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  • Defenders win Air Force level Award

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The 22nd Security Forces Squadron from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, achieved the Best Medium Unit Award in not only the Air Mobility Command, but also the Air Force.
  • Federal agencies kickoff working dog collaboration effort for stronger, sustainable future

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Ten federal agencies — including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice and State — began an important dialogue here this week for government-wide collaboration in working dog operations.The government-wide working dog team kickoff meeting, April 16-18, gave federal agencies the opportunity
  • Military, civilians band together for domestic threat response training

    The 628th Security Forces Squadron partnered with Citadel cadets, as well as the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. and Marine Patrol teams for a joint training exercise April 12, 2019, on Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The intent of the operation was to execute defense support for civil authorities. The training focused on developing leadership, interagency interoperability, hands-on experience, communication, collaboration and cohesion while demonstrating capabilities. The Joint Task Force did this by leading platoons through the woods to a mock enemy location, providing 360-degree surveillance, using flash bangs and smoke grenades as distractions and infiltrating the shoot house.
  • Military working dog hunts down aircrew

    Staff Sgt. Antonio Padilla, 336th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer, and Alf, 366th SFS military working dog (MWD), acting as opposition forces, hunt down aircrew to enhance the combat readiness of both parties during a search and rescue operation as part of a Gunfighter Flag exercise at Saylor Creek Range Complex, Idaho.
  • 45th SFS upgrades training, resources, morale during Year of the Defender

    To be a lethal fighting force, a few things must happen. Airmen must be equipped with the proper tools, know how to use them and operate as a team. This is the initiative and this is the Year of the Defender.
  • 45th SFS upgrades training, resources, morale during Year of the Defender

    To be a lethal fighting force, a few things must happen. Airmen must be equipped with the proper tools, know how to use them and operate as a team. This is the initiative and this is the Year of the Defender.
  • Honoring a fallen hero: MWD Nemo

    An empty kennel with a bowl and leash were placed on the stage during the memorial.The kennel remains empty as a reminder of the sacrifice, bravery and dedication to the duty Military Working Dog Nemo had. The now unused leash and collar on top is a symbol of freedom Nemo has as he roams free with his fellow K-9s, as this world no longer binds
  • Year of the Defender: 50th Security Forces Squadron Training Flight keeps Defenders sharp

    The 50th Security Forces Squadron training flight advanced Air Force leadership’s “Year of the Defender” campaign by honing their skills to produce more lethal and professional Airmen. The 50th SFS training flight makes sure defenders who protect those protecting the nation are as ready as the tools utilized in their mission. “Year of the Defender means taking a long hard look at accomplishments our career field has made and recognizing what is ahead and giving us what we need to take care of what the future holds,” said Master Sgt. Jeff Tomkiewicz, 50th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of training.
  • Year of the Defender: 50th Security Forces Squadron Training Flight keeps Defenders sharp

    The 50th Security Forces Squadron training flight advanced Air Force leadership’s “Year of the Defender” campaign by honing their skills to produce more lethal and professional Airmen. The 50th SFS training flight makes sure defenders who protect those protecting the nation are as ready as the tools utilized in their mission. “Year of the Defender means taking a long hard look at accomplishments our career field has made and recognizing what is ahead and giving us what we need to take care of what the future holds,” said Master Sgt. Jeff Tomkiewicz, 50th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of training.
  • Year of the Defender: 50th Security Forces Squadron Logistics Flight keeps defenders in the fight

    The 50th Security Forces Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, responsible for the protection of assets vital to national security cannot undertake the task without the support of the logistics flight. Working behind the scenes their mission is crucial to supporting Schriever’s defenders. “Everything our defenders use to protect this base and its resources we have here, we not only equip them with, but also maintain to ensure mission success,” said Senior Airman Austin Hopper, 50th SFS resource and logistics.
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