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  • 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 name - Special Weapons and Tactics. SWAT.They
  • 569th USFPS hosts flight of the year competition

    The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron held their annual flight of the year competition on Kapaun Air Station Germany, throughout April 2019.
  • Ramstein wraps up Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01

    Ramstein wrapped up Operation Varsity 19-01, a week-long exercise testing the response capability of multiple base agencies.
  • 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 shelter until given the all clear. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • 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.
  • 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 defense,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman
  • "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 confidence to execute the mission.
  • Golden State ANG, Romanian air force partnership soars over Campia Turzii

    Thousands of Romanian and European spectators marveled at aerial acrobatics in the skies and combat capability displays on the ground during an airshow and open house at Campia Turzii, Romania, July 23, 2016.  To the adults and children among the crowds, the spectacle served as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see military aircraft up close and
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