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Eglin, Deactivation

They call it Base Tango.
Parts of it is set to look like a village street. It's there that security forces members go to train immediately before they go into combat.

They protect planes, bases, and other troops in hostile surroundings.
The security forces members who take a seventeen-day course with the 96th ground combat training squadron may already be seasoned.

But Major James Habeck said  they still need to shift to a deployed mindset.

 "Really the number one way to survive any threat in theater is to not be there. And if you have to be there, where the threat is, then be prepared in your brain to defend against that," said Habeck.

The squadron's mission is moving to Fort Bliss Texas as part of a push to standardize the training air-force wide.

At the deactivation ceremony, the squadron was recognized for groundbreaking contributions.

"That's probably the crown jewel of what we do here, is train guys how to defeat that threat because it's the number one killer of troops in theater," said Habeck.   

The pace is grueling for students and instructors, with fifteen-hour days, 1500 students a year.
   

We'll remember the giant ruck march they organized last September 11th, and the day they taught a mild-mannered reporter a fierce fighting move, in thirty seconds flat.


Their colors have been furled, but their impact will be lasting.
"To be honest, this school is about lifesaving skills," said Habeck.
 
"One more class will still come through this training area. They'll have it cleared out and closed up  by october 1.