Implementing not only Phoenix Tactics, but also the model of instruction using “Reality Based Training(RBT)” methods has allowed us to train in a complex, three
dimensional, 360 degree operating environment with absolutely zero safety infractions or accidents (300 Students Trained). Pieces of the Basic tactic, Active Shooter (Tactics), Team tactics, Tactical Rifle, Cover Management, Close Quarters Battle, and Advanced Tactics course have all been interwoven into our training. Each of theses skillsets and the matter in which they are taught, using RBT, play a massive role in how students are prepared for combat. The points of instruction where the knowledge we now possess has had to most impact are: Weapons Handling, Team Tactics, CQB, Convoy Ops, Air Base Defense, Self-Aid and Buddy Care, Combat Stress, Entry Control Point, Counter Improvised Explosive Device Training, and last but definitely not least Leadership on the battlefield and Troop Leading. The foundation you have provided us with does not only make the 5th Combat readiness School a better place to learn but it has made us, the Cadre, more competent instructors, airmen, and leaders.