megan Mayes and Tech. Sgt. Gary Coy (left to right), all Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Senior Airman Travis Vance, a Fire Team leader from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position inside a simulated Afghan military compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Vance and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)
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Senior Airman Travis Vance, a Fire Team leader from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, defends his position inside a simulated Afghan military compound during training at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Vance and his fellow Airmen also executed a search for a downed pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

A Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron provides cover as his teammates search for a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)
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A Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron provides cover as his teammates search for a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)
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Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)
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Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile enemy forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Tech. Sgt. Gary Coy (left) and Tech. Sgt. Julian Borchert, squad leaders from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, discuss plans to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)
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Tech. Sgt. Gary Coy (left) and Tech. Sgt. Julian Borchert, squad leaders from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, discuss plans to recover a simulated downed pilot inside a mock Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)
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Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron conduct training to recover a downed pilot inside a simulated Afghan Village at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. The Airmen were required to execute a coordinated search while defending their positions and engaging hostile forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Fire Team members from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron conducted a field training exercise here Oct. 20 that was designed to enhance their ability to operate in a combat environment.

Unit members were evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village and defend a military outpost in the Afghan countryside.