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  • Struggles make 100th SFS Airman of the Year stronger

    Senior Airman Christopher Francis, 100th Security Forces Squadron information assurance officer, at RAF Mildenhall, England, displayed great resilience on his journey to becoming the 2019 100th SFS Airman of the Year. Francis, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., cultivated a unique set of skills as a

  • 39th SFS Defenders improve readiness

    t was a dreary autumn morning at Incirlik after a night of rainfall. Still the storm clouds lingered, ready for another downpour.But little did anyone know they were in for a different kind of storm.

  • Airmen train using counter-knife tactics

    Sweat drips down their brows as they kneel, panting for breath.It’s a cool, September morning and five men sweat as they train to potentially save their lives. They are members of the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron’s Emergency Services Team. In the civilian world, they’d be known by a different

  • Ramstein hosts week-long exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Pravel, 86th Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules crew chief, wears mission-oriented protective posture gear during Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 28, 2019. During the exercise, participants stayed in a protective

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Contingency defenders aid 39th SFS

    In addition to the permanent party members stationed at Incirlik Air Base, deployed members are sent to help fill crucial positions in the Security Force Squadron. Deployers, also known as contingency members, often are assigned to monitor the base perimeter and flightline. “We are the first line of

  • "SOC" it to me: Defenders across USAFE train at Ramstein

    With the amount of training, preparation, and paperwork involved, pre-deployment processes can too easily become a blur. What to expect can vary, but the 435th Security Forces Squadron ensures Airmen who come through their pre-deployment Security Operations Course leave with the knowledge and