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U.S. Congressman Pushing Change To Block…

03-01-2019 Hits:85 Guardmount/News

U.S. Congressman Pushing Change To Block States From Banning Cops Carrying Guns

By Sandy Malone, 23 December 2018, Blue Lives Matter

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon plans to introduce important LEOSA amendments in the next Congress.


Washington, DC – A congressman from Nebras...

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Statue That Pays Tribute to Female Vets …

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Statue That Pays Tribute to Female Vets on Display at Security Forces Museum

(Original article written by Rosalie Rayburn, Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer, 8 April 2018 and republished in the May-Jun 2018 Security Forces Magazine, pages 16-17.)

MSgt (ret) Judy Quintana escorted the Security Forces statue that pays tribute to female veterans to the Security Forces Museum on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on 2 January 2019 where it will remain non display until 24 Apr...

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Triple-amputee Veteran’s GoFundMe to Pay…

21-12-2018 Hits:223 Guardmount/News

Triple-amputee Veteran’s GoFundMe to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall Has Raised Over $5 Million in 3 Days

By: J.D. Simkins , Military Times, 20 December 2018



President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California, earlier this year...

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University of Louisville – Online Learni…

20-12-2018 Hits:146 Guardmount/News


University of Louisville – Online Learning Criminal Justice Education that Makes a Difference



The University of Louisville (UofL) offers world-class Criminal Justice degrees 100% online for those who defend, serve and protect our nation, and want to advance their career with education credentials that can make a difference in their own life and the lives of others. Whether currently active duty, preparing to separate from the service or already off-duty, ...

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Hanscom Gates Renamed for Fallen Airmen

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Hanscom Gates Renamed for Fallen Airmen

By Mark Wyatt, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs, 3 October 2018

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – More than 250 people gathered here today for a gate dedication and renaming ceremony in honor of two former members of the 66th Security Forces Squadron.

The gate formerly known as Hartwell Gate is now the Senior Airman Kcey Ruiz Gate, or Ruiz Gate. The former Vandenberg Gate is renamed Senior Airman Nathan Sartain Gate, or Sartain G...

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Air Force Base Defenders Upgrade Weapons…

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Air Force Base Defenders Upgrade Weapons, Training and Fitness Standards to Meet Near-Peer ThreatsBy: Kyle Rempfer, Air Force Times, 26 November 2018

Airmen survey the area during a patrol outside Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, which features complex, layered defenses. The Air Force is intent on hardening its bases around the world and preparing to protect forward-deployed squadrons in the event of a war with Russia or China. (Senior Airman Sheila deVera/Air Force)


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AFSFA Founding Member & Tiger Flight…

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Col (ret) Nicholas (Nick) Keck passed on 23 November 2018. He served 30 years on active duty from 1959-1989 as a Provost Marshal; Minuteman Missile Senior Standardization Crew member, 4-time Squadron Commander (last as 89th SPS responsible for Presidential Aircraft security); Director of Resources Management at 12AF, HQ TAC, and HQ USAF; RAF Regiment Exchange Officer; Air War College Student; Professor of Aerospace Sciences, Kent State Univ; Chief Security Police, HQ Air Training Command and ...

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From the Security Forces Directorate

06-11-2018 Hits:568 Guardmount/News

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CMSgt Tamala L. Hartz

Defenders, it’s great to have a chance to communicate with you once again. Not only am I honored to be offered this chance by the Air Force Security Forces Association, from a practical standpoint this is an excellent platform from which to bring you up-to-date on what’s going on in your career field. General Tullos, Mrs. Scheppers, and I are grateful to AFSFA for including us in their publication.

During the past two years we h...

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Air Force Extends High Year of Tenure fo…

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Air Force Extends High Year of Tenure for E-4s Through E-6sSecretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published October 22, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019.

The memo, signed Oct. 18, 2018, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to 22 years for technical sergeants.


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Shining a Spotlight on the 2018 Outstand…

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Shining a Spotlight on the 2018 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Air Force Magazine Daily Report, 17 November 2018

Brian Everstine, Steve Hirsch, Amy McCullough, and Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory


The Air Force Association will recognize the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Y...

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SF Magazine Nov-Dec 2018

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  • Air Force Extends High Year of Tenure for E-4s to E-6s
  • Practice Makes Perfect: New Virtual Simulator Enhances Skills
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