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  • DAF looking for Airmen, Guardians for grueling Army Ranger School 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s been called “a laboratory of human endurance,” testing the physical, mental and spiritual grit of the officer and enlisted leaders who undertake it. It’s the Army Ranger School and the Department of the Air Force is looking for Airmen and Guardians who

  • AFSFC fills gaps in confinement operations, creates ‘hubbing’ concept

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is launching a shared corrections facilities concept aimed at improving operations and filling gaps in confinement operations across the Department of the Air Force. AFSFC, in partnership with installation leadership, the

  • Defenders ‘reach for stars’ during inaugural Defender Flag exercise

    FORT BLISS, Texas – In October, security forces teams from each Air Force major command converged here for the inaugural Defender Flag 2023 – the enterprise’s first full, mission-profile field exercise – and the career field’s legacy skills competition Defender Challenge. The field exercise

  • Mission Monday: Security Forces Readiness Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Keegan Donnelly, Air Force Security Forces Center Readiness Training manager.Donnelly and the readiness training team focus on curriculum development for the security forces enterprise and course execution for all

  • Defenders to hone skills at combat readiness events 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The security forces career field is set to evaluate air base ground defense capabilities delivered to the Department of the Air Force, and joint and coalition mission partners around the globe during two major events at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 23-27. “The

  • Incirlik conducts "Titan Ready" exercise with Turkish partners

    The 39th Air Base wing and Turkish Air Force partners completed an aircraft incident exercise here Oct. 3, 2023.The combined exercise, named "Titan Ready," assessed the ability of 39th Air Base Wing personnel, including plans, security forces, medical and logistics, to respond to a simulated

  • 908 SFS Engages in Expandable Baton Training

    No matter what challenges come their way, the 908th Security Forces Squadron “Defenders” stay composed, concentrated, and prepared to carry out their mission. However, their high level of discipline and preparedness does not come without hours of training beforehand.Recently, during the July Unit

  • 2023 Police Week Defender Challenge

    The 460th Security Forces Squadron hosted the 2023 Police Week Defenders Challenge bringing teams from Space Base Delta 2 squadrons to compete in events at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado, May 17, 2023. 

  • AFSFC Information Fusion Cell enhances installation security

    The Air Force Security Forces Center Information Fusion Cell has incorporated a new tool to further protect installation resources and personnel. The Defense Department’s current emphasis on installation security led AFSFC, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support

  • Mission Monday: Security Forces Intelligence Analysis

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Nicole Moeller, intelligence analysis manager at the Air Force Security Forces Center. Moeller and her team are responsible for providing intelligence support to the security forces enterprise. “We support the broader

  • Defending others’ voice, her reason why

    “Look around the room and see how many people look like you.”For the past seven years, Senior Master Sgt. Jeannette Warr has been in Equal Opportunity, now serving as the 36th Wing Equal Opportunity director, however, that’s not where she started her Air Force journey.Warr came in as open general in

  • AFIMSC celebrates 8 years of global I&MS support

    Eight years ago, on April 6, 2015, the Air Force activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, one of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. With a mission to deliver globally integrated installation and mission support, AFIMSC combined the strengths,

  • AFSFC begins DAF-wide periodic confinement assessments

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center recently began its first full year of established, Level I confinement facility assessments, solidifying a plan to ensure health, safety and security standards across the Department of the Air Force.A level I facility is

  • Defenders conduct civilian rescue in routine training

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Tacloban, 51st Security Forces Squadron Defender, operates a turret during a routine training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 31, 2023. Security forces defenders participated in base defense training where they honed their capabilities to secure

  • Mission Monday: Military Working Dog Management System

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –  It’s Mission Monday. Robert Marure is the Military Working Dog Management System contracting officer representative at the Air Force Security Forces Center here.Marure helps manage the Department of Defense software program, developed by the 341st DOD

  • 919th SOSFS participate in Integrated Defense Leadership Course

    Leaves crunched under the slow-moving crawl of Airmen crouched under the canopy of ferns above them. The Airmen gathered notes on their opposition from a distance, and then regrouped in the dense forest to share information and plan their attack.

