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Top Cop Moves to New Assignment

03-06-2024 Guardmount/News

Defender Family – I wanted to personally let you know that Maj Gen Sherman was selected for a new position - as Vice Superintendent of the Air Force Academy. He began his new position last week. As the first Two Star in the role, he will help develop the leaders that our Airmen and Guardians need.

Maj Gen Sherman wants to convey his honor in serving as your Director and advocate for the past two years. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve everyone that makes up the Total Forc...

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30-05-2024 Guardmount/News

ACADEMY, WING HONOR 1ST LT. JOSEPH D. HELTON’S SACRIFICEBy Randy Roughton, U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications

U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark applauds as 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton Jr.’s mother, Jiffy Helton-Sarver, watches his father, Joseph Helton, and Senior Airman Chelsea McComb unveil the new sign for the Large Vehicle Inspection Site. The Academy dedicated the 1st Lt. Joseph D. Helton Large Vehicle Inspection Site in a ceremony May 10...

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Security Forces, Public Affairs Among Wi…

30-05-2024 Guardmount/News

Security Forces, Public Affairs Among Winners at 2024 Tinker Spark Tank CompetitionBy Clayton Cummins, Tinker AFB, OK, Published May 29, 2024

Judges of the 2024 Spark Tank Competition ask questions to presenters who are advocating their innovative idea be funded at Tinker Air Force Base May 14, 2024. The annual Spark Tank competition leverages the inherent innovation of Airmen to create transformative opportunities and foster a culture of innovation to solve problems and enhance the e...

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Honoring Bravery and Sacrifice: Celebrat…

01-05-2024 Guardmount/News

Maj Gen Thomas P. Sherman

Every year, National Police Week serves as a great reminder of the bravery, sacrifice, and dedication exhibited by law enforcement officers across the globe. It's a time to reflect on their unwavering commitment to safeguarding communities, often at great personal risk.

As we observe National Police Week on May 12 – 18, let us honor the men and women who selflessly serve and protect. National Police Week pays tribute to law enforcement officers who ...

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Battle Tested Security

15-04-2024 Guardmount/News


In the heart of every veteran lies a commitment to serve, a discipline unmatched by many, and a resilience that endures beyond the battlefield. Recognizing the value and potential of these qualities, Battle Tested Security, founded in 2016, transcends the traditional boundaries of a security firm to embody a noble cause: the empowerment and reintegration of veterans into civilian life. This Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business emerges not just as a prov...

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Defender Nominated for Brigadier General…

10-04-2024 Guardmount/News

On 9 April 2024 the President of the United States nominated Colonel Brian Filler for the rank of Brigadier General.  

Colonel Brian A. Filler is the Director, Air Force Colonels Management. He leads the team coordinating personnel actions for over 4,000 Active Duty Colonels and Colonel selects for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services. He advises the Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Air Force, and senior leaders on assignments, retirements, professional educa...

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Assignment Incentive Pay to be Authorize…

03-04-2024 Guardmount/News

Assignment Incentive Pay to be Authorized for Airmen, Guardians Stationed at Extremely Cold Locations

Published April 2, 2024, Secretary of the Air Force Public AffairsARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- 

Effective April 1, the Department of the Air Force approved a new incentive pay for Airmen and Guardians assigned to qualifying bases in the U.S. where the temperature is expected to drop below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cold Weather Assignment Incentive Pay is a single lump ...

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