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Tactical vehicle training saves lives

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron Airmen practice maneuvering all-terrain vehicles during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training provided by the TACV CI Course decreases the number of mishaps and bolsters operational capability through equipment proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group Airmen receive instruction from Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI Course provided advance training to personnel operating side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor, demonstrates how to properly maneuver an all-terrain vehicle Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI course serves as a force-multiplier in the creations of chief instructors, which saves the Air Force one-hundred thousand dollars per year in training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) Airman prepares to operate a side-by side during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Graduates of the course earned the qualification of chief instructor and ability to teach the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron logistician practices maneuvering an all-terrain vehicle during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Upon completion of the course, the newly qualified chief instructors ensure the continuation of equipment proficiency for members requiring this training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron logistician receives instruction from Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI Course provided advance training to personnel operating side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) Airman practices maneuvering a side-by-side during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Upon completion of the course, the newly qualified chief instructors ensure the continuation of equipment proficiency for members requiring this training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group Airmen practice maneuvering side-by-sides and all-terrain vehicles during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training provided by the TACV CI Course decreases the number of mishaps and bolsters operational capability through equipment proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives

A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) Airman practices maneuvering a side-by-side during Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI Course provided advance training to personnel operating side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group Airmen practice maneuvering side-by-sides and all-terrain vehicles during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training provided by the TACV CI Course decreases the number of mishaps and bolsters operational capability through equipment proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor explains vehicle recovery operations Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training provided by the TACV CI Course decreases the number of mishaps and bolsters operational capability through equipment proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron Airman prepares to operate a side-by side during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Graduates of the course earned the qualification of chief instructor and ability to teach the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor discusses safety considerations with 353rd Special Operations Group safety personnel Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI course serves as a force-multiplier in the creations of chief instructors, which saves the Air Force one-hundred thousand dollars per year in training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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Mr. S.C. Tazz Felde, U.S. Air Force 720th Special Tactics Group Chief of Safety, explains vehicle recovery operations during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. AFSOC safety sent a team of instructors to teach the TACV CI course to 353rd Special Operations Group Airmen operating tactical vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element (DAGRE) Airman prepares to operate a side-by side during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training provided by the TACV CI Course decreases the number of mishaps and bolsters operational capability through equipment proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group Airmen receive instruction from Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI Course provided advance training to personnel operating side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron logistician practices maneuvering a side-by-side during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Upon completion of the course, the newly qualified chief instructors ensure the continuation of equipment proficiency for members requiring this training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group Airmen receive instruction from Mr. Joe Hayes, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course master instructor Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI Course provided advance training to personnel operating side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron Airman practices maneuvering a dirt bike during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Graduates of the course earned the qualification of chief instructor and ability to teach the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Tactical vehicle training saves lives
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U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron Airmen practice maneuvering dirt bikes during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The TACV CI course serves as a force-multiplier in the creations of chief instructors, which saves the Air Force one-hundred thousand dollars per year in training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

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