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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Bee, the 35th Security Forces Squadron assistant combat arms NCO in charge, shoots an M4 carbine during a hazardous noise test at the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Members from the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering unit from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted tests to certify the outdoor range for final inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Bee, the 35th Security Forces Squadron assistant combat arms NCO in charge, shoots an M4 carbine during a hazardous noise test at the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Members from the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering unit from Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducted tests to certify the outdoor range for final inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Bee, the 35th Security Forces Squadron assistant combat arms NCO in charge, holds an M9 pistol during a photo at the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. The 35th SFS synergized with the 35th Operations Support Squadron to incept a plan, increasing the ability to qualify Airmen on weapons by six times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Bee, the 35th Security Forces Squadron assistant combat arms NCO in charge, holds an M9 pistol during a photo at the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. The 35th SFS synergized with the 35th Operations Support Squadron to incept a plan, increasing the ability to qualify Airmen on weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Bee, the 35th Security Forces Squadron assistant combat arms NCO in charge, loads an M4 carbine magazine prior to conducting a hazardous noise test at the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. In order to certify, the outdoor range must undergo additional inspections by the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 35th Fighter Wing safety office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Bee, the 35th Security Forces Squadron assistant combat arms NCO in charge, loads an M4 carbine magazine prior to conducting a hazardous noise test at the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. In order to certify, the outdoor range must undergo additional inspections by the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron and the 35th Fighter Wing safety office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

An M4 carbine and an M9 pistol sit on the ground of the new 35th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Conceptualized nearly three years ago, the outdoor range provides CATM six times more space to qualify Airmen on a variety of weapons. The current indoor range can qualify seven Airmen at one time, where the outdoor range serves 40. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

An M4 carbine and an M9 pistol sit on the ground of the new 35th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Conceptualized nearly three years ago, the outdoor range provides CATM six times more space to qualify Airmen on a variety of weapons. The new outdoor range qualifies six times as many Airmen at a time than the existing indoor range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

Members with the 35th Security Forces Squadron and 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron move practice targets from the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Conceptualized nearly three years ago, the outdoor range provides CATM six times more space to qualify Airmen on a variety of weapons. The current indoor range can qualify seven Airmen at one time, where the outdoor range serves 40. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

Members with the 35th Security Forces Squadron and 35th Aerospace Medicine Squadron move practice targets from the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Conceptualized nearly three years ago, the outdoor range provides CATM six times more space to qualify Airmen on a variety of weapons. The outdoor range qualifies six times the amount of Airmen at a time than the current indoor range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

Expended 5.56 mm shell casings from an M4 carbine lay on the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Draughon Range facilitates live and inert munitions training for F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, survival, evasion, resistance and escape training scenarios, explosive ordnance disposal exercises and cargo drops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

Expended 5.56 mm shell casings from an M4 carbine lay on the new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance outdoor firing range at Draughon Range adjacent Misawa City, Japan, April 18, 2018. Draughon Range facilitates live and inert munitions training for F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, survival, evasion, resistance and escape training scenarios, explosive ordnance disposal exercises and cargo drops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 35th Security Forces Squadron teamed up with the 35th Operations Support Squadron to convert space at Draughon Range into an outdoor firing range—increasing their ability to train the Wing's Airmen on weapons, April 18.