AFSFA Publishes Security Forces History Book Volume III

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Dear Air Police, Security Police, & Security Forces Members:

Due to the continued interest in the Air Force Security Forces history, the Air Force Security Forces Association and M.T.Publishing Company have joined forces to publish a third edition history book for 2019. This third edition will make a perfect companion book for the first two and will contain additional history about the Air Force Security Forces with a section for your stories while serving, as well as a chapter for your personal biography. If your biography was in one of the other editions and you would like it to be in this one, it will be necessary for you to resubmit it along with two photos if possible - one while in the service and a current photo. You may use the same photos that were in the previous editions.

Your experience stories are encouraged for this third edition. These can be provided to the publisher free by simply writing an interesting story while serving as a AP, SP, or SF member in 500 words or less. You may also provide photos to go along with your article. All stories will be reviewed for content, possibly edited and published based on pages available for this chapter.

The volume will be:

• 9˝ x 12˝ Hardbound

• Min. 112 pages

• $84.00 (Leather Edition)

• $52.50 (Standard Edition)

Submitting Your Biography for the Volume III History Book ... by mail or electronically

Write your personal biography in 150 words or less, indicating your name, rank, place and date of birth, when inducted into the service, years served, duties, action while in the service, when discharged, awards/medals received, interesting stories as they relate to the Air Force Security Forces, family data, and what you are doing today. If you stay within the 150-word limit, it will cost nothing to participate. The cost for each word over the 150 limit is 15 cents. If your biography is over the limit, please remit a check for the extra words. Send your biography with two photos, if possible – one when you were in the service and a current photo. Do not send photocopies in place of photos, because they cannot be reproduced for use in the book. Biographies may be submitted without photographs. Please type your bio (double-spaced) on plain white paper or submit electronically in a text document. Do not embed photos into the text. Please send those separately. To ensure that all material is returned after publication, write your name, address and phone number on the back of all material submitted. Please send biographies and photos to M.T. Publishing Company, Inc., P.O. Box 6802, Evansville, IN 47719-6802.

You may also submit your biography on-line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Any digital photos must be scanned at 300 dpi for submission. Low resolution photos cannot be used for the book. If you have questions about scanning or submitting digital files, please contact us at 210-277-0448. In submitting photos, please include a caption on the back of the photo with the date and an explanation of who or what is depicted.  A book order is not required to submit material for possible inclusion in the publication.

See your latest AFSFA Security Forces Magazine for the order form.

VN War Commemoration to Conduct Interviews at AFSFA National Meeting

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration (50th Anniversary) will be conducting oral history interviews at the DoubleTree San Antonio Airport during the week of September 23-27. The mission of the Commemoration is to assist our Nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families, the fallen, those who were held as Prisoners of War, and those still listed as unaccounted for. The collection of video-recorded oral histories, which will be preserved for posterity in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, is a part of that effort. If you are interested in being interviewed by Mr. Joe Galloway, UPI Journalist and co-author of the book, "We Were Soldiers Once and Young," and his associates during this time, please contact Brian Kumnick by phone (703-409-9324) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Air Force Announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019

By Kat Bailey, AFPC Public Affairs, 23 July 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials have selected the service’s top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2019.

An Air Force selection board at the Air Force’s Personnel Center considered 36 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Headquarters Air Force. The board selected the 12 Airmen based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.

Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year (alphabetically, by command of assignment when selected):

 

Master Sgt. Jahara A. Brown, Air Force Materiel Command, 78 SFS

◾Staff Sgt. Caryn N. Frederick, Air Force Reserve Command

◾Senior Master Sgt. Sylvetris S. Hlongwane, Pacific Air Forces

◾Senior Airman Gary G. Jeffrey III, Air Education and Training Command

◾Senior Master Sgt. Andrew J. Kehl, Air Combat Command

◾Technical Sgt. Inna A. Lvova, Air Force Space Command

◾Senior Master Sgt. Philip B. McAlpin Jr, Air Force Global Strike Command

◾Technical Sgt. Andrew C. Merrylees, Air National Guard

◾Technical Sgt. Kenneth T. O'Brien, Air Force Special Operations Command

◾Senior Airman Misty A. Richmond, U.S. Air Forces in Europe

◾Senior Airman Justin A. Starks, Air Force District of Washington

◾Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Stuebbe, Air Mobility Command

The winners are authorized to wear the Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon with the bronze service star device on the ribbon. They are also authorized to wear the Outstanding Airman of the Year badge for one year from the date of formal presentation.

The airmen will be presented with their OAY ribbons during this year’s AFA Air, Space & Cyber Conference, being held Sept. 16-18, in National Harbor, Md. The airmen will be allowed to wear the OAY badge for a year from the day of the award presentation.

341st Training Squadron Reunion

I am currently planning a K-9 reunion to be held at the MWD Memorial (Lackland AFB parade field) on 14 September 2019 at 1300 hours. I have extended the invitation for this gathering to include all branches of the military services, all members of the 341st MWD Training Squadron and the Veterinary Services of the USA. The invitation is for both current MWD personnel and retired. The gathering at the MWD Memorial will NOT include food or beverages of any kind. Those who wish to make plans for dinner or drinks post the reunion may do so. Please contact me with any questions: Donald A. Williams, 757-749-6434

 

HONOR AND RESPECT!

 

Ron Slagle, a prior USAF Defender and now Police Corporal at Marion, Iowa Police Department, decided he wanted to fill a very recently created void in the sneaker market … and he wanted to do it in such a way to not only Honor and Respect police officers but also to help them. So he did just that by designing a new sneaker that you can preorder here https://honor-respect.com/

The site also features some good looking ball caps and shirts you would be proud to wear.

If you visit the web site you will see their mission statement: “Honor And Respect LLC is committed to bringing respect to all first responders that devote their lives to helping all of us. When you purchase a pair of Honor And Respect athletic shoes you are taking a step for the responders. We stand with all first responders and are here to assist them in their time of need.”

 

The sales proceeds from these sneakers benefit Code 9 and Blue H.E.L.P, two organizations which strive to improve the lives of officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ron wrote to us: “ … it’s been a whirlwind since the Fox and Friends segment, all good though. Yes, feel free to share the site and shoe and the apparel to all Defenders. I am a proud 8-year active duty AF Defender and would feel it to be an honor to be associated with your organization [AFSFA]. Thanks, Ron Slagle.”

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