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Ghostwalkers' Gear Up for SW Asia

18-04-2017 Hits:65 Guardmount/News

Ghostwalkers' Gear Up for SW Asia

By Airman 1st Class Greg Nash, 23d Wing Public Affairs / Published April 13, 2017

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Jenkins, 824th Base Defense Squadron squad leader, plays with his son prior to deploying, April 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. More than 100 Airmen from the 824th BDS, known as the ‘Ghostwalkers,’deployed to Southwest Asia to provide fully-integrated, highly capable and respons...

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2016 AF Outstanding Security Forces Unit…

12-04-2017 Hits:122 Guardmount/News

2016 AF Outstanding Security Forces Unit Award Winners

Chief Hartz and I are pleased to announce the following units have been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Security Forces Unit Award winners. This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions Security Forces units and their personnel have made to our nation's ability to project airpower.

Award winners are listed in their respective categories:

- United States Air Force Outstanding Unit "Air Reserve Component" Aw...

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SF Exhibits Annex Showcasing SF History …

11-04-2017 Hits:2962 Guardmount/News

SF Exhibits Annex Showcasing SF History and Heritage

AETC History Office

(Photo courtesy of Ken Neal)

If you have recently visited JBSA-Lackland, you might have seen a new sign on the building previous known as the USAF Security Forces Museum. It reads USAF Security Forces Exhibits Annex. This is the place to visit for all things related to the history and heritage of the Security Forces.

You may ask, why did the name change? That came about in 2016 wh...

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DoD Identifies Airman Who Died in Non-Co…

31-03-2017 Hits:298 Guardmount/News

DoD Identifies Airman Who Died in Non-Combat Incident in Syria

By: AF Times Staff report, March 30, 2017 (Photo Credit: Air Force)

The Defense Department on Thursday released the name of a security forces airman who died in Syria while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

 Staff Sgt. Austin Bieren, 25, died Tuesday in northern Syria in a non-combat related incident. Bieren, who was from Umatilla, Oregon, was assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Fo...

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Air Force Security Forces History Book V…

29-03-2017 Hits:354 Guardmount/News

AFSFA Publishes Security Forces History Book Volume III


Dear Air Police, Security Police, & Security Forces Members:

Due to the continued interest in the Air Force Security Forces history, the Air Force Security Forces Association and M.T.Publishing Company have joined forces to publish a third edition history book for 2017. This third edition will make a perfect companion book for the first two and will contain additional history about the Air Force Security For...

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From the Security Forces Directorate

27-03-2017 Hits:245 Guardmount/News


CMSgt Tamala L. Hartz

In her last article Brig Gen Tullos talked about getting your training reps in. She linked the concept of getting multiple reps in your personal workout to the importance of getting multiple reps in your professional training regimen. I would like to continue along those same lines and talk about how we can make the most of those reps.

As anyone who has been in a gym or a member of a team knows, how you do your...

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Defenders Wanted!

23-03-2017 Hits:290 Guardmount/News

Defenders Wanted!

Location: San Antonio, Texas

March 20, 2017                                                                   

We at Securitas are looking for knowledgeable and motivated; state licensed Level 3/4 Security Officers to join our mission of protecting our cities water. Veterans of Security Forces have the integrity, experience, and professionalism needed to help maintain a quality of service we aim to provide to our city.

What does Securitas have...

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AFCENT Force Protection, Defenders Safeg…

20-03-2017 Hits:268 Guardmount/News

AFCENT Force Protection, Defenders Safeguard Service Members, Mission

By Staff Sgt. R. Alex Durbin, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, 1 February 2017

A mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle driven by a member of the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron Security Forces Flight, patrols the flightline at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 20, 2016. The U.S. Air Forces Central Command Force Protection directorate at the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air B...

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Citizen Airmen Save Life of Drowning Chi…

17-03-2017 Hits:444 Guardmount/News

Citizen Airmen Save Life of Drowning Child

SSgt Daniel Phelps, 349th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs, March 17, 2017 Travis Tailwind

1) Staff Sgt. Rochelle Waters, 349th Security Forces Squadron, poses for a photo outside of the combat arms building March 9 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. 2) Staff Sgt. Dante Thomas, 349 SFS, poses March 9 for a photo outside of the same building. Thomas and Waters saved the life of a drowning child during an off-day during the recen...

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Security Forces Squadron Member Saves Fa…

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Security Forces Squadron Member Saves Family

By Senior Airman Aja Heiden, 482nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, February 27, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Jose Rosado, assigned to the 482nd Security Forces Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., stands with mother Janelly Rivera and baby Rivera after he saved their lives when their car went into a canal along with father John Rivera on Jan. 29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Aja Heidan)


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