Defenders conduct pre-deployment field training

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Senior Airman Christina Brown, 920th Security Forces Squadron fire team member, conducts a reconnaissance mission as part of a week-long unit exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The Citizen Airman practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Eatros, right, and Senior Airman Ruben Huerta, 920th Security Forces Squadron, observe a protest in a local village before entering during a week-long training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The roughly 60 defenders practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Tech. Sgt. Philip Sheridan, left, and Staff Sgt. Krystal Cruz, 920th Security Forces Squadron, act as hostages during a week-long training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The roughly 60 defenders practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Tech. Sgt. Allan Galzote, 920th Security Forces Squadron fire team leader, engages enemy forces during a pre-deployment training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The defenders had been training over the last six months for the exercise in a classroom-based setting. During their week in the wooded terrain, they practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Senior Airman Brittney Cole, 920th Security Forces Squadron fire team member, provides security over watch while out on patrol during a training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The defenders, spent a week in the wooded terrain practicing squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation in preparation for their upcoming deployment. The exercise took about seven months of planning. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Members of a 920th Security Forces Squadron fire team evacuate a simulated injured member to safety during a week-long training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The defenders practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

Tech. Sgt. Jean Quiles, 920th Security Forces Squadron cadre, oversees a weapons function check prior to stepping off for a mission as part of a week-long training exercise Aug. 23, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The Citizen Airman practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

First Lt. Matthew Ehrhart, 920th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, works as opposition of a defender fire team during a pre-deployment training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Roughly 60 defenders participated in the week-long exercise that took months of planning. Volunteers throughout the wing assisted as exercise role players to make the scenarios more realistic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex

A 920th Security Forces Squadron team provides 360 degree security before entering a village full of protestors during a pre-deployment training exercise Aug. 23, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Roughly 60 defenders spent the week in the wooded terrain practicing squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation, while another 25 volunteers assisted as exercise role players. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)

Defenders train at Malabar Annex
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Staff Sgt. Donnell Mitchem, middle, 920th Security Forces Squadron fire team member, provides security over watch while out on patrol during a training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. About 85 people participated in the week-long exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

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Security forces member formulate a strategy during a pre-deployment training exercise Aug. 24, 2017 at Malabar Annex, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Roughly 60 defenders spent the week in the wooded terrain practicing squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation. Another 25 volunteers from throughout the wing assisted as exercise role players to help make the scenarios more realistic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Roughly 60 defenders from the 920th Security Forces Squadron spent a week in the wooded terrain of Patrick Air Force Base's Malabar Annex, Aug. 21-25 conducting a pre-deployment field training exercise. During their week in the field, they practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation.

“Security Forces Airmen have been training for over six months in a classroom based setting and were looking forward to testing their knowledge in the field at Malabar Annex,” said Tech. Sgt. Roger Drew, exercise lead from the 920th SFS. “This training allowed them to hone their skills before applying these tactics in a deployed environment.”

Volunteers throughout the 920th Rescue Wing also assisted with the exercise acting as role players to make the scenarios more realistic.