21-05-2015 Hits:121 Guardmount/News
Photo: The Vice Presidential Service Badge is awarded to Staff Sgt. Peter Velez, former 811 Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of vice presidential aircraft security, Staff Sgt. Leonard Antonio, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Staff Sgt. Sorhaindo Peter, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Senior Airman Albert Ritterbeck, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team members at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 21, 2015. Only 473 people...Read more
16-05-2015 Hits:118 Guardmount/News
DEFENDER NAMED JOINT STAFF ACTION OFFICER OF THE YEAR!Read more
From the Top Cop: Defenders, earlier this week, I attended an amazing event at which a fellow Defender, Lt Col Robert "Bobby" Ford, Jr., was recognized by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Joint Staff Action Officer of the Year. To be specific, our nation's top military officer, General Martin Dempsey, hailed Bobby as the Pentagon's top action officer because of the outstanding work he did for the J3 (Ops) Dir...
16-05-2015 Hits:131 Guardmount/News
Barksdale defenders stop armed robbery suspect
by Senior Airman Joseph Raatz
2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs
4/8/2015 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- When Barksdale defenders Senior Airman Michael Clark and Airman 1st Class Jack Andersen checked in for entry-controller duty March 25, they expected to spend their shift checking ID cards and directing traffic as usual.
But their day took an unusual turn when one particular car rolled up to the gate.
"When ...Read more
09-05-2015 Hits:151 Guardmount/News
NORTHCOM Raises Threat Levels at U.S. Military Installations
Military.com May 09, 2015 | by Bryant Jordan
Gate guard. Sue Sapp/Air Force
For the first time since the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks U.S. Northern Command has upped the threat level to military bases across the country.
Preston Schlachter said the raised level is “not tied to any kind of specific threat,” but does represent a change.
“The sporadic random elevation of our force pro...Read more
07-05-2015 Hits:166 Guardmount/News
445th SFS completes Patriot Defender training
Posted 5/4/2015 Updated 5/5/2015
by Capt. Elizabeth Caraway
445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
5/4/2015 - FORT WOLTERS TRAINING CENTER, Texas -- Thirty-seven Airmen from the 445th Security Forces Squadron tackled Patriot Defender, a two-week combat readiness training course, here Apr 6-18, 2015.
Patriot Defender takes SFS troops through skills training for core security forces tasks including entry contro...Read more
05-05-2015 Hits:151 Guardmount/News
STRATCOM commander hosts ICBM stakeholders meeting
By Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle, 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs / Published April 30, 2015
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AFNS) -- During his visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base April 27-28, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the U.S. Strategic Command commander, reinforced how essential the intercontinental ballistic missile mission is, and some face to face engagement allowed Haney to seek bottom-up feedback from Airmen ...
01-05-2015 Hits:163 Guardmount/News
By Senior Airman Malissa Lott, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published April 29, 2015
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Vanney, a 366th Security Forces Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, sits with Rony Feb. 24, 2015, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. By playing, Ronny and Vanney have formed a bond which is a crucial part of the MWD team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malissa Lott)
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) -- (This feature is part of th...Read more
01-05-2015 Hits:176 Guardmount/News
If you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this year’s in San Antonio would be a great place to start! The 29th annual AFSFA National Meeting is shaping up to be one to remember. So let me see if I can entice you to join us this September with a general outline of what to expect.
As in the recent past, we will be based at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Airport, 37 NE Loop 410 (at McCullough), San Antonio, Texas, 78216 from 24-27 September 2015. You can make reser...Read more
27-04-2015 Hits:213 Guardmount/News
Welsh: Force management is done, so refocus on mission
22 Apr 2015 Air Force Times
By Stephen Losey, Staff writer
Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh on Wednesday urged airmen to put their concerns about force cuts and possible changes to health care and retirement programs behind them and renew their focus on the service's mission.
In his latest Airman to Airman video, Welsh said that last year's force management cuts are among several things distracting airmen recently...Read more
22-04-2015 Hits:214 Guardmount/News
— Air Force Magazine, 9 Apr 15, John A. Tirpak
Clarifying recent comments that he wants incoming Air Force Global Strike Command chief Gen. Robin Rand to be another Curtis LeMay, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Wednesday the comparison he intended was in terms of Air Force leadership. "LeMay ... was an iconic leader," Welsh told reporters in Washington, D.C. "That's what I want the new commander" of AFGSC to be, he said. "I want him to lead this command in a way that is positive, ...Read more