NLVS and SFS partner for future training

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  • By Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie
  • 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – North Las Vegas Swat (NLVS) team members visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 2, to survey possible training locations in a vacant dormitory building in Union Plaza.

The vacant dormitory, scheduled for demolition, could possibly be used as practice facility for breaching and clearing rooms by the 99th Security Forces Squadron and the NLVS team.

“It’s very important because of the comradery and sharing of tactics, training and procedures,” said Capt. Scott M. Hlavin, 99 SFS Director of Operations. “There’s a lot of good training NLVS does on a regular basis when responding to real world situations that we can benefit from.”

The October 1 Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting is an example of such a real-world scenario. NLVS was the group that broke down the door of the shooter’s house, and passing along experiences such as this can be invaluable to increasing readiness.

The objective of the training is to share ideas in order to increase each other’s readiness and capabilities, said Justin E. Ryan, North Las Vegas police department Special Operations Lieutenant.

This partnership serves as a valuable asset in striving daily to find the best ways to protect Nellis and its community.

“The whole base is able to see the defenders are not maintaining the status quo, but looking for different ways to partner with the local police departments to get better internally,” said Hlavin. “It should build the confidence in the local population here at Nellis that the 99 SFS is looking for proactive ways to reduce the risks that affect Nellis.”