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The Newest SF Chiefs!!!!

09-12-2017 Hits:73 Guardmount/News

The Newest SF Chiefs!!!!

Congratulations to the following Senior Master Sergeants for their selection to Chief Master Sergeant! Well done Defenders. AFSFA is proud of you.




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Army Prepares to Sell Up to 10,000 Surpl…

06-12-2017 Hits:455 Guardmount/News

Army Prepares to Sell Up to 10,000 Surplus 1911 Pistols ... Here’s How You Get One

By: Todd South, Army Times, 4 December 2017

Marine Cpl. Justin Morrall fires a 1911 M45A1 pistol at Susong Ri live fire range, Republic of Korea. The Army will soon transfer up to 10,000 surplus 1911s to the Civilian Marksmanship Program for sale to qualified civilians. (Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes/Marine Corps)

With the stroke of a pen, as many as 10,000 Army surplus 1911A1 pi...

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VA & CFPB Warning on Refinancing Off…

01-12-2017 Hits:230 Guardmount/News

VA & CFPB Warning on Refinancing Offers



Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,


The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) lowers your interest rate by refinancing your existing VA home loan. During FY17, VA guaranteed over 190,000 home loans under this program. In FY 2017, there were nearly 1,500 ...

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VA Announces Rollout and Application Pro…

01-12-2017 Hits:931 Guardmount/News

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

November 29, 2017, 04:00:00 PM

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.

This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue pro...

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From the Security Forces Directorate

02-11-2017 Hits:6641 Guardmount/News

Defenders Are Amazing!

CMSgt Tamala L. Hartz

In the last few months I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by all the generations of our career field. In August the Security Forces World Wide Symposium brought Commanders and Security Forces Managers together to discuss the future, remember the past, and celebrate 20 years of being Defenders. The commitment and drive that our Squadron leadership has toward making the lives of our Defenders better was unmistakable through...

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US Air Force Chief Helps Young Airman Lo…

25-10-2017 Hits:656 Guardmount/News

US Air Force Chief Helps Young Airman Locate Family In Puerto Rico

By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One, 23 October, 2017


Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff, speaks with airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam  

After going a month without hearing from his hurricane-stricken family, Sr. Airman Malcom Soto-Gonzalez got a hand from an unexpected source. 


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Prior Defenders Wanted

19-10-2017 Hits:764 Guardmount/News

SOC, a trusted global provider of integrated security and critical infrastructure solutions with a history of assuring safe and effective operations for U.S. Government and commercial customers, has several Protective Force positions that will be imminently available in the Nevada area with work expected to begin in the January 2018 timeframe. These positions are tailor-made for former and separating Security Forces personnel, and they are well-compensated with lots of overtime oppor...

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Desert Defender Graduates First Joint Se…

03-10-2017 Hits:816 Guardmount/News

Desert Defender Graduates First Joint Service Course

The Warfighter Word, September 2017

By Debbie Aragon, AFIMSC Public Affairs

FORT BLISS, Texas — Working side-byside, Sailors and Airmen built critical skill sets during the first joint-service security course at the Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center recently.


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United Way launches Mission United Milit…

25-09-2017 Hits:644 Guardmount/News


United Way launches Mission United Military and Veteran Recognition Program

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (September 25, 2017) – The Mission United Military and Veteran Recognition Program, part of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s military information and referral program, is kicking off today to help military, veterans and their families identify under-recognized services and discounts available to veterans and military members.

Helping military members navigate t...

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Air Force’s Surprise JLTV Buy in FY18 Co…

08-08-2017 Hits:2002 Guardmount/News

Air Force’s Surprise JLTV Buy in FY18 Could Be Start of Larger Procurement Effort

By: Valerie Insinna, Defense News, 4 August 2017

A Humvee, left, and a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle stand on display for size comparison at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., on May 2, 2017. Senior leaders from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command test drove the vehicle through one of Fort Eustis’ training areas to experience the new suspension and overall feel of the vehicle. (Staff Sgt...

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Magazine Articles

Current Magazine


SF Magazine Nov-Dec 2017

  • Security Forces NCOIC's Grandfather's Story a Tale of Valor
  • Safeside Association to Dedicate New Defender Statue Bench in 2018
  • When Monuments Come to Life
  • 2018 AFSFA National Meeting in San Francisco Bay Area
  • Before Disaster Strikes Personal Preparedness
  • CFC Your Security Forces Museum

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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. 

Any questions on membership should be referred to the AFSFA Headquarters at 1-888-250-9876.  Or, Contact Us.