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  • #AFDefender: Meet Staff Sgt. Allouweishes Exzavion Jamal Dodd

    (Editor's Note: National Police Week is May 9 -15. The week is set aside each year to honor all law enforcement officers – military and civilian – who have given their lives for our nation and their communities. In addition to honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we wanted to use this month to recognize the work of security forces
  • Computerized canines to join Team Tyndall

    Over the last year, Tyndall Air Force Base and the 325th Security Forces Squadron have been working with Ghost Robotics to develop a system to enhance security and safety for the base population. Tyndall will be one of the first Air Force bases to implement semi-autonomous robot dogs into their patrolling regiment.
  • Integrated Base Defense Security Systems Modernization – Where the SF Enterprise is Going

    At an operational level, the National Defense Strategy makes it clear that the homeland is no longer a sanctuary. In our field, we have always known that to be true, but now it is part of the strategic calculus.This new paradigm needs novel concepts and approaches to ensure mission success in this new age and into the future. To get there, we are using CSAFs’ back to back focus on Defenders and Integrated base defense to examine our legacy systems, modernize, and imagine the technologies that will serve our needs.
  • Chief Master Sgt. Brian L. Lewis Named 19th Security Forces Career Field Manager

    Chief Master Sgt. Brian L. Lewis has been selected to become the 19th Security Forces Career Field Manager, becoming the top enlisted advisor to the Air Force Director of Security Forces. In this role, Lewis will advise on security forces policy, organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining mission readiness. In selecting Lewis, Brig. Gen. Roy W. Collins, Director of Security Forces, said “Chief Lewis has an impressive background and skillset needed in an environment where we are making huge changes in the career field.”
  • 31st FW conducts Operation Porcupine 2020

    Multiple squadrons from the 31st Fighter Wing worked closely during Exercise Operation Porcupine, June 30, 2020, at Aviano Air Base.
  • Air Force awards contract for improved Female Body Armor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Female Fitment Program Office has awarded a contract to begin production and development for body armor designed to better protect female Airmen during combat and contingency operations.Finding uniform items and gear optimized for female Airmen is an Air Force Chief of
  • Commentary: Transforming the Civilian Defender Program

    U.S. Air Force leadership declared 2020 as the Year of Integrated Base Defense (IBD), focusing on how every Air and Space Professional fits into a layered defensive network. IBD is greater in scope than any single career field. It requires active participation between all Air Force Specialty Codes and ranks to operate as a cohesive fighting force. This year, we continue to invest in the Civilian Defender Program to create the most lethal and ready force. We have invested in human capital, training, retention, and career growth.
  • Police Week 2020: Ramstein honors fallen law enforcement

    Though coronavirus disease 2019 is hindering activities that once drew huge crowds, COVID-19 will not stop a nation from honoring and remembering law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
  • Air Force develops hard-hitting Defender Challenge 2020 drills for Security Forces

    The U.S. Air Force Defender Challenge will pit Security Forces teams against each other in San Antonio, Texas, May 11-15, 2020. Defenders will prove their abilities in dismounted skills, endurance, agility, individual weapons, and military working dog (MWD) teams through a series of gut-testing challenges. This year, Security Forces expanded the competitor pool to 19 teams from across the U.S. Air Force major commands, U.S. Army Military Police, and with our coalition partners.
  • The Year of the Defender Improved Career Field Capabilities

    As we move forward into the New Year, I’d like to reflect upon the past, “Year of the Defender” and how this critical initiative equipped our Defenders to be more lethal and more ready. The increased investment in training, resourcing and equipment provided the career field with a spark that will continue to deliver capabilities to our Defenders for years to come.
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