Mountain Home Air Force Base is evolving its equipment for the women who serve in security forces on the base. “This is the first base in the Air Force, that has actually gone to fruition in purchasing and testing a good amount,” said Sgt. Steven Pyott, NCOIC of Supply and Resources for 366 security forces squadron at the base. Senior Airman Anna Hale is one of the security force members that has benefitted from the new vests. Her job is to defend the base by dispatching to alarms or guarding the gates. The plate carrier she wears is designed to hold tools while keeping her protected with steel ballistic plates. The plate carriers have evolved over the years but never before have been shaped to fit women. The men’s vests would take a toll on Hale at times.