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Homeless San Antonio Veteran’s Funeral

01-08-2015 Hits:278 Guardmount/News  - avatar

By Johann R. Kinsey, Colonel, TXSG, Vice Commander, Air Component Command

It’s a sad fact that hardly a couple weeks goes by and there is a Homeless Veteran Funeral at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Sometimes, in the past, there was no one in attendance … a very sad state of affairs for the final event in a Veteran’s life time. Here in San Antonio, there is an organization of retired Colonels and Navy Captains who support the Fisher House program at Lackland AFB with...

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Earn it: A Story of Redemption

01-08-2015 Hits:258 Guardmount/News  - avatar


By Capt. Andre Bowser, 439th Airlift Wing Public Affairs / Published July 13, 2015
Photos courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Elias Aponte


WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass -- From his earliest days as an Airman at basic training, Tech Sgt. Elias Aponte said things didn’t come easy.

“Earn it!” Aponte recalled what his drill sergeant would shout. “That’s all he ever said to us.”

Looking back through the long lens of time, the Security Forces sergeant said hi...

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Four SFs Taking Command This Summer

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Maj Ohlmeyer Takes Command of 72 SFS
Around Tinker AFB Web Site 7/17/2015

7/17/2015 - Maj. Steven Ohlmeyer receives his first salute as commander of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron during a July 8 change of command ceremony. The major replaces Lt. Col. Frank Reyes. To signify the change of command, Colonel Reyes unloaded his weapon and Major Ohlmeyer loaded his. The major is a career defender and this will be his third assignment commanding a squadron. He told the defe...

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SF Reservist Among Air Force 12 Outstand…

31-07-2015 Hits:352 Guardmount/News  - avatar

SF Reservist Among Air Force 12 Outstanding Airmen 
Published July 28, 2015 Official Air Force website

Senior Airman Kresston L. Davis, 908th Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, is one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015.

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --  A reservist from the 908th Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, is one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.

Staff Sgt. Kresst...

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Bases That Allow On-Base Carry With LEOS…

31-07-2015 Hits:787 Guardmount/News  - avatar


As reported 29 July by DCS LLC, San Antonio, TX

This is the official listing of USAF bases that currently allow those with credentials to carry ON BASE under LEOSA. Some bases listed below are allowing only members actively assigned to the SF units on the associated bases. A more detailed version of the list and the base specific rules has been posted to the HQ AFSFC’s SMARTnet secure domain and will...

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Gen Rand Takes Command of AFGSC

30-07-2015 Hits:428 Guardmount/News  - avatar




Photo: Gen. Robin Rand accepts the Air Force Global Strike Command flag from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 28, 2015. The Air Force elevated AFGSC to a four-star major command to provide its nuclear deterrence and global strike missions with the highest level of leadership oversight similar to the service’s other core operational missions. AFGSC develops and provi...

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New Rules for Military in NM Concealed C…

25-07-2015 Hits:438 Guardmount/News  - avatar

New Rules Pertaining to NM Concealed Handgun Carry Act For Active, Retired and Honorably Discharged Military Personnel (NM House Bill 431, 2015 Legislative Session)

Hello all: The NM Legislature has issued new rules for conceal/carry permits for active duty military and honorably discharged veterans who have separated from the service within 20 years of the application for the conceal/carry license. An application fee or renewal fee is not required for this category nor is a ...

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Snipers Hone Skills During Royal Air For…

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Snipers Hone Skills During Royal Air Force Training

Photo: Staff Sgt. Joseph Crotty, the 822d Base Defense Squadron NCO in charge of standards and evaluations, gazes down the sights of his M24 Sniper Weapon System while in the prone position July 2, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Crotty and Senior Airman Phillip Hopkins, the 822d Base Defense Squadron fireteam leader, attended the nine-week Royal Air Force's Basic Sniper Course to develop their knowledge and skills. (U.S....

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Airmen From 621st CRW Support the ICBM E…

07-07-2015 Hits:452 Guardmount/News  - avatar

Posted/Updated 6/12/2015
by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen
621 Contingency Response Wing Public Affairs, Travis AFB CA

Photo: Senior Airman Vidarion McDaniel, a security forces airman for the 570th Global Mobility Readiness Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., waits to shoot during an attack scenario on a missile convoy while working as opposing forces against the 91st Missile Wing, assigned to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., during Operation Road Warrior at Camp Gu...

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Armed Forces to Protect and Serve in NC

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Armed Forces to Protect and Serve in NC
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
North Carolina National Guard
Story by Sgt. Leticia Samuels

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signs House Bill 595 into law at the Capitol building in Raleigh, June 3, 2015. The new law recognizes experience as military police officers for the purpose of law enforcement certification and increases the size of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards...

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SF Magazine Mar-Apr 2015

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  • AFSFA Leader Election Candidates
  • Travis Bay Area Chapter Introduces Flights

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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, 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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