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Welsh: Force Management Is Done

27-04-2015 Hits:0 Guardmount/News  - avatar

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...

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Cigar Optional

22-04-2015 Hits:42 Guardmount/News  - avatar

— 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, ...

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Eglin Airman Rescues 4

22-04-2015 Hits:33 Guardmount/News  - avatar

Eglin Airman Helps Rescue 4 From Burning Vehicle

By JENNIE McKEON | Daily News
Published: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 05:00 PM.


PANAMA CITY BEACH — As a first responder at Eglin Air Force Base, it’s in Rodney Dowell’s nature to stop and help others.

The staff sergeant was driving to work around 5:30 Monday morning from his girlfriend’s home in Panama City when he saw flames by Camp Helen State Park.

When he got to the source of the smoke, he found a fli...

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USAF - Royal Air Force Regiment 50th Reu…

20-04-2015 Hits:48 Guardmount/News  - avatar

Dear Colleagues,
As you are aware I have been trying to locate the 41 surviving USAFSP/SF Exchange Officers over the past 18 months. Have traced 30 of you - as shown on mailing list - was correct when we last made contact! Two current Exchange Officers included in the total but not listed!

Have been asked by Jay Swander to forward this Warning Order concerning the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of our unique Exchange Programme. Also attached is the first version of the proposed sc...

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BEST AIR FORCE SF UNITS FOR 2014

20-04-2015 Hits:61 Guardmount/News  - avatar

CONGRATS to Best SF Units in the AF!!!!!
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL MAJCOM A7S
FROM: HQ USAF/A4S
1030 AIR FORCE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20330-1030

UNCLAS
(U) SUBJECT: NOTIFICATION OF THE 2014 AF OUTSTANDING SECURITY FORCES (SF) UNIT AWARD WINNERS

1. I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING WINNERS OF THE 2014 SF UNIT AWARDS COMPETITION.

A. OUTSTANDING SF AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: 161ST SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON, PHOENIX, ARIZONA, COMMANDED BY L...

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SF MUSEUM OPENS UNDER AETC STEWARDSHIP

20-04-2015 Hits:43 Guardmount/News  - avatar

By Rudy Purificato, AETC Command Curator
Photo courtesy of Ken Neal.

The Security Forces Museum at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas is now part of Air Education and Training Command’s (AETC) commitment to fostering Airman Character development. This action is part of Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh’s CAPSTONE initiative to inspire Airmen from all Air Force career fields by showcasing Air Force heritage and history.

Until the staff was in place, the museum wa...

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New Security Forces Commemorative Badge …

18-04-2015 Hits:125 Guardmount/News  - avatar

An extremely high quality Security Forces commemorative badge is now available for order through AFSFA. The badge measures 3.25 inches high and has five fields for personalization i.e. name, rank, badge number, years of service, etc. and comes in either a curved uniform or a flat wallet version. All personalization is cast into the badge and filled with black cloisonné for standout, clear definition. A badge case or combined wallet and badge case are also available for order. Those i...

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105th Airman killed in Afghanistan honor…

18-04-2015 Hits:70 Guardmount/News  - avatar

105th Airlift Wing NY Air National Guard Courtesy Story


STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Todd "T.J." Lobraico, a member of the 105th Airlift Wing who was killed in action in Afghanistan in September 2013, was recognized with the posthumous award of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor during a ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base on Saturday, April 11.

Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., known to his family and friends as "T....

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AFSFA Has a New Website Layout

18-01-2014 Hits:3847 Guardmount/News  - avatar

 

Message from the Executive Director.

Welcome to the NEW AFSFA website. While there have been large changes in the pages format and presentation and the drop down menus at the top still bring you most of the same options we have come to know and use. It is important to point out the buttons at the top right, these are great shortcuts: "Sitemap" will display all your drop down options; "Login" starts the member login process; "Join" will take you directly to the on-li...

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Kandahar Security Forces Squadron Inacti…

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Kandahar Security Forces Squadron Inactivates
Posted 01/03/2014
Air Force Association Magazine

The 451st Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, inactivated during a ceremony at Camp Losano on Dec. 27. During the ceremony, squadron commander Maj. Richard Zeigler and Col. Sean Tyler, 451st Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander, cased the squadron guidon. Zeigler said he was proud of the work the unit, w...

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Chapter Happenings

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SF Magazine Jan-Feb 2015

From the Security Forces Directorate

  • SFs In New Portraits In Courage
  • Welcome Back Mr Beecroft
  • SF Museum Opens in Spring
  • AFSFA Leader Election Candidates
  • Trial By Fire - Part 3

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Membership is open to anyone who has served honorably in the Army Air Corps MPs, Air Police, Security Police, or is now serving in the Security Forces career field--or that component of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserves, IMAs, or DoD police officers. As the only professional organization serving all Air Force Security Forces from all eras and wars, we have membership levels for all whose Bond of the Blue Beret runs strong. See available Memberships.

When you join AFSFA or Renew your Membership, as a regular or Life member, you receive a membership card, an official challenge coin, a logo decal and a logo lapel pin.

In addition you receive a subscription to Security Forces Magazine, The Professional Journal of the Security Forces that will keep you abreast of the people, events, and issues.

All members are encouraged to use the website for information on current happenings and excerpts from Security Forces Magazine. All members are eligible to be full members of an AFSFA chapter. 

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