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Tyndall joins forces with Bay County, Panama City SWAT

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriell Vieira, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team noncommissioned officer in charge, center, runs around a track at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is determining the effectiveness of standing up a specialized team that trains with local police departments to handle high-threat situations, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and mass shootings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriell Vieira, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team noncommissioned officer in charge, center, runs around a track at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is determining the effectiveness of standing up a specialized team that trains with local police departments to handle high-threat situations, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and mass shootings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members from the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team and Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Police Department special weapons and tactics teams pose for a photo in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The three agencies trained together to share tactics and experience from both military and civilian police careers in order to become more well-rounded units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members from the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team and Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Police Department special weapons and tactics teams pose for a photo in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The three agencies trained together to share tactics and experience from both military and civilian police careers in order to become more well-rounded units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics team and 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team clear a room during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Simulated suspects were hidden throughout the building requiring the SFS and BCSO teams to work together to safely and efficiently find them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics team and 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team clear a room during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Simulated suspects were hidden throughout the building requiring the SFS and BCSO teams to work together to safely and efficiently find them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics team and 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team stack up in a hallway during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Simulated suspects were hidden throughout the building requiring the SFS and BCSO teams to work together to safely and efficiently find them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics team and 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team stack up in a hallway during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Simulated suspects were hidden throughout the building requiring the SFS and BCSO teams to work together to safely and efficiently find them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Logan Johnson and Kyle Johnson, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team members, give instructions to a simulated suspect during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is testing the effectiveness of standing up its own specialized team to handle high-threat situations where they are better trained and equipped than the standard first responder. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Logan Johnson and Kyle Johnson, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team members, give instructions to a simulated suspect during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is testing the effectiveness of standing up its own specialized team to handle high-threat situations where they are better trained and equipped than the standard first responder. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriell Vieira, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team noncommissioned officer in charge, right, moves with Cody Whitaker, 325th SFS civilian police officer, to secure a building during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Base Defenders integrated with local police SWAT teams to expand their skillset and gain knowledge from veteran officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriell Vieira, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team noncommissioned officer in charge, right, moves with Cody Whitaker, 325th SFS civilian police officer, to secure a building during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Base Defenders integrated with local police SWAT teams to expand their skillset and gain knowledge from veteran officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the 325th Security Force Squadron tactical response team members work alongside Panama City Police Department and Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics teams to secure a building during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Base Defenders integrated with local police SWAT teams to expand their skillset and gain knowledge from veteran officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the 325th Security Force Squadron tactical response team members work alongside Panama City Police Department and Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics teams to secure a building during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Base Defenders integrated with local police SWAT teams to expand their skillset and gain knowledge from veteran officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Police Department special weapons and tactics team perform push-ups with 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team members during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Various exercises were used as a team building tool to foster a “one team, one fight” mentality between the participating units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Police Department special weapons and tactics team perform push-ups with 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team members during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Various exercises were used as a team building tool to foster a “one team, one fight” mentality between the participating units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team move through a building during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS TRT trained to specialize in high-risk scenarios, including active shooters, barricaded suspects and hostage situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team move through a building during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS TRT trained to specialize in high-risk scenarios, including active shooters, barricaded suspects and hostage situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team move in to detain a simulated suspect during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS TRT trained to specialize in high-risk scenarios, including active shooters, barricaded suspects and hostage situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)
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Members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team move in to detain a simulated suspect during a training exercise in Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS TRT trained to specialize in high-risk scenarios, including active shooters, barricaded suspects and hostage situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

Members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team run in formation at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is determining the effectiveness of standing up a specialized security forces team that trains with local police departments to handle high-threat situations, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and mass shootings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)
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Members of the 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team run in formation at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is determining the effectiveness of standing up a specialized security forces team that trains with local police departments to handle high-threat situations, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and mass shootings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

A Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics officer pulls a weighted sled during a workout at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Local SWAT teams trained with 325th Security Forces Squadron members to learn and share strategies and techniques critical to performing their duties in high-stress situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)
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A Bay County Sheriff’s Office special weapons and tactics officer pulls a weighted sled during a workout at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. Local SWAT teams trained with 325th Security Forces Squadron members to learn and share strategies and techniques critical to performing their duties in high-stress situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriell Vieira, 325th Security Forces Squadron tactical response team noncommissioned officer in charge, center, runs around a track at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Panama City, Florida, July 13, 2021. The 325th SFS is determining the effectiveness of standing up a specialized team that trains with local police departments to handle high-threat situations, such as barricaded suspects, hostage situations and mass shootings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)