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  • A step forward for a 919th SOSFS defender

    Senior Airman Zatavia Funchess, a 919th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron defender, joined the Air Force Reserve after she became homeless at 17. Her wingmen at the 919th Special Operations Wing have helped her to overcome some adversity in her life and get her set on a path for success.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 partner with innovation experts.
  • 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. 10-14 when Defender Challenge returns after a 14-year hiatus.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • 386 ESFS trains for high risk response

    At any given moment, the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron stands ready to protect, defend and fight against all threats to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing. Among those men and women who guard the wing’s high valued assets and people, is a newly formed group of defenders who dedicate their time, on-duty and off, to train for high risk situations.
  • Defenders conduct pre-deployment field training

    Approxiamtely 60 defenders from the 920th Security Forces Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, spent a week in the wooded terrain of the base's Malabar Annex, Aug. 21 through 25, conducting a pre-deployment field training exercise. During their week in the field, they practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land
  • Ride-along fuels Reservists dream in law enforcement

    Ever since Staff Sgt. Joshua Castorela went on his first ride-along with a family friend, he knew that he wanted a career in law enforcement.
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