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Security forces conduct field training at Fort Knox

Tech. Sgt. Julien Borchert, a squad leader for the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron, shouts commands during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Tech. Sgt. Julien Borchert, a squad leader for the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron, shouts commands during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

A Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron lays down suppressive fire during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

A Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron lays down suppressive fire during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

A Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron provides overwatch during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

A Fire Team member from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron provides overwatch during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron assess the battlefield during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron assess the battlefield during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Tech. Sgt. Julien Borchert (left), a squad leader for the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron, issues commands during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Tech. Sgt. Julien Borchert (left), a squad leader for the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron, issues commands during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

A member of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron lays down suppressive fire during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

A member of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Security Forces Squadron lays down suppressive fire during a field training exercise at Ft. Knox, Ky., Oct. 20, 2015. Unit members were being evaluated on their ability to extract a downed pilot from a simulated Afghan village. (Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

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.