Defenders empower Airmen through self-defense seminar

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

Senior Airman Blair Coffey, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron general purpose light mechanic, uppercuts a punching bag.
Senior Airman Blair Coffey, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron general purpose light mechanic, uppercuts a punching bag.
Senior Airman Jessica Hennessee, 86th Communications Squadron theater secure voice systems technician, is shocked by a Taser during the self-defense seminar.
Senior Airman Jessica Hennessee, 86th Communications Squadron theater secure voice systems technician, is shocked by a Taser during the self-defense seminar.
Senior Airman Stephen Peterson, 86th Security Forces Squadron Raven, helps demonstrate the guard position. The 86th SFS held the seminar as part of Women’s History Month to empower women.
Senior Airman Stephen Peterson, 86th Security Forces Squadron Raven, helps demonstrate the guard position. The 86th SFS held the seminar as part of Women’s History Month to empower women.
Senior Airman Chelsea Hensel, 86th Security Forces Squadron pass and ID technician, demonstrates how to stand back up after being knocked down.
Senior Airman Chelsea Hensel, 86th Security Forces Squadron pass and ID technician, demonstrates how to stand back up after being knocked down.
Senior Airmen Stephen Peterson, left, and William Stambaugh, 86th Security Forces Squadron Ravens, demonstrate the guard position during a self-defense seminar March 20 on Ramstein. The 86th SFS taught a variety of self-defense moves including punches, kicks and grapples.
Senior Airmen Stephen Peterson, left, and William Stambaugh, 86th Security Forces Squadron Ravens, demonstrate the guard position during a self-defense seminar March 20 on Ramstein. The 86th SFS taught a variety of self-defense moves including punches, kicks and grapples.
Members of the 86th Security Forces Squadron Raven team discuss the next move they will teach attendees. This team of Ravens took part in the seminar to share their hand-to-hand combat experience with event participants.
Members of the 86th Security Forces Squadron Raven team discuss the next move they will teach attendees. This team of Ravens took part in the seminar to share their hand-to-hand combat experience with event participants.
Staff Sgt. Jeffery Fitzgerald, 86th Security Forces Squadron instructor, informs people about Tasers. Attendees of the seminar had the option to experience firsthand the effects of being immobilized by a stun gun.
Staff Sgt. Jeffery Fitzgerald, 86th Security Forces Squadron instructor, informs people about Tasers. Attendees of the seminar had the option to experience firsthand the effects of being immobilized by a stun gun.