9th SFS increase readiness with Full Spectrum

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  • By Senior Airman Justin Parsons
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--The 9th Security Forces Squadron participated in a two-week long readiness exercise known as Full Spectrum, which concluded Jan. 28, 2018, here.

The purpose of Full Spectrum was to foster readiness and prepare units to quickly and effectively deploy to current and future combat zones, while also preparing Airmen for what they may face in a deployed environment.

"Full Spectrum is about bringing the military back to a war-time readiness state," said Tech Sgt. Nicholas Weiss, 9th SFS NCO in charge of training. "This training will help ensure that if conflicts ramp up around the world our Airmen are ready to deploy within a 72-hour window."

Weiss said the exercise enables Airmen to be ready if a situation arises that doesn't allow them to undergo traditional pre-deployment training.

"We covered a wide range of things from basic skills to controlling the base security zone, working a entry control point and urban operations just to name a few," said Weiss.

According to Senior Airman Jarius Glover, 9th SFS response force leader, the training covered in Full Spectrum has helped to give him more confidence in himself and his fellow defenders.

"I love the exercise and drills that go along with it," he said. "It's getting us ready and really motivating us all."

Weiss believes with current world affairs, there's a need for Airmen to be in a state of readiness at all times.

"This exercise is really bolstering our readiness to react to threats around the world and here at Beale," he said. "Our readiness is vital to our success."