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From the Security Forces Directorate

02-11-2017 Hits:6342 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:470 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:544 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:646 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:489 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:1835 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:893 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:1188 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:1118 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:1590 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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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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