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Team XL takes on active shooter exercise

Staff Sgt. Dakota Farrow, 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, evacuates a simulated active shooter victim during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Staff Sgt. Dakota Farrow, 47th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, evacuates a simulated active shooter victim during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Dyer, 47th Security Forces Squadron investigator, negotiates a simulated hostage situation during an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The response and negotiation portion of the exercise lasted for nearly two hours and was aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Dyer, 47th Security Forces Squadron investigator, negotiates a simulated hostage situation during an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The response and negotiation portion of the exercise lasted for nearly two hours and was aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Laughlin personnel participated in an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Laughlin personnel participated in an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Senior Airman Alexander Larson stands watch during an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Senior Airman Alexander Larson stands watch during an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Staff Sgt. Desiree Gonzalez, 47th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, locks down an entry control point during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Staff Sgt. Desiree Gonzalez, 47th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, locks down an entry control point during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron clear the area during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. Shortly after apprehending the simulated suspect, the defenders carried on to clear the rest of the building to ensure there was no longer a threat. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron clear the area during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. Shortly after apprehending the simulated suspect, the defenders carried on to clear the rest of the building to ensure there was no longer a threat. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron apprehend a simulated active shooter suspect during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. After negotiating, the defenders managed to bring down the pseudo suspect in a simulated hostage situation. The exercise was aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron apprehend a simulated active shooter suspect during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. After negotiating, the defenders managed to bring down the pseudo suspect in a simulated hostage situation. The exercise was aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron prepare to recover simulated hostages during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. A simulated suspect barricaded himself in a small room and tested the defenders’ ability to respond to a hostage situation. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron prepare to recover simulated hostages during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. A simulated suspect barricaded himself in a small room and tested the defenders’ ability to respond to a hostage situation. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Airman 1st Class Lukenus San Boh vaults a customer service counter to clear the way for his teammates during an active shooter training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. After devising a plan, the team jumped into action to recover the simulated hostages being kept by a simulated barricaded suspect. For nearly two hours the defenders practiced negotiation, room clearing and recovery techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Airman 1st Class Lukenus San Boh vaults a customer service counter to clear the way for his teammates during an active shooter training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. After devising a plan, the team jumped into action to recover the simulated hostages being kept by a simulated barricaded suspect. For nearly two hours the defenders practiced negotiation, room clearing and recovery techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron interviews a simulated active shooter victim during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)
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Members of the 47th Security Forces Squadron interviews a simulated active shooter victim during a training exercise at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. The exercise, aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities, simulated a hostage situation that lasted for nearly two hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin N. Valmoja)

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Laughlin personnel participated in an active shooter training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 22, 2019. A simulated suspect barricaded himself in a small room and tested the defenders’ ability to respond to a hostage situation. Exercises like this one are aimed at bolstering crisis readiness and response capabilities.