Edwards Puts on Show for Stars of ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’
By Kenji Thuloweit, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs / Published March 02, 2017


Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva (left) and actor Terry Crews pose for a photo with Airmen from the 412th Security Forces Squadron. The squadron put on a military working dog demonstration as part of the stars’ visit Feb. 24 to introduce the new Netflix show “Ultimate Beastmaster.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
A new Netflix show made its debut at Edwards with a USO screening event Feb. 24 at the base theater. “Ultimate Beastmaster” is a one-hour-long competition show featuring teams from six countries who try to make it through an obstacle course called The Beast.

The international competition has six customized broadcasts featuring local languages, competitors and hosts from each competing country. Two of the hosts, American actor Terry Crews and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva, introduced the free USO screening at the theater along with executive producer David Broome.

“The reason why we were really excited about bringing the show to Edwards Air Force Base is because there is no better audience, no better number of people that have gone through obstacles, conquered them, crushed them and trained on them,” said Broome. “The show is full of inspiration and there’s nothing more inspiring than doing something for our Armed Forces.”

Before the screening, the celebrity visitors were given a tour of base facilities, including the tower and a visit to Hangar 1600 to meet with maintenance personnel and pose for pictures in front of aircraft.

Crews said seeing military aircraft up close, and all the work and dedication that goes into maintaining and upgrading them, made him feel safe.

“The big thing is that you always hear about [Edwards AFB] and to actually come and see it live…I was actually more impressed,” said Crews. “The honest truth is that if you run the skies you run the world, and our Air Force is the most powerful thing in the world and we have to keep it strong.”

Crews added, “It’s inspiring because of the dedication. You see every member, every person – from the person who is cleaning [an aircraft] to the person who is working on it, to the person who is fixing it and the person who is flying it – everyone is really trying to be the best in the world at what they do…There’s a reason why we’re the best air force in the world.”

The trio also visited with members of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and the 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. They observed a military working dog apprehending a mock suspect during a demonstration. Silva got the opportunity to detonate a small amount of explosives while Crews donned a bomb suit. The EOD Airmen also let Broome operate an explosive-response-team robot.

The group also visited the base library where they met with Airmen and family members before heading to the base theater for the premiere.

“It’s an honor…just meeting so many great people in our Armed Forces,” Broome said. “First and foremost it was always about the people today that we met and the generosity of their time and their warmth. My favorite part after meeting all the great people was seeing the B-52 and going into the repair and maintenance area. That was just spectacular, to be that close to that kind of machinery. To be a proud American and be that close to something we built is just amazing.”

Schriever Defender Earns Award for Leadership
By Airman 1st Class William Tracy, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs, March 02, 2017

Capt. Adam Palmer, 50th Security Forces Squadron, was recently awarded the Air Force Security Forces Association Company Grade Officer of the Year award for the Front Range for his exceptional work as an operations officer. Tasks accomplished under his leadership included leading teams for the president’s Air Force Academy visit and organizing drivers for Olympic Committee athletes. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- --
For Capt. Adam Palmer, earning the Air Force Security Forces Association (AFSFA) Company Grade Officer of the Year award for the Front Range is a reflection of his merits, those of his mentors and the Airmen he leads.

“Winning this award is a true testament to the outstanding Airmen I’ve had the pleasure of leading, as well as the incredible leadership and mentors who have invested countless hours into developing me as a young officer,” said Palmer. “I couldn’t be more grateful.”

The AFSFA CGO award is given to exceptional officers whose performance was worthy of recognition among SF personnel throughout the Front Range. Palmer received the award for his leadership at the 50th Security Forces Squadron as an operations officer.

“Palmer has expertly acted on behalf of commanders during their absence and led the unit for a number of weeks,” said Lt. Col. Michael Speck, 50 SFS commander. “As an operations officer, he leads the bulk of the unit Airmen and does so with extreme confidence.”

Palmer was prior enlisted for five years before commissioning as an officer, joining the Air Force in 2007. His interest in law enforcement and helping people led him to Security Forces. His enlisted service developed his passion for leadership and he decided to commission.

“When I commissioned in 2012, I knew I wanted to remain in the career field because of the opportunities it provides junior officers to lead large amounts of Airmen, which is my greatest passion,” said Palmer.

Since being assigned to the 50 SFS, Speck said Palmer’s leadership capabilities have excelled.

“He leads the largest section, in the unit with the youngest of the youngest Airmen assigned, in a superb manner,” he said.

Speck cited numerous examples of Palmer’s leadership accomplishments, including leading teams for the president’s Air Force Academy visit and organizing drivers for Olympic Committee athletes. 

“While in pre-deployment training, he was the defense force commander responsible for 256 enlisted personnel. He led his Airmen through relentless leadership through his assigned Senior NCO Corps to accomplish all training and personnel requirements,” he said. 

Palmer hopes the award will be one of many highlights in a long Air Force career. 

“I plan to remain in the Air Force and ultimately retire,” said Palmer. “My time in this career field has been extremely rewarding. I have learned more from my Airmen than I could have ever imagined. I have also had excellent commanders who have always been supportive of my career desires and have pushed me to continuously better myself.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this chapter of my life and wouldn’t trade it for the world,” he said.

