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  • AFSFC explores updated non-lethal weapon options for Defender force

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center is continuing its efforts to arm Defenders with the technology and equipment they need to better protect people and resources across the Department of the Air Force. With a mission of training, equipping and managing

  • DAF expands training for civilian Defender force 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Security Forces Center and the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Law Enforcement Training Center have partnered to expand essential training for its civilian Defender force.  Recently, they conducted an 80-hour beta

  • Mission Monday: CATM Program management

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Master Sgt. Tanisha Chaney, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Program manager at the Air Force Security Forces Center headquarters in San Antonio. Chaney and the CATM team establish small arms and light weapons qualification

  • MWD Scheduling Cell keeps senior leaders safe

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When the military is tasked with protecting national leaders and foreign dignitaries, it’s not just boots on the ground … it’s dog paws too.  The Air Force Security Forces Center performs the central role in providing military working dog support to the

  • Mission Monday: Antiterrorism program managers

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Tech. Sgt. Samuel Gonzalez, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Detachment 7 antiterrorism program manager at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.He works with the principal antiterrorism advisors to Air Education and

  • Mission Monday: SF mobility equipment

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Joseph Shaeffer, Mobility Equipment Branch chief with the Air Force Security Forces Center.Shaeffer and his team are responsible for lifecycle management of centrally stored security forces mobility equipment and preparing and

  • AFSFC-hosted review board focuses on security forces procedures 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Defenders from all levels met in San Antonio earlier this month to shape and improve security forces weapons and tactics procedures to ensure the Air Force is ready for the current and future fight.  The Security Forces Weapons and Tactics Review Board,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mission Monday: Security Forces Readiness Training

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday. Meet Alijhondroe Wiley, Readiness Training Center Scheduling program manager at the Air Force Security Forces Center’s headquarters in San Antonio. He and his teammates oversee Defender education and training programs and services, with a

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MISSION MONDAY: Air Force Combat Arms Program

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Jason Seibel is the chief of the Air Force Combat Arms Program at the Air Force Security Forces Center here.Seibel and the Combat Arms Training and Development Team are responsible for developing and authoring all small arms and light

  • 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

  • National Police Week: Meet Master Sgt. Jeremy Smith

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – National Police Week, May 15-21, is a solemn occasion celebrated to honor the service and sacrifice of security and law enforcement officers, including Defenders who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.As the largest career field in the Air Force,

  • National Police Week: Meet Staff Sgt. Caleb Losek

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – National Police Week, May 15-21, is a solemn occasion celebrated to honor the service and sacrifice of security and law enforcement officers, including Defenders who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.As the largest career field in the Air Force,

  • National Police Week: Meet Tech. Sgt. Yessiell Perez

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – National Police Week, May 15-21, is a solemn occasion celebrated to honor the service and sacrifice of security and law enforcement officers, including Defenders who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.As the largest career field in the Air Force,

  • #AFDefender: Tech. Sgt. Zachary Tyler Shives

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  • #AFDefender: Senior Master Sgt. Jasen Rodriguez

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  • #AFDefender: Master Sgt. Jason Pritchett

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Jason Painter

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Rebecca Losee

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Master Sgt. Burt Perry

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Bill Clatfelter

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Master Sgt. Kameron Clark

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

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Lowell Bowen

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Master Sgt. William Bennett

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

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  • #AFDefender: Meet Kami Brown

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  • Kirtland AFB female defenders get new female body armor

    After years of wearing the standard tactical vest originally designed for a male body frame, female Airmen from the 377th Security Forces Group at Kirtland Air Force Base were among the first Air Force defenders to receive the new issue of female body armor starting January 2021.

  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 5 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Innovation Rodeo finalist seeks to increase security officer efficiency

    Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier, crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, will have a chance to help develop a more innovative Air Force as he was selected to be one of eight finalists for the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission

  • Computerized canines to join Team Tyndall

    Over the last year, the Tyndall Program Management Office and the 325th Security Forces Squadron, in coordination with headquarters Air Force Security Forces, have been working with industry to develop a system to enhance security and safety for the base population. Tyndall is the test base for

  • AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time

    Air Force Security Forces Defender is a military working dog scheduler by day and a writer and illustrator by night. His books aim to effect positive change and open to conversation about sensitive topics.

  • Getting to know the new AFSFC commander

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Col. Aaron Guill took command of the Air Force Security Forces Center here during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11. As one of four primary subordinate units under the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, AFSFC trains, equips and manages

  • Lewis named 19th security forces career field manager

    Chief Master Sgt. Brian L. Lewis has been selected as the 19th security forces career field manager, becoming the top enlisted advisor to the Air Force director of security forces. In this role, he will advise on security forces policy, organizing, training, equipping and maintaining mission

  • 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

  • Year of the Defender improves 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

  • Air Force, USFWS partner to protect natural, cultural resources

    Air Force natural and cultural resources are now safer, thanks to a new conservation law enforcement partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and USFWS formed a joint Conservation Law Enforcement Partnership this fall, placing six conservation law

  • New Air Force justice information system goes live

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Air Force Security Forces Defenders uploaded the first case to the new Air Force Justice Information System last week, marking the launch of the most modern criminal data reporting system in the Department of Defense and providing global integrated awareness of criminal activities

  • JBSA-Lackland, USPS San Antonio honor Military Working Dogs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of the Security Forcescommunity and the U.S. Postal Service gathered at the Military Working Dog Monument here Aug. 15 for a local ceremony to unveil the new U.S. Postal Service MWD forever stamp.

  • 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

  • AFIMSC helps Tyndall get back in the fight

    As Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recovers from the full-force punch leveled by Hurricane Michael Oct. 10, members and teams from across the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center are helping the base get back in the fight. AFIMSC Vice Commander Col. Pat Miller leads Task Force Phenix

  • PACAF wins Defender Challenge

    Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas – After three days of grueling competition in austere environments, Pacific Air Forces bested 13 other U.S. and international security forces teams to capture the Air Force Defender Challenge Championships, held Sept. 10-13 here. The PACAF team totaled the

  • 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.

  • AF defenders, SKorea soldiers train to fend off opposing forces

    Defending the men and women of Osan Air Base is one challenge to the 51st Security Forces Squadron, but defending an entire country is quite another. To bring a force multiplier to the table, the 51st SFS defenders trained with South Korean army special operations forces during a training scenario

  • Defenders, K9s relocate to new home

    U.S. and Royal Australian Air Force Airmen with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section recently moved into their newly constructed K9 compound at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.  Military working dogs and their handlers provide detection capabilities

  • Air Force implements additional security measures

    In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons.

  • To shoot, or not to shoot

    Excessive use of force by law enforcement is a topic which has plagued U.S. headlines more than once in 2014. While the civilian police force is responsible for deescalating a situation at the lowest level, the military is held to the same standard.

  • End of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

    Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the last 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron's Base Security Operations course Dec. 6-20, at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex, outside of Las Vegas.