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Police Week showcases USAF, German military police

A member of the German Bundeswehr Military Police does overhead presses with a weighted ammo can as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.

A member of the German Bundeswehr Military Police does overhead presses with a weighted ammo can as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. The Defender Challenge was part of Spangdahlem AB’s commemoration of National Police Week, and participants compete in challenges designed to test physical endurance, police tactics, and observation and recollection skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Washburn, 52nd Security Forces Squadron commander (right), and 2nd  Lt. Nicolas Niazian participate in the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Washburn, 52nd Security Forces Squadron commander (right), and 2nd Lt. Nicolas Niazian participate in the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. In 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Due to coronavirus, Spangdahlem AB delayed their National Police Week commemoration events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

U.S. Air Force military working dog runs during demonstration.

U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog Tina runs to catch a simulated perpetrator during a demonstration as part of Police Week on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 1, 2021. During the week, the 52nd Security Forces Squadron partnered up with German military police to host demonstrations, a Defender’s Challenge competition, a parade, and a ruck march. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

A member of the German Bundeswehr Military Police throws a non-explosive training grenade as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.

A member of the German Bundeswehr Military Police throws a non-explosive training grenade as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. In addition to the Defender Challenge, Spangdahlem AB commemorated National Police Week with static displays, presentations, a parade, and a memorial ruck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

Members of the German Bundeswehr military police do squats and overhead presses with a weighted ammo can as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.

Members of the German Bundeswehr military police do squats and overhead presses with a weighted ammo can as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. The different components of the Defender Challenge included a weighted run, squats, weighted overhead presses, a memory and recollection test, room clearing and target elimination, and culminated in range finding and a non-explosive training grenade toss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

U.S. Air Force Airmen demonstrate advance baton techniques to onlookers.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron speak to Spangdahlem Middle School students during an advanced baton demonstration as part of Police Week at the Exchange on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 1, 2021. During the Police Week demonstrations, U.S. Air Force Defenders and German military police showcased a range of Security Forces weapons, vehicles and equipment, as well as demonstrated the use of military working dogs, advanced baton techniques and tasers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Security Forces Airman demonstrates taser techniques to onlookers.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Womack, 52nd Security Forces Squadron Training Section chief, prepares to fire a conducted electronic weapon as part of a taser demonstration at the Exchange on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 1, 2021. Security Forces Airmen implement the use of numerous less-than-lethal tactics like the taser and batons as part of their mission to maintain protection of installation personnel and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

Military Police assigned to Germany’s Feldjäger Regiments 1 and 2 receive instructions for the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.

Military Police assigned to Germany’s Feldjäger Regiments 1 and 2 receive instructions for the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. The Defender Challenge is part of Spangdahlem AB’s commemoration of National Police Week, and participants compete in challenges designed to test physical endurance, police tactics, and observation and recollection skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron and military police assigned to Germany’s Feldjäger Regiments 1 and 2 sit for a group photo at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron and military police assigned to Germany’s Feldjäger Regiments 1 and 2 sit for a group photo at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. Feldjäger Regiments 1 and 2 from Berlin and Hilden, Germany, respectively, partnered with the 52nd SFS to commemorate National Police Week while celebrating the ironclad partnership between U.S. and German forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

The winners of this year’s Defender Challenge pose for a photo at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021.
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The winners of this year’s Defender Challenge pose for a photo at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. Ten teams of two participated in the Defender Challenge, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mathieu Snow and Mr. Jakun Jackowski from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron placed first in the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- A member of the German Bundeswehr Military Police does overhead presses with a weighted ammo can as part of the Defender Challenge at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2021. The Defender Challenge was part of Spangdahlem AB’s commemoration of National Police Week, and participants compete in challenges designed to test physical endurance, police tactics, and observation and recollection skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Levi Rowse)