Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Training Center (VA LETC) Class 22-01 Graduation

I Defenders -- wanted to share with you a huge WIN for the SF Enterprise as it relates to one of our DEFNXT32 LOE’s.

On Friday (17 Dec 21) we had the opportunity to attend the Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Training Center (VA LETC) Class 22-01 graduation.  The 31 Total Force graduates of this class met the DoD POST Certification requirements and were the FIRST class to receive Department of the Air Force Law Enforcement “Credentials”.  The primary purpose of credentialing these Defenders is to recognize their professional achievement of completing the DoD POST training requirements and provide acknowledgement that they are certified DAF Law Enforcement Defenders.

As we continue to move forward with investing in Law Enforcement specialization in the SF Career field, we will continue our efforts to credential all total force Defenders who meet DoD POST requirements and catch up on others that have already graduated.

Happy Holidays…Stay Safe!

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Brig Gen Collins
Director of Security Forces

AIR FORCE’S

NEWEST

SECURITY FORCES

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANTS!!!

 Air Force’s Newest Security Forces Chiefs!!!

Congratulations to our new Chiefs and their families. Well done!

 

 

Daryl L. Allen

Regina S. Bailey

Adam S. Barraclough

Scott Benford

Douglas E. Bolton

Tony M. Bostic

Daniel Bradley

Anthony C. Chambers

Brandy D. Collins

Micheal R. Crawford

Darrin A. Donovan

Aaron B. Frederick                                                         

Christopher Fuquay

Scott E. Gero

Chad W. Goff

Cody M. Green

Thomas L. Grubbs II

Alvin R. Johnson

Thomas E. Kasten

William D. Kelly

Patrick J. Lombardo

Kevin M. Maloney

Andre L. McBride

Donald L. McKenzie

Keith E. Morales

Gerald Morey

Timothy S. Ogan

Eric D. Pelican

Nicholas R. Pospischil

Christopher Ricks

Francis S. Sabella

Richard J. Smith II

Jerrme T. Stanton

Bradley T. Stem

Shane M. Sudman

Richard J Swank II

Bruce F. Thompson

James B. Thompson

Gerardo J. Ventura

Tory J. Wagner

Nicholas W. Whitney

Lamarcus Williams

Christopher Young

 

AIR FORCE’S

NEWEST

SECURITY FORCES

COLONEL SELECTS!!!

 

 

Congratulations and AFSFA sends their best wishes to the newest Security Forces colonel selects:

 

Kim M. Crawford

Erik L. Dutkiewicz

Michael L. Gallucci

Christopher Hagemeyer

John W. Jansheski

Michael J. Jewell

Michael Knight David

Christopher M. Lacek

Steven R. Lovett

David A. Mays

Kevin A. McMahon

Robert L. Moore

Justin D. Secrest

James Slaton

Charles William Smith

 

Promotion to 0-6 recognizes the significant dedication to the Security Forces mission of defending the base.

Web-Based Enrollment Streamlines Visitor Pass Process

By Joe Bela, AFIMSC Public Affairs, 5 October  2021

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – A new web-based enrollment system, now deployed at several Air Force installations, is streamlining the visitor pass process and reducing foot traffic at visitor control centers.


Security forces personnel at the 902nd Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, are now using the Defense Biometric Identification System Visitor Enrollment System to make the visitor pass request system more efficient. The Air Force Security Forces Center worked with security forces there to test and implement DVES, an integrated web-based enrollment system that streamlines visitor pass requests and reduces foot traffic at visitor control centers across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force by Luke Allen)

Developed by the Air Force Security Forces Center, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the Defense Biometric Identification System Visitor Enrollment System, or DVES, integrates with the system currently used by security forces personnel to control access to military bases.

Together, the two web-based systems function to “link requestors, sponsors and visitor control centers in a virtual environment,” said Melia Goodman, installation access control chief in the AFSFC Law and Order Division.

Each year, security forces Defenders across the Department of the Air Force issue more than 1.7 million paper passes at visitor control centers, entry control points and commercial vehicle inspection areas. In addition, some 250,000 passes are issued annually at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, through a separate process that supports Air Force Basic Military Training graduation attendance.