  • Embedded AF medics enhance security forces readiness training

    FORT BLISS, Texas – Some Airmen dedicate their lives to protecting and defending; others dedicate their lives to healing and saving the lives of those who do.Medical support staff from the Air Force Security Forces Center’s Detachment 3 Medical Aid Station undertake this mission. The six medics

  • AFSFC LOGDET enhances DAF force protection capabilities

    FORT BLISS, Texas – The Air Force Security Force Center’s Logistics Detail continues to enhance lethality and readiness for Defenders by rapidly delivering the equipment they need to protect people and resources around the world.Established in October 2017 at AFSFC’s Det. 3, Fort Bliss, Texas, the

  • IDLC: Forging Reserve Defenders

    The Integrated Defense Leadership Course is based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, and uses training grounds at CJAG. IDLC was designed to provide Reserve Defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.

  • AAPI Spotlight: Meet Master Sgt. Nicole Adriano Cabrera

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we're celebrating the heritage month by recognizing several of our teammates across the AFIMSC enterprise. Meet Master Sgt. Nicole Adriano Cabrera, readiness training manager with our Air Force

  • Air Force fielding new rifle to Airmen

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Small Arms Program Office is in the final phase of delivering the Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle (SDMR) to units across the U.S. Air Force.

  • Duke Field Airman among newest DAGREs

    DUKE FIELD, Florida – A lone security forces Airman ran through plumes of purple smoke while fighting off opposing forces before taking cover behind a building with their own ammunition flying through the streets of the mock village.The sound of gunfire consumed the "city" comprised largely of

  • New 142nd SFS 100 Meter Firing Range Revealed

    The 142nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) officially announced the opening of their new 100 meter indoor firing range during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, Dec. 3, 2021.

  • A day full of anxiety: recounting 9/11

    On the day of 9/11, I was a junior in high school. Specifically, I was in in-school suspension for skipping a class the day prior. I was on a bad path and didn’t really have a lot of aspirations or discipline in my life. Most classrooms back then had the old, round TVs attached to the wall; however,

  • 841st MSFS Defenders sharpen skills at Fort Harrison

    MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Montana –  Defenders from the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron spent the day at the Fort Harrison firing range village, completing multiple training exercises including breaching and weapon skills, culminating in the clearing of a mock village using training

  • Integrated Defense keeps Tyndall secure

    August may be recognized as Antiterrorism Awareness Month, but the military is aware all the time.The installation commander has the ultimate authority and responsibility when it comes to antiterrorism and force protection. The 325th Security Forces Squadron, tasked in leading initiatives and

  • #AFDefender: Tech. Sgt. Zachary Tyler Shives

    (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

  • 60th SFS partners with CDCR for K-9 joint training

    K-9 correctional officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation trained with the 60th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers. The CDCR conducted three separate, three-day training events at three different site locations throughout Northern California with

  • #AFDefender: Master Sgt. Jason Pritchett

    (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

  • #AFDefender: Tech. Sgt. Curtis J. Kapp

    (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

  • #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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ANG Defender Challenge team trains at Ft. Chaffee

    Security forces Airmen from across the United States gathered at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, from January 21-25, 2020, to train for the Defender Challenge, a competition between security forces members.

  • The 736th SFS are defenders of the force

    The dictionary defines the word “defender” as a person who defends someone or something. It’s no coincidence security force members throughout the Air Force use this moniker. Defender is well-suited; however, just one word could not speak to their flexibility, warrior ethos or enormous

  • Peterson AFB begins Year of the Defender initiative

    In line with the CSAF’s sentiments and the Air Force’s Reconstitute Defender Initiative, the 21st Security Forces Squadron will be reviewing eight improvement areas, ranging from human capital to technology integration to better improve operations. In support of the RDI, the Air Force has allotted

  • AFIMSC Innovation Office seeks game-changing ideas

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office launches a program in the new year to help Airmen implement their innovative ideas. The campaign, open Jan. 1-31, 2019, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and

  • Airmen test limits at Ranger Assessment Course

    The Air Force Security Forces Center, one of AFIMSC’s subordinate units, hosted the Ranger Assessment Course 19-01. Twelve cadre instructors, all having been through the course and graduated Army Ranger School, as well as Army instructors, put the 29 students through the mind-numbing days and

  • Teams prepare for return of Defender Challenge

    Fourteen Security Forces teams from U.S. Air Force major commands, Great Britain and Germany are training to compete in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 10-13 when Defender Challenge returns after a 14-year hiatus.

  • Warfighter named outstanding security forces civilian of year

    Mark Davis, a member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Installation Support Directorate Integrated Defense Integration Cell, is the 2017 Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Higher Headquarters Civilian of the Year.