Technical Sergeant Robert Pence, USAF, 31st Security Forces Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy repels down a 4 story building during Special Tactics Assault Team (STAT) training. STAT is a highly trained, volunteer security force unit designed to act during high-risk operations. High-risk operations include resource recovery, anti-sniper actions, barricaded suspect apprehension, hostage rescue, counter-terrorist operations, and special event operations. This weeklong course involved joint training with the Italian Air Force Carabinieri from the Vicenza Company, Italian Air Force personnel and 31st Security Forces members