161 ARW ADM Airmen – elite in the unit and elite in the ANG

Senior Airman Kyle Drzewiecki, 161st Security Forces Squadron Advanced Designated Marksmen, hones his newly acquired skills at the shooting range in Florence, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2015. ADM Airmen, or “snipers”, deliver long-range direct fire out to 600 meters and provide enhanced situational awareness through observation and reporting in peacetime and contingency operations. The 161st Security Forces Squadron is one of only eight units of the more than 100 Air National Guard units which currently have trained/qualified advanced designated marksmen. To become a certified Air Force advanced designated marksman, Airmen must attend the ADM course at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas. The 11-day course familiarizes Airmen with the M24 weapon system and teaches target detection, along with distance and windage estimation. “The hardest part of being an ADM can be the mental aspect,” said Drzewiecki. “You start planning the shot in your mind, which gets your heart rate up and then you’ve got to take the shot; you’ve got to be mentally strong and calm yourself down. You can’t get flustered easily.” (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Enos/Released)

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