U.S FOREST SERVICE SEEKS BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT/INVESTIGATIONS and PROGRAM SUPPORT PERSONNEL

The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to announce that they are seeking  both Law Enforcement/ Investigations and Program Support Assistants (GS-0303-07) at various locations to include in the following locations:

* Goleta, CA (R5)      * Redding, CA (R5)      * Susanville, CA (R5)      * Vallejo, CA (R5)     * Boise, ID (R4)      * Sparks, NV (R4)      * Kalispell, MT (R1)      * Sandy, OR (R6)      * South Jordan, UT (R6)      * Vancouver, WA (R6)      * Laramie, WY (R2)

The vacancy announcement opens on Friday, February 24, 2017 and is scheduled to close on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Many close after 7 days!

Major Duties Include but are not limited to: Responsible for the day-to-day administrative work for the Forest Service LE&I unit. The employee assists with technical and administrative work related to record keeping, filing, unit planning, monitoring, resource studies, purchasing, minor budget tasks, travel, human resources, property management, facility liaison, and other related tasks.

The position disseminates administrative information to unit employees and serves as a liaison for administrative support that is provided by other units (e.g., national or regional offices). Maintains awareness of and communicates applicable laws, regulations, directives, and policies to unit personnel for administrative work relating to acquisitions, payroll, human resources, agreements, travel, facilities, safety, security, and other related issues.

Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies, plans, and procedures to provide effective solutions. Reviews and keeps informed about Federal and Agency-wide directives and procedures, their changes, and new requirements affecting the work of the organization.

Work includes preparing and distributing correspondence, reports, and forms; hard-copy and electronic record keeping; mail distribution and collection; travel arrangement and updating; and safety and security related tasks.

Provides a broad scope of program support for the LE&I region assigned; including participating in planning support work. Serves as the primary administrative business process point of contact for the unit. Responsible for the administrative oversight of various business processes, which may include maintaining tracking logs, action items, managing administrative suspense items and transaction records.

Identifies and recommends ways of combining, simplifying or improving program support processes. Screens calls and visitors, answering most questions on established policy or routine matters. Maintains control records and follow-up measures on incoming correspondence and action documents to ensure prompt handling. Independently prepares responses to inquiries on routine matters.

Performs duties of limited scope and complexity in all aspects of budget activities. Assembles and evaluates data and information from a variety of sources to update the unit's budget. Examples of work are analyzing and developing details of portions of the unit's budget, or auditing special use permits.

For more information on all Forest Service openings, requirements and/or to apply for the vacancies, please use the following link to USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464764700

CONTINUING YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER WITH YAVAPAI COUNTY (AZ) SHERIFF’S OFFICE

AFSFA members with a 5 skill level and above may apply directly for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Your skill levels in your AFSC will allow you to bypass the 1-year assignment as a Detention Officer.

Your starting pay during the first year of training (Academy & Field Training) will start at $43,235 p/a. After completion of the training program your salary increases to $47,559 with a take home patrol car.

Primary benefits include; medical, dental, eye and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ten paid holidays along with uniform allowance. You also earn 24 college credits attending the Academy.

Your direct contact is: Officer Michael Bell (former Air Force)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Telephone Direct (928) 777-7226
  • General recruitment telephone (928) 554-8611
  • Reference: www.ycsoaz.us Facebook/Yavapai county sheriffYavapai

County Sheriff’s OfficePrescott, AZ 86301
(928) 771-3260
255 East Gurley Street

Who May Apply: This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. Citizens

Position:  Special Agent

Series & Grade:  GS-1811-10

Promotional Potential:  GS-13                                                           

Duty Location:  Nationwide

Duration: Full Time / Permanent

Starting salary: GS- $62,556.00 - $80,721.00 / Per Year

The starting salary listed above applies to New Agent Trainees while attending the training academy. Upon graduation, your salary will be adjusted according to field office assignment locality pay and Law Enforcement Officers’ availability pay.

A CAREER LIKE NO OTHER

The FBI seeks responsible, motivated, self-starters to work in a high pressure and demanding team environment. Special Agent applicants must be able to work independently, adapt to changing and sometimes dangerous situations and make logical, well-reasoned decisions based on all available facts. Applicants should have superior interpersonal abilities and be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, in an organized and articulate manner.

Join an elite team that serves a critical mission by keeping our communities and our nation safe. Special Agents are responsible for enforcing over 300 federal statutes and conducting sensitive national security investigations. The FBI hires for a diverse range of skills and experiences. As a Special Agent, you may be asked to use your CPA skills to uncover hidden assets, your language skills to interview a witness who speaks only a foreign language, or your IT skills to locate evidence concealed deep within a computer network. Whether it is identifying and recruiting human sources whose information may ultimately avert a terrorist act or gathering intelligence on a foreign enemy determined to do us harm, the FBI provides the opportunity for leaders in every community to give back. For further information, or to submit an application, please visit: www.FBIjobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

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