Course Description. The Phoenix RAVEN Qualification Course (PRQC) qualifies selected Security Forces personnel to perform as members of a force protection team.
Air Mobility Command's Phoenix Raven program, implemented in 1997, consists of teams of specially trained security forces personnel dedicated to providing security. This article is about ground defense and police forces. For intelligence operations, see United States Air Force Security Service.
Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Raven program, implemented in 1997, consists of teams of specially trained security forces personnel dedicated to providing security.
Students in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Raven program here face many challenges in their quest to attain a coveted security forces. By Benjamin King. In February 1997, former Air Mobility Command Commander General Walter Kross implemented the Phoenix Raven program. Since then, Ravens from within. . the Phoenix Ravens. 'Becoming a Phoenix Raven is. Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven Program. Phoenix Raven Program at MacDill Air Force.
Air Force Security Forces - PHOENIX RAVENAir Mobility Command’s Phoenix Raven program, implemented. AMC aircraft that transit high terrorist. Mission. The Phoenix Raven. Concept. of Operations.
Teams of. two to four specially trained and equipped security forces personnel deploy. AMC missions as designated by the AMC Threat Working. Group. The Raven teams help detect, deter and counter threats to AMC aircraft. Phoenix Raven teams work on all types of AMC airlift missions. Other Air Force major commands, including Air Force Special Operations. Command, Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, Pacific. Air Forces and U.
S. Air Forces in Europe have sent a select number of. AMC’s Phoenix Raven training course. In. addition to those missions specifically identified by the AMC/TWG, wing. Phoenix Raven teams accompany home- station. Ultimately however, a Phoenix Raven team.
Organization. The HQ AMC Director. Security Forces is the focal point for all Phoenix Raven operations. AMC airlift operations. On behalf of the AMC/SF Director, a.
Phoenix Raven Program Manager serves within the staff as the interface. In addition to the.
Raven Program Manager, the AMC/SF Contingency Branch coordinates with. Air Reserve Component Security Forces to ensure. Raven- trained personnel are available at overseas en route locations to. AMC missions unexpectedly diverted.
AMC has over 2. 00. Raven trained security forces members assigned at bases nationwide. A small portion of the trained force is maintained at Little Rock AFB. Dyess AFB and at limited bases within the European and Pacific Theaters. Besides the active- duty corps, the AFRES and ANG community also maintain. Raven trained personnel to support their significant contribution to the. Training. The Phoenix Ravens.
Ground Combat Readiness. Squadron, Air Mobility Warfare Center (AMWC), Fort Dix, N. J. The intensive.
Phoenix Raven training is designed to provide security forces. SF academy. The first Ravens graduated. AMWC in February 1. Since then, more than 7. Air Force security forces.
Phoenix Raven Course. Upon graduation, graduates. History. In the aftermath. Khobar Towers bombing in 1. AMC Commander. Gen Walter Kross implemented the Phoenix Raven Program in February 1. Since then, Ravens from within the command and Raven- trained security.
AMC missions. to international hot spots around the globe. Recognition. As a group, the Phoenix.
Raven program has been identified for the innovative approach to force. In 1. 99. 9, the program earned honors as Do. D’s Most Outstanding. Antiterrorism Innovation or Action in the command category. The program. also received the Federal Executive Board (St. Louis Chapter) Year 2. Team Performance Award.
Since the Phoenix Raven have been an integral. Threat Working Group process, AMC Staff Members have been. Air Force and AMC intelligence community.
Phoenix Raven missions. In addition to program. AMC/SF were awarded the Air. Force’s Outstanding Intelligence Contributor Award.
Above. Information & Photos Courtesy of U.
Phoenix Raven training highlights security forces capabilities Photos. Staff Sgt. Michael Garner, from the 4. Security Forces Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., and a student in the Air Force Phoenix Raven Course, fights back an "attacker" during an evaluation session in the course on a Fort Dix, N. J., range Aug. 2.
The course, taught by the U. S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 4. Combat Training Squadron, trains security forces Airmen to become Ravens where they specialize in protecting Air Force aircraft in austere environments. U. S. Air Force Photo/Tech.
Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol)Download Hi. Res. Airman 1st Class Antonio D'Errico, from the 4. Security Forces Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., and a student in the Air Force Phoenix Raven Course, battles an "aggressor" during an evaluation session in the course on a Fort Dix, N. J., range Aug. 2. The course, taught by the U.
S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 4. Combat Training Squadron, trains security forces Airmen to become Ravens where they specialize in protecting Air Force aircraft in austere environments.
U. S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol)Download Hi. Res. Tech. Sgt. Darrien Thornton, from the 9. Security Forces Squadron, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., calls on the radio during an evaluation session for the Air Force Phoenix Raven Training Course on a Fort Dix, N. J., range Aug. 2. The course, taught by the U. S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's 4.
