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  • A poem without words: painting the Defender’s heritage

    Two Airmen from the 39th Security Forces Squadron told the story of Defenders in a way words cannot express: through painting.
  • MWD checkups ensure pups are fit to bite

    Once a month, military working dogs at Spangdahlem Air Base are thoroughly checked by the base veterinarian in what is called a “spot” checkup, which ensures the dogs are healthy and can perform to the best of their abilities. On March 5, 2020, the MWD’s of Spangdahlem AB received their monthly checkups to ensure the dogs were capable of completing their mission here: be ready to deploy, defend the base, and provide deterrence against threats.
  • 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 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.
  • Exercise Frozen Defender: 435 SFS secures airfield

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Taylor Sutton, 435th Security Forces Squadron ground combat readiness training center instructor, and his comrade carry a litter with a simulated casualty during exercise Frozen Defender in Grostenquin, France, Jan. 14, 2020. Frozen Defender tests the squadron’s capabilities in a contested environment under harsh
  • 435 SFS kicks off exercise Frozen Defender

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Estaban Gonawicha, 435th Security Forces Squadron ground combat readiness training center instructor, poses for a photo before exercise Frozen Defender in Grostenquin, France, Jan. 14, 2020. Frozen Defender tests the squadron’s capabilities in a contested environment under harsh conditions. Gonawicha was equipped with an
  • 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 cave and cliff rescue service volunteer before enlisting in the Air Force.
  • 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 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.
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