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One Man's Passion Leads to Successful Po…

25-02-2021 Hits:74 Guardmount/News

One Man's Passion Leads to Successful Police Hiring Rate24 February 2021, By Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News

It might take a village to raise a child, as the saying goes, but sometimes a single person can make a difference in something as large as the Defense Department's law-enforcement field.

The colleagues of Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Copper Jr. say he did just that when a need arose for a direct-hire authority to get civilian DOD peace officers around the world hired in a timely...

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Brig Gen Collins and CMSgt Lewis would like to congratulate and wish their best to the colonel selects:












Promotion to 0-6 recognizes the significant d...

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Blue to Gold - Search & Seizure Trai…

02-02-2021 Hits:205 Guardmount/News

Cuero, TexasHosted by Cuero Police Department

Advanced Search & SeizureThis is the premier Blue to Gold Course and the only Nationally Certified search and seizure training by IADLEST. This course is designed for all law enforcement officers who already possess knowledge and experience in search and seizure law.Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | Time: 8:30 - 5:00 | Cost: $159

Advanced Traffic StopsThis class picks up where Advanced Search &am...

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From the Security Forces Directorate: Ye…

01-02-2021 Hits:373 Guardmount/News

From the Security Forces Directorate: Year in Review

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2020 has been a fast-paced year for Defender Nation. Our Security Forces Enterprise navigated tough decisions on security and risk to maintain unblinking security for our installations at home and abroad. We enable the Department of the Air Force to fly, fight and win in air, space, and cyberspace. To continue this success, we must be ready to respond to emerging threats across all domains.

The top priori...

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23d SFS Receives AF’s First Female Body …

07-12-2020 Hits:964 Guardmount/News

23d SFS Receives AF’s First Female Body Armor

By A1C Jasmine M. Barnes, 23d Wing Public Affairs, Published December 02, 2020

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Emily Souza, right, 23d Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, helps U.S. Air Force Investigator Kaitlin Curtis, 23d SFS, adjust a shoulder strap Nov. 20, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 23d SFS is one of the first squadrons to field test female body armor as part of the Air Force Security Forces Cent...

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Lockheed Martin Facility Protection Mana…

03-12-2020 Hits:786 Guardmount/News

Lockheed Martin Facility Protection Manager OpeningJob Opening -Facility Protection Manager, CA (Lvl 5) - Req ID: 544976BR

Lockheed Martin's aircraft leadership is earned through relentless research and development of high-performance combat, air mobility and reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. We also provide world-class training, focused logistics support, and advanced targeting and navigation technologies to enable the right people with the right skills to be in the right pla...

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Computerized Canines to Join Team Tyndal…

13-11-2020 Hits:2234 Guardmount/News

Computerized Canines to Join Team Tyndall325th Fighter Wing Public AffairsTyndall AFB, FL10 November 2020, Courtesy Story


 An unmanned ground vehicle is tested at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020. Tyndall is one of the first military bases to implement the semi-autonomous UGV’s into their defense regiment, they will aid in reconnaissance and enhanced security patrolling operations across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Tiffany Price)


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Interested in Law Enforcement and Helpin…

05-11-2020 Hits:1329 Guardmount/News

Interested in Law Enforcement and Helping Veterans? VA Police is Hiring!U.S. Department Veteran Affairs, Vantage Point, 16 October 2020

VA needs to hire law enforcement staff to grow and maintain its 4,000-member police force

Did you know VA that has its own 4,000-member police force? To grow and maintain that workforce, we need to hire police officers, supervisory police officers, and detectives to work at VA medical facilities and national cemeteries around the coun...

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CONGRATS are in order ….

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CONGRATS are in order ….


Security Forces Foundation Scholarship Awardees

AFSFA maintains two scholarship funds awarding up to six (6) $500.00 grants yearly. These scholarships are available to all enlisted, active duty, ANG and AF Res Security Forces members in the rank of E-6 and below and their spouses. Filing period is June through August every year and the announcement and forms are found at the AFSFA web site:

AFSFA congratulates the ...

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Next-Generation Helmets Keep Defenders L…

13-10-2020 Hits:1039 Guardmount/News

Next-Generation Helmets Keep Defenders Lethal, Ready

By Malcolm McClendon, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs, 8 October 2020

  Airman Alex Orquiza, 71st Security Forces Squadron, wears the next generation of ballistic helmet during a door breaching exercise at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 15, 2020. The Air Force Security Forces Center is delivering the helmets to security forces units as part of its effort to standardize and modern...

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SF Magazine Jan-Mar 2021

  • Tough Tigers take over security duties at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
  • SFS Captain Wins Lance P. Sijan AFRC Leadership Award
  • Travis Launches Small Unarmed Aircraft Initiative
  • To Serve and Protect: From Greek Soldier to U.S. Airman
  • 4 Mistakes in Military Innovation and How to Avoid Them: What Research Tells Us
  • Retirement/Separation Advice - Top 10 Things to Know
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