Air Force Combat Training Often Looks Like Paintballing

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Airmen perform close quarter battle training during Exercise Scorpion Lens 2018 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Feb. 13, 2018.

Airmen perform close quarter battle training during Exercise Scorpion Lens 2018 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Feb. 13, 2018.

This is one of the better photos I’ve seen of Air Force training. I especially like the determined expression on the face of the woman in the middle. (She’s a chief master sergeant, btw.) Still, even here, it looks a little like they are playing paintball.

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