183rd Security Forces Teach Security Techniques to Suriname Military

first_imgBy Dialogo July 12, 2011 Airmen from the 183rd Security Forces, based out of Springfield Ill., train the second group of Suriname military personnel in security techniques here 8 July. The second group of Suriname soldiers has started a four week security course taught by the U.S. military. In the first week of this course soldiers learned basic techniques in hand-to-hand combat, handcuffing, troop movements and searching. These skills are taught by airmen of the 183rd Security Forces Squadron, who are the instructors for the first two weeks of the course. “There is a little bit of a language barrier,” said Master Sgt. Jason Bennett. “However, they are very excited to learn, they are very happy to have us here, and they always want to learn more.” “It’s good,” said Sgt. Voeter C., Suriname Infantry, “You are never too old or too young to learn.” Bennett went on to say that the biggest difficulty was the fact that the Suriname soldiers are not used to repetitive practice. “They are starting to understand that repetition makes them better,” said Bennett. Bennett also said the training also has benefitted some of their younger trainers. “With us being cops, and them being infantry there are always things we can learn from each other,” said Bennett. “Also, now that the younger airmen have the opportunity to teach classes they are learning how to instruct.” Training by the 183rd will be followed up by two weeks if training from U.S. Marines.last_img read more

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first_img 55SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: https://www.universityfederalcu.org Details Here’s the thing….You will never be the perfect employee.Did you hear the world crashing down all around you?Oh, you will try. There will be days that you feel like you are breaking your neck for a mere “good job” or a mighty thumbs up.Other days you will wonder what it was that you even accomplished.Sometimes you will do everything but dust the copy machine and I can guarantee you it will not be noticed.Other days you can make a mistake and be called out in .1 seconds, flat.Every single day you have the chance to write your story.How will you take on that day?How will you react to the positive and how will you react to the negative?I am going to tell you something that you need to believe.It may be hard, but it will enhance your ability to slay the day.You are FLAWESOME.You are awesome with flaws.That perfection you strive for, won’t happen and THAT is okay.You will be corrected. You will be critiqued. You will be told what you can do better.None of those things define the type of key role you play on your team.We all have strengths and weaknesses. We all have things we rock at and things we roll at.That is the way of the world.I consider my sweet spot to be member relations.I love talking to people, connecting with people, and creating loyalty through those connections.I am good with people. I genuinely like people.My bitter spot? Numbers! For as long as I can remember I have psyched myself out about calculations and mathematics.It isn’t that I can’t do it, but as a high school math teacher once told me, “You overthink it and make it way harder than it should be”.In fact, I still recall a middle school teacher who would call me up to the chalkboard (I’m that old…) and force me to do problems in front of my entire class while laughing at my shaking hands.Ask my mother how long it took me to do the times tables.I spent many nights hovered over my left over brussel sprouts at dinner saying “Listen, I really don’t care what 9X8 is mom….”…and when Algebra entered my world…oh BOY..that was a whole new type of brain chaos.Those things stick with you regardless of how much time travels by.I am aware that I somewhat struggle in that area and acknowledging that is truly half the battle.Being Flawesome means that you accept the good, the bad, and the downright annoying things about yourself and you celebrate them anyway.You can be a Flawesome valued employee.Here are three easy steps to Flawesomeness:Admit the FLAW(s) in Flawesome.Ask for help when you need it.Laugh about it and then keep on trying.Life is a bit weird.We are all a bit weird.Might as well embrace this Flawesome life one day at a time.Rock on.last_img read more