security forces
  • 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.
  • Reserve defenders deploy to Dominican Republic

    ive U.S. Air Force Reserve defenders are heading to the Dominican Republic, in support of a Operation New Horizons, a 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) humanitarian mission to build churches and schools.
  • Charleston Reservists take aim at African Lion 16

    Three 315th Security Forces Squadron members here joined a multinational military force at African Lion 16 in Tifnit, Kingdom of Morocco, April 14 to 29.Service members from the U.S. Armed Forces, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, the Federal Republic of Germany Armed Forces and other partner nations, to include Mauritania, Canada, Italy, Spain,
  • Hill Airmen play out tricky scenario

    Security forces and explosive ordnance disposal personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing recently teamed up for an exercise to learn how to respond when local citizens at deployed locations turn in weapons from the streets to security checkpoints.   It’s common for local nationals in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan to interact with security