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  • Security Forces Center dog teams answer call

    When Secret Service agents need Explosive Detection Dog, or EDD, teams to supplement forces, they call on the Air Force Security Forces Center to identify resources across the Department of Defense that can handle those assignments.
  • Desert Defender continues to evolve as it nears 10th anniversary

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The mission of Desert Defender, the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Ground Combat Readiness Training Center, continues to evolve as the unit gets ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary later this year.Established in 2007 as primarily an Air National Guard RTC, it now is the Air Force’s largest security forces readiness
  • Desert Defender graduates first joint service course

    The Air Force Security Forces Center's Desert Defender Ground Combat Readiness Training Center recently graduated its first joint Air Force and Navy security course on Fort Bliss, Texas. Desert Defender focuses on making sure security forces students have at least fundamental base defense training prior to deploying. This includes things like IED detection, mounted and dismounted patrols, culture awareness and combat lifesaving skills.
  • Security forces LOGDET win-win-win for Air Force

    LOGDET. It’s a win-win-win that ultimately means the Air Force has a better chance of accomplishing its many missions with less loss of life and resources.The recently established Air Force security forces logistics detail, or LOGDET, equipment centralization center means valuable, serviceable and, oftentimes, state-of-the-art equipment can be
  • Dashboard offers holistic approach to small arms range lifecycles

    The nearly 200 firing ranges in the U.S. Air Force desperately need improvement and Senior Master Sgt. James Eselgroth, Air Force Security Forces Center, or AFSFC, program manager, knows this firsthand.
  • DBIDS upgrade provides faster, secure gate flow

    As visitors to Joint Base San Antonio go through the base gates, they may notice traffic is flowing faster but what they may not notice is security is also stronger. Thanks to a Defense Biometrics Identification System 5.0 upgrade, ID card scanning speed has been reduced to a single second or less and the DBIDS equipment footprint is 40 percent smaller.
  • A Chronology of the Enlisted Rank Chevron

    26 July 1947The National Security Act of 1947 became law on 26 July 1947 . It created the Department of the Air Force, headed by a Secretary of the Air Force . Under the Department of the Air Force, the act established the United States Air Force, headed by the Chief of Staff, USAF. On 18 September 1947, W. Stuart Symington became Secretary of the
  • Fairchild security forces team trains for Rodeo

    It's 9 a.m. and already getting warm as three security forces Airmen run to the first of nine checkpoints in a multi-stage field training exercise July 13 at Fairchild Air Force Base. The 92nd Security Forces Squadron's Air Mobility Command Rodeo 2007 team is training for the competition, which runs from July 21 through 28 at McChord AFB, Wash. The
  • Security forces Airmen protect Sather Air Base

    Every week, more than 2,000 foreign nationals bring an average 600 vehicles in and out of Sather Air Base -- Baghdad's only passenger and cargo airfield. Many of these foreign nationals go unescorted in the rest of the Victory Base Complex -- and for this reason, strict precautions are required. Those precautions take form in Sather's search pit,
  • Security forces NCO earns Bronze Star with Valor

    An NCO with the 366th Security Forces Squadron here was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor and the Army Commendation Medal here July 19 for his actions Aug. 8, 2006, in Qalat Province, Afghanistan. Nearly a year ago, Staff Sgt. Jason Kimberling was part of a three-person security forces convoy team called upon to assist about 15 members of the Afghan