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Guardian Challenge 2010: Spotlight on 61st Security Force Squadron Training

Col. Anita Latin (third from left), 61st Air Base Wing commander, and Maj. Christopher Neiman (right), 61 SFS commander, sent off the Space and Missile Systems Center's Security Forces Guardian Challenge 2010 team to their month-long training April 5. (From left to right) 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem, Tech. Sgt. Peter Ada, Colonel Latin, Department of Defense Officer Yvette Perez, DoD Officer Steven Haymes, Tech. Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, Tech Sgt. Juan Felix, and Major Neiman pose for a group photo.

Col. Anita Latin (third from left), 61st Air Base Wing commander, and Maj. Christopher Neiman (right), 61 Security Forces Squadron commander, sent off the Space and Missile Systems Center's Security Forces Guardian Challenge 2010 team to their month-long training April 5. (From left to right) 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem, Tech. Sgt. Peter Ada, Colonel Latin, Department of Defense Officer Yvette Perez, DoD Officer Steven Haymes, Tech. Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, Tech Sgt. Juan Felix, and Major Neiman pose for a group photo. (Courtesy photo)

(From left to right) DoD Officer Yvette Perez, Tech Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem and Officer Steven Haymes respond to an emergency call to secure a building where an armed suspect is holed up during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. They are part of the 61st Security Forces Squadron team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

(From left to right) DoD Officer Yvette Perez, Tech Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem and Officer Steven Haymes respond to an emergency call to secure a building where an armed suspect is holed up during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. They are part of the 61st Security Forces Squadron team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

(From left to right) DoD Officer Yvette Perez, Tech Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, Officer Steven Haymes and 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem prepare to enter a building where an armed suspect is holed up during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. The four members and two alternates, Tech Sgt. Leslee Williams and Staff Sgt. Alex Andriyanov, will represent the 61st Security Forces Squadron in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

(From left to right) DoD Officer Yvette Perez, Tech Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, DoD Officer Steven Haymes and 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem prepare to enter a building where an armed suspect is holed up during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. The four members and two alternates, Tech Sgt. Leslee Williams and Staff Sgt. Alex Andriyanov, will represent the 61st Security Forces Squadron in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Second Lt. Alea Nadeem apprehends an armed suspect, played by Tech Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. They are part of the 61st Security Forces Squadron team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem apprehends an armed suspect, played by Tech Sgt. Rochanapan Silpe, during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. They are part of the 61st Security Forces Squadron team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Second Lt. Alea Nadeem neutralizes the threat posed by DoD Officer Steven Haymes, playing an armed suspect, while Officer Yvette Perez provides coverage during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. They are part of the 61st Security Forces Squadron team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem neutralizes the threat posed by an armed suspect, played by DoD Officer Steven Haymes, while DoD Officer Yvette Perez provides coverage during the military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) training April 22. They are part of the 61st Security Forces Squadron team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Tech Sgt. Leslee Williams of the 61st Security Forces Squadron sights his M-4 carbine while Officer Mark Tuttle, a 61 SFS combat arms instructor, provides feedback. Sergeant Williams is part of the 61 SFS team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Jim Gordon)

Tech. Sgt. Leslee Williams of the 61st Security Forces Squadron sights his M-4 carbine while Officer Mark Tuttle, a 61 SFS combat arms instructor, provides feedback. Sergeant Williams is part of the 61 SFS team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Jim Gordon)

Second Lieutenant Alea Nadeem reels in Tech Sgt.Rochanapan Silpe's target littered with bullet holes in most vital areas during a marksmanship training April 23 at Naval Weapons Stations Seal Beach shooting range. Sergeant Silpe is part of the 61 SFS team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem reels in Tech Sgt.Rochanapan Silpe's target littered with bullet holes in most vital areas during a marksmanship training April 23 at Naval Weapons Stations Seal Beach shooting range. Sergeant Silpe is part of the 61 SFS team competing in this year's Guardian Challenge May 16 through 19 at the Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Photo by Jim Gordon)

Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. -- The Space and Missile Systems Center's Security Forces Guardian Challenge 2010 team has trained rigorously during the past month to prepare for the competition May 16 to 19 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The team includes 2nd Lt. Alea Nadeem, DoD Officers Steven Haymes and Yvette Perez, Tech. Sgts. Rochanapan Silpe and Leslee William, and Staff Sgt. Alex Andriyanov. Tech. Sgts. Peter Ada and Juan Felix unfortunately had to withdraw due to injuries.

The team's training took place at March Air Reserve Base and Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach , Calif., and focused on military operations on urban terrain, high-risk entry, combat markmanship, fitness run (3 miles) and station challenge.

The first three days of competition will take place at the Academy range and Jack's Valley for the marksmanship and tactics portions. On the final day, teams will compete on the obstacle course.

The winning security forces team will be announced at the award banquet May 21.