No, this is not a screen cap from Michael Bay’s next Transformers movie, these are real Security Forces Squadron members of the 106th Rescue Wing conducting dynamic night fire training in upstate New York.

During this type of training, Security Forces dawn night vision goggles, use visible and infrared laser pointers and other night specific gear, and become familiar with firing their weapons and operating in small teams under the cover of darkness.


And yes, it looks ridiculously cool on camera when paired with a slow shutter speed.

Image Credit: Staff Sgt. Christopher Muncy/New York Air National Guard

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address

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