27-04-2015 Hits:0 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:42 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
22-04-2015 Hits:33 Guardmount/News
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...Read more
20-04-2015 Hits:48 Guardmount/News
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...Read more
20-04-2015 Hits:61 Guardmount/News
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
(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...Read more
20-04-2015 Hits:43 Guardmount/News
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...Read more
18-04-2015 Hits:125 Guardmount/News
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...Read more
18-04-2015 Hits:70 Guardmount/News
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....Read more
18-01-2014 Hits:3847 Guardmount/News
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...Read more
18-01-2014 Hits:6467 Guardmount/News
Kandahar Security Forces Squadron Inactivates
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...Read more