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  • Forging Defenders for the fight

    Based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, IDLC is a year-round training program that focuses on Agile Combat Employment concepts and the tactical skills necessary for Defenders in wartime situations.

  • IDLC 23, August: Guard and Reserve Defenders learn TCCC

    Staff Sgt. David Duncan, a Defender assigned to the 919th Security Forces Squadron, Duke Field, Florida, performs tactical combat casualty care during on Tech. Sgt. Taylor Adamson, an Integrated Defense Leadership Course cadre member assigned to the 507th SFS, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during

  • IDLC 23, July course: Area security operations

    Staff Sgt. Dustin Shepard, a Defender assigned to the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Security Forces Squadron, briefs 145th SFS leadership on the execution of an Integrated Defense Leadership Course training exercise on July 27, 2023, at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training

  • IDLC 23, July course: Static defense

    Staff Sgt. Frank Chichester, a Defender assigned to Patrick Space Force Base, Florida's 920th Security Forces Squadron, opens a litter for transporting causalities during a training exercise on July 24, 2023, at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Ohio. Chichester participated in

  • IDLC 23, July Course: Grenades and claymores

    Air Force Reserve security forces Airmen and, for the first time in the program's history, members of the Air National Guard stationed in North Carolina traveled to Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, in July to participate in the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course to develop tactical

  • Video: Tactical Combat Casualty Care

    Integrated Defense Leadership Course students learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care skills and practice them in a high-stress environment during the July 2023 course at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.

  • Molding resilient Defenders

    More than 25 Reserve Citizen Defenders with the 459th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, participated in the Integrated Defense Leadership Course from March 13-26, 2023, at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.

  • From students to cadre

    Security forces Defenders from multiple units across Air Force Reserve Command participated in a four-mile ruck march on March 6, 2023, at Boston Mill, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio.