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  • AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time

    Air Force Security Forces Defender is a military working dog scheduler by day and a writer and illustrator by night. His books aim to effect positive change and open to conversation about sensitive topics.
  • 412th SFS memorial honors fallen defenders

    The 412th Security Forces Squadron held a memorial service honoring three Security Forces Airmen in Hangar 1600 on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug 3.
  • 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.
  • SFS updates gate entry procedures

    Defenders from the 66th Security Forces Squadron at Hanscom Air Force Base have adjusted the installation entry and visitor access procedures as a result of the COVID-19 response and the installation’s current Health Protection condition.
  • Hanscom defender saves a life

    An average day on the job quickly turned to a matter of life or death for one Hanscom defender, whose fast action saved the life of a subcontractor who suffered a heart attack while on base.
  • Defender Challenge 2020 to test readiness, lethality

    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.
  • The Year of the Defender Improved Career Field Capabilities

    As we move forward into the New Year, I’d like to reflect upon the past, “Year of the Defender” and how this critical initiative equipped our Defenders to be more lethal and more ready. The increased investment in training, resourcing and equipment provided the career field with a spark that will continue to deliver capabilities to our Defenders for years to come.
  • Air Force, USFWS partner to protect natural, cultural resources

    Air Force natural and cultural resources are now safer, thanks to a new conservation law enforcement partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AFCEC and USFWS formed a joint Conservation Law Enforcement Partnership, or CLEP, this fall, placing six CLEOs across five Air Force installations. These officers are responsible for preserving Air Force natural and cultural resources, as well as protecting those who participate in base recreation activities.
  • New Air Force justice information system goes live

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Air Force Security Forces Defenders uploaded the first case to the new Air Force Justice Information System last week, marking the launch of the most modern criminal data reporting system in the Department of Defense and providing global integrated awareness of criminal activities that affect the security and safety of Air Force personnel and resources.
  • CSAF charts Air Force Defender way forward in the Year of Integrated Base Defense

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s transition from Year of the Defender to Year of Integrated Base Defense, focusing on how elite Defenders fit into a layered defensive network, in a speech at the 33rd National Meeting of the Air Force Security Forces Association in San Antonio Sept. 28.
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