Combat Training Squadron on Fort Dix, trains security forces Airmen in areas such as aircraft security, self defense and verbal judo to protect aircraft that land in austere environments. U. S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol)Download Hi. Res Phoenix Raven training highlights security forces capabilities.
Posted 9/5/2. 00. Updated 9/1. 1/2. Email story. Print storyby Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol. U. S. Air Force Expeditionary Center Public Affairs.
FORT DIX, N. J. - - Students in the U. S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Raven program here face many challenges in their quest to attain a coveted security forces Raven patch. The course, taught by the 4. Combat Training Squadron, originated in the late 1. Retired Col. Lawrence "Rocky" Lane helped established the Phoenix Raven program while serving as Air Mobility Command's top SF officer in 1.
He said over the last 1. Air Force. "I think the success of the mission of the Raven Program is that it speaks for itself," said Colonel Lane, who also was the first Raven student to graduate the course achieving Raven patch #1 - a patch he is proud to own. Of all the thousands of missions that have been flown by AMC and other commands throughout the world that have had Ravens with it, we haven't lost a single aircraft.
We also haven't had a single aircrew member killed or wounded or anything, that's been in the care and protection of a Raven or a Raven team." A Raven, according to Tech. Sgt. Ryan Thompson, Raven course director, is "an Airman, Sailor, or Soldier who has readily accepted the responsibility to ensure the success of our force protection mission. They are all volunteers and are prepared to travel at a moment's notice anywhere around the world to protect Department of Defense assets for as long as it takes to complete the mission." Ravens must also be of the highest caliber from the security forces career field.
And, they must practice high moral judgment that will reflect well on missions abroad, Sergeant Thompson said. "Ravens are put in a stressful environment to handle situations professionally and tactfully," Sergeant Thompson said. The training we provide reflects those situations they could face." Phoenix Raven is an "intensive" 1. Students are exposed to more than 7. Training includes instruction and realistic practical exercises in verbal judo, defensive tactics, and armament systems and procedures training. The 4.
Air Force Phoenix Raven Course, Class 0. D held Aug. 5 to 2. Air Force. Many of them are active duty security forces members, but there are Guard and Reserve security forces as well. Staff Sgt.
Ian Martin, from the 1. Security Forces Squadron at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, and the bearer of Raven #1.
It's special to know you are part of such a small group in one of the Air Force's largest career fields," Sergeant Martin said. It's great to know that no person will ever be given the Raven number you worked so hard to earn.
I am glad it's done though. This course forced us to come out of our comfort zones and push our abilities to the limit, but it also made us grow together as a team." For Airman 1st Class Nicole Yarak, from the 6. SFS, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., the course has made her a better Airman. "Everything we've been taught can be implemented in real life," said Airman Yarak, holder of Raven #1. I found the verbal judo and combatives the most useful.
Verbal judo, for example, takes you out of that 'cop mentality' and teaches you to empathize with others. It helps you solve conflicts with your words and to watch your nonverbal actions which made me realize you can leave a lasting impression on someone." The Raven combatives training also affected some of the students. "Raven combatives instruction was top notch," said Tech. Sgt. Allyn Uebel, 9. SFS at Minneapolis Air Reserve Station, Minn., who holds Raven #1. It was easily the most beneficial combatives program I have ever taken. As a former Marine from 1.
I can honestly say Raven is one of the top three courses I have ever taken. I am glad I made this choice and was given the challenge." Some of the students offered advice to future Ravens attending the course. "A couple of guys had a motto: 'You've gotta want it,'" said Airman 1st Class Joshua Davis from the 6th Security Forces Squadron, Mac. Dill AFB, Fla., and holder of Raven #1.
Also, relaxing is a big part of preparing for the next day of training. You can't overstress yourself and you have to prepare your mind. Coming to the school mentally prepared is a must." Staff Sgt. Deanna Krivitza, 3. Security Forces Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md., and Raven #1.
Going through this course, I took it one day at a time. I found in the first week that I stressed about what the days were going to bring. Then by the middle of my second week, I learned that it's best to relax and focus on the day I'm in. Mentally, I kept telling myself to never back down and show weakness." Sergeant Thompson said upon graduating the course, one thing becomes a Raven's greatest weapon. "It's their mind," Sergeant Thompson said.
Their discipline, fortitude, and ability to think quickly will ensure their success in providing force protection anywhere .. Despite numerous hours spent perfecting unarmed hand- to- hand combat techniques, the Raven graduate understands their most powerful asset is their mind." Raven #1. Airman 1st Class Kailen Smith, also from the 3. SFS at Andrews, may have said it best about becoming a Raven. "It is an awesome responsibility to have," Airman Smith said. I know that what I do from now on not only reflects on myself and the Air Force, but also my fellow Raven brothers and sisters. I have to do right by all of them.".