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The Year of the Defender Improved Career…

11-02-2020 Hits:250 Guardmount/News

The Year of the Defender Improved Career Field Capabilities

Brig Gen Collins

10 February 2020

As we move forward into the New Year, I’d like to reflect upon the past, “Year of the Defender” and how this critical initiative equipped our Defenders to be more lethal and more ready. The increased investment in training, resourcing and equipment provided the career field with a spark that will continue to deliver capabilities to our Defenders for years to come.

The ...

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Defenders, I am proud to announce and CONGRATULATE our newest Defender Colonels!










The hard work and commitment to excellence of these Defenders directly contribute...

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From the Security Forces Directorate

17-01-2020 Hits:262 Guardmount/News

Advancing the Training Continuum

By CMSgt Tamala L. Hartz

Happy New Year! As we begin the new decade and the year 2020 we are continuing to advance our career field’s civilian, enlisted and officer training continuum. These efforts will ensure we are creating a Defender that will win in every fight!

In the last two years we have transformed Security Forces Training from recruitment to retirement. We overhauled every skill-awarding course at the SF Academy and our Milit...

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Squadron of the Future: Creating More Ef…

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Squadron of the Future: Creating More Effective Defenders

By A1C Jennifer Zima, 501st Combat Support Wing Public Affairs, 11 Dec 2019

Airman 1st Class Cameron Rogers, 422nd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, clears an M4 carbine during a recall exercise at RAF Croughton, United Kingdom, Nov. 21, 2019. Quarterly recall exercises are a form of readiness for defenders to always be prepared to respond ...

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The Brave Badge Initiative

16-12-2019 Hits:1052 Guardmount/News

In 2017, the Air Force lost 62 Active Duty Airmen to suicide. Many of those losses being men and wom-en that wore the coveted blue beret. The Brave Badge Initiative is a social media platform that has strengthened the Security Forces community and is focused to changing the culture of every squadron. The founder of The Brave Badge Initiative, TSgt Calin A. Cronin, devised the idea after identifying the need for a crisis platform while stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. After sp...

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Protection Strategies Incorporated Hirin…

06-11-2019 Hits:1294 Guardmount/News

Protection Strategies Incorporated Hiring

Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI), a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), engages industry recognized professionals worldwide to provide security management and consultant services to U.S. Departments and Agencies, international organizations, and commercial corporations.


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JBSA-Lackland, USPS San Antonio Honor Mi…

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JBSA-Lackland, USPS San Antonio Honor Military Working Dogs

By Vicki Stein, AFIMSC Public Affairs, 15 August 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of the Security Forces community and the U.S. Postal Service gathered at the Military Working Dog Monument here Aug. 15 for a local ceremony to unveil the new U.S. Postal Service MWD forever stamp.


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American Lake Veteran’s Golf Course

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American Lake Veteran’s Golf Course

By: Capt (ret) David Van Pay

As an avid golfer, I’ve played nearly all the public golf courses in western Washington. One of the neat courses I’ve played is the American Lake Veteran’s Golf course, Lakewood, WA. The front nine holes is old school. Wide open fairways with tiny greens. The back nine was designed and built by Jack Nicklaus a couple years ago. The back nine plays like a resort course that holds your attention on every s...

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By Rick Fulton , (Part 1 of a 2 part series)

A bug out bag in the car trunk or bedroom closet is a first priority kind of grab and go kit, for immediate use the first two days of a disaster, and then as a building block for a longer period, if needed.

What should be in a bug out bag? The very first item is an inventory list inside, right on top. You immediately know what you have to work with.

Be the injury major or minor, you n...

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From the Security Directorate

29-10-2019 Hits:1763 Guardmount/News

Our Path to a More Lethal and More Ready Defender!

By BG (Sel) Roy W. Collins, SF Director 24

It has been a fast month stepping in as your new Director of Security Forces. I made a promise during this time to assess where we are and more importantly, how to move us forward.

There is no question that our Security Forces Airmen deserve the absolute best opportunity to achieve their mission, whether it’s in the missile field, on a flight line or at any of our ins...

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Magazine Articles

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SF Magazine Jan-Mar 2020

  • New Air Force Justice System Goes Live
  • The Brave Badge Initiative
  • Squadron of the Future: Creating More Effective Defenders
  • DoD Answers Top 10 Questions on Expanded Commissary, Exchange and MWR Access
  • 100 Club of New Mexico Honored with Proclamation
  • March Field Chapter Sponsors Baseball Competition & Trophy
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