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From the Security Forces Directorate

13-09-2017 Hits:7948 Guardmount/News

What We Hold Sacred

By BGen Andrea Tullos

This year’s annual gathering was a great time to celebrate our 20th Anniversary as “Defenders” and to reflect on our heritage. When Chief Hartz and I visit our Defenders in the field, they are proud to show us what’s “new” and “innovative,” and they should be.   Many of these things speak to how we deliver our capabilities, not necessarily what we deliver as the Air Force’s ground force. What Chief Hartz and I always circle ba...

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Air Force’s Surprise JLTV Buy in FY18 Co…

08-08-2017 Hits:1077 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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Researcher, Defenders Bring New Counter-…

17-07-2017 Hits:523 Guardmount/News

Researcher, Defenders Bring New Counter-UAS Program to BAF

By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs / Published July 14, 2017


Defenders from the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and a researcher from the Air Force Research Lab teamed up to bring a new program to Bagram Airfield. To counter the challenges that unmanned aircraft systems pose on the battlefield, the team i...

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The DoD Warrior Games & The USAF Tea…

06-07-2017 Hits:772 Guardmount/News

The DoD Warrior Games, Chicago, IL, 30 June – 8 July 2017From DoD Warrior Games web site

The 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held June 30 – July 8 in Chicago, Ill. Approximately 265 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), as well as the United Kingdom Armed Forces and the Australian ...

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2017 AFSFA National Meeting Update

05-07-2017 Hits:711 Guardmount/News

2017 AFSFA National Meeting Update

If you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this summary article about our upcoming 2017 National Meeting will give you a flavor for what to expect in Washington D.C. late this August. Keep in mind, every meeting and location has unique and varied attractions and the banquet will often take on a regional flare highlighting those very differences.

First – registration packets went out 5 July to all current AFSFA members. Look...

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Reserve Defenders Keep Watch

30-06-2017 Hits:1228 Guardmount/News

Reserve Defenders Keep Watch

By Maj. Jon Quinlan, 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs, Published April 24, 2017



Senior Airman Micheal Thomas, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group security forces member, provides armed overwatch for contractors and air advisors performing maintenance on an Afghan Air Forc...

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Air Force Buys 100 Dronebuster Devices f…

30-06-2017 Hits:487 Guardmount/News

Air Force Buys 100 Dronebuster Devices for Security Forces

By: Charlsy Panzino, June 15, 2017 (Photo Credit: Ng Han Guan/AP)


Instead of lugging around 30-pound counter-drone equipment, some security forces airmen will soon have a 5-pound device they can use to jam weaponized drones from the enemy.

The Air Force purchased 100 handheld Dronebuster devices, according to Clay Wild, vice president of marketing for Radio Hill Technologies, a Portland, Oregon-based...

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Airman of the Year Saves Lives, Prepares…

28-06-2017 Hits:570 Guardmount/News

Airman of the Year Saves Lives, Prepares New Airmen for Service

By: Stephen Losey, AF Times, June 27, 2017 (Photo Credit: Andrew C. Patterson/Air Force)

Saving one person’s life usually is enough to establish someone as a hero.

Tech. Sgt. Megan Harper saved two lives in a single evening.

Harper is Air Force Times’ 2017 Airman of the Year due to her nearly 15 years of service excellence — from the battlefields of Iraq as a security forces airman, to her...

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Schriever IMA Selected for Vital Command

22-06-2017 Hits:545 Guardmount/News

Schriever IMA Selected for Vital Command

By Airman William Tracy, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs, Published February 15, 2017 SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, CO

Lt. Col. Marcus Corbett, 50th Security Forces Squadron Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the commander, will soon command full time at one of the Air Force’s preeminent installations.

Corbett will be adopting a new role as 10th Security Forces Squadron commander at the U.S. Air Force Academy. While the I...

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Changes of Commands at the 377SFG at Kir…

22-06-2017 Hits:592 Guardmount/News

Changes of Commands at the 377SFG at Kirtland AFB, NM

By Dave Coulie


377 SFG Commander, Colonel Dustin Sutton passes the unit guidon to incoming 377WSSS Commander Lt Col Joseph (Jay) Parsons at Change of Command ceremony on 8 June 2017 at Kirtland AFB, NM. Lt Col Jay Meier is outgoing commander. Guidon bearer is CMSGT Clayton Watson.


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