News>Air Force unit to improve airfield security in Slovenia
Master Sgt. Jay Peavey views the ramp and runway complex from the newly constructed control tower Dec. 22, 2012, at Cerklje Air Base, Slovenia. Peavey is a 435th Contingency Response Group air adviser and security superintendent.(U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
by Airman 1st Class Dymekre Allen
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
2/21/2013 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group here traveled to Cerklje Air Base, Slovenia, to conduct a security familiarization event Jan. 21 - 25.
The 435th CRG is a uniquely suited organization for the mission of building partnership. With 42 different career fields, the unit members can engage with partner nations in core mission areas across the Air Force spectrum.
Master. Sgt. Jay Peavey, the 435th CRG air adviser and security superintendent, led a four-person team to exchange ideas and identify possible improvements in the Cerklje airfield security process.
"This airfield security familiarization event was a valuable experience to further the partner relationship with the Slovene military," Peavey said. "Future exchange activities will benefit from this opportunity."
The security familiarization training enabled the Airmen to teach and learn new mission techniques from counterparts of other nations.
"It was a privilege to work with professional peers in pursuit of common airfield security goals," said Staff Sgt. Matthew Meadows, a 435th CRG air adviser and security forces instructor. "This was an excellent learning opportunity for all participants."
With these partnerships, the U.S. is able to become familiar with new mission techniques of the Slovenian counterparts and improve partner nation interoperability.
"Security considerations are a cooperative endeavor by nature," Peavey said. "I was very impressed with the talent and capacity of my Slovenian allies and look forward to future engagement opportunities."
2/25/2013 6:30:15 PM ET Hey Tank you'd probably prefer a fighter pilot as an air advisor who's training airfield security. These are USAF cops not security guards.
DMPI, Five-Sided Fantasy Land
2/25/2013 3:59:10 AM ET Way to seize the opportunity to tell this unique story. Way to go A1C Allen you make me proud...among others Keep it up..'High Speed'
TSgt , Ramstein Air Base Germany
2/23/2013 1:36:31 AM ET How is a security guard any kind of air advisor