Weapons Training

MORE THAN JUST FIREARMs

COMBATIVES

When cadets attend Field Training, they are trained to fight with a weapon that is concealed, yet it is seen at all times: their own body. During that training experience, cadets go through numerous hours of instruction and practice in the art of ground combatives. While the training is elementary in nature, it tests cadets physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Subsequently, a few cadets are specially selected for the opportunity to return to Field Training as an instructor, called a Combatives Cadet Training Assistant (CTA).

FIREARMS FAMILIARIZATION

Also at Field Training, cadets have the opportunity for weapons training with Air Force-issue small arms: the M9 and the M16. Along with that familiarization comes instruction in small group urban assault tactics through staged scenarios.