Recognizing that issuing passes the traditional way is no longer efficient, staff at AFSFC began to look at new ways of managing the program. That led to the concept of DVES becoming a reality.

First tested in a lab environment at AFSFC, DVES proved to be “the innovative, no-cost solution we needed,” Goodman said. “Using existing capabilities of the Defense Biometric Identification System with DVES and the pre-enrollment web site significantly reduces the need for visitors to physically enter a brick-and-mortar facility. That can reduce manpower requirements at visitor control centers and get passes into the hands of the visitors more expediently and efficiently.”

Beginning in October 2020, the Air National Guard’s Ellington Field, Texas, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Tyndall AFB, Florida, conducted 90-day field test to capture data from bases with significantly different visitor pass procedures.

All locations reported substantial decreases in both pass processing times and foot traffic at VCCs. Ellington Field reduced processing time by 50 percent and saw a 70 percent decrease in VCC throughput. The 902nd Security Forces Squadron at JBSA-Randolph experienced similar results and proposed the use of customer-generated QR codes to further streamline the process.

Visitors complete the pre-enrollment registration using any computer or smart device. They then receive unique QR and alpha numeric codes that they provide to the sponsor along with a scanned copy of their driver’s license. The sponsor does the rest.

Security forces personnel with the 147th Attack Wing and Texas Military Department test the Defense Biometric Identification System Visitor Enrollment System at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas. The Air Force Security Forces Center worked with security forces there to test DVES, an integrated web-based enrollment system that streamlines visitor pass requests and reduces foot traffic at visitor control centers across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo).

“After a successful background check, the system generates a visitor pass which can be emailed to the visitor who presents it at an entry control point for access. The entire process happens without the need to enter the VCC,” Goodman said.

Less traffic at the VCCs also helps us comply with today’s COVID health and safety protocols, Goodman added.

DVES was approved for full-scale implementation at all Air and Space Force bases in August. Tyndall’s 325th Security Forces Squadron launched the system in September. It made an immediate impact.

“DVES dropped foot traffic through our VCC by 95 percent within this first month of implementation,” wrote Maj. Jordan Criss, 325th SFS commander, in a recent message to AFSFC. “We really appreciate the support the (DVES) team has provided. It is definitely making our lives easier and is making us more mission effective.”

At JBSA-Randolph, Reuben Fleischman, 902nd SFS VCC lead, said the average wait time for a pass at the visitors center before DVES was about 15 minutes. “Now, if we have the proper documentation, it takes no more than three to five minutes to issue a visitor pass. And when it comes to renewals, it takes only one to three minutes,” he said.

“As vested members of the global AFIMSC enterprise, we play a vital role in the Air Force’s quest to accelerate change,” said AFSFC Commander Col. Aaron Guill. “Initiatives like DVES encompass this commitment by developing and delivering innovative solutions that enhance security forces’ mission sets and mold Defenders into the agile and lethal force today’s Air and Space Forces need.”

 

2021 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: www.afsfaonline.com

AFSFA congratulates the following recipients for the 2021 AFSFA SFF scholarships:

 

Charles J. Heubusch Scholarship Fund:

- A1C Isabelle M. Como, 27 SOSFS, Cannon AFB, NM

- SSgt Cameron T. Foley, 6 SFS, MacDill AFB, FL

SF Foundation Scholarship Fund:

- SrA Hunter D. Quist, 50 SFS, Schriever SFB, CO

- A1C Olivia C. Wilkie, 116 SFS ANG, Robins AFB, GA

- SSgt Christopher J. Mendoza, 736 SFS, Andersen AFB, Guam

- A1C Ashton K. Travis, 184 SFS ANG, McConnell AFB, KS

 

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Congratulations to the

2021 Brig Gen Allen J. Jamerson

AFSFA Chapters of the Year:

Chapter of the Year:    Billie Renfroe Chapter

Runner Up Chapter of the Year:    Ron Blatman Evergreen  Chapter

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Congratulations to the

2021 Brig Gen James M. Shamess

AFSFA Writing Award:

SSgt Brandon Lepp

 

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Congratulations to

Russell Spicher

and

Cal Stickley

as the

2021 AFSFA Hall of Fame Inductees

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AFSFA Board of Directors 2021 Electees:

Wayne Cox, Keith Goodenough & Phil Schwartz

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