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Photo Essay: Security forces squadrons host Subject Matter Expert Exchange

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  • By Airman 1st Class Julian North
  • 36 Wing Public Affairs
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Senior security forces personnel from the Pacific Air Forces and 13th Air Force co-hosted the Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) May 10-13 here. The SMEE is a multinational military information sharing event that provides a forum for mid-level officers from regional security services to exchange views and establish international and interpersonal relationships. The goal of the exchange is to establish integrated base defense and force protection cooperation with select Asian-Pacific nations. The SMEE is held quarterly and invites two members each from select nations. The latest one featured officers from the nations of Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The exchange includes briefings by experts in many fields of force protection and security forces, including Air Force Office of Speccial Investigations agents, 36th Security Forces Squadron Commander Maj. Sarah Babbitt, 36th Contingency Response Group Commander Col. Daniel Settergren, and 736th Security Forces Squadron Commander Maj. Kirk Hughes. The SMEE attendees also participated in demonstrations of training and fighting capabilities including the K-9 unit, tactical weapons, and simunitions. (Photos by Airman 1st Class Julian North)