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  • K-9 remains resilient, bonds with handler

    Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.
  • Phoenix Ravens protect mobility mission

    A select group of Airmen are tasked with providing close-in security for mobility air forces aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats. They are known as Phoenix Ravens.
  • Hanscom SFS captures best in AF again

    For the second year in a row, and the third time in four years, members of the 66th Security Forces Squadron at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, are celebrating their selection as the Air Force Outstanding Small Size Security Forces Unit award.
  • Planning to quit, fighting to succeed: Airman earns Ranger tab

    Staff Sgt. Robert Keefe, the 736th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of training, was the 266th Airmen to graduate U.S. Army Ranger School. It was his chance to prove his mettle as a combat-ready Airman among some of the military’s toughest warriors.
  • Air Force implements additional security measures

    In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons.
  • Airmen aim for gold, build partnership with German soldiers

    More than 20 members of the 86th Security Forces Squadron participated in the Bundeswehr (German army) marksmanship badge challenge Nov. 18 as part of a partnership with their German counterparts.
  • Airmen work hand-in-paw with four-legged wingmen

    The Andersen AFB kennels are one of the largest out of more than 70 facilities across the Air Force. While the military working dogs may remind many of the homebound pets of base housing, these trained workers are a force to be reckoned with at all times.
  • Not your average wingman

    Every day as the sun rises above the horizon, Yokota Air Base's defenders are already hard at work keeping the base safe. Their day begins when they are assigned a patrol car, protective equipment and their partner. Just like in civilian law enforcement, military patrolmen place their lives in their partner's hands, forging bonds of trust and respect. The 374th Security Forces military working dog handlers take that bond to the next level; the dog isn't just their partner, the dog is family.
  • Airman keeps San Antonio, Laughlin safe

    Last year in San Antonio, just a couple of hours down the road from Laughlin Air Force Base, more than 1,600 arrests were made. Of those arrests, more than 580 were gang related and more than 200 firearms were taken off the streets. The credit for pushing gangs off of "military city's" streets goes to the San Antonio Police Department Gang Unit, and to one Laughlin AFB Airman.
  • US, UK K-9 units build partnerships with joint training

    Members of the 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Unit and the Central Region U.K. Border Force trained alongside one another June 16, on Royal Air Force Mildenhall.
  • June issue of Airman magazine now available

    The June issue of Airman magazine is now available to download on your tablet or can be viewed through a web browser. The front cover story focuses on a special unit of security forces Airmen and their partners -- quarter horses. Together, the Airmen and their horses patrol the beaches along Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, while minimally impacting the environment.
  • Building a bond like no other

    Walking through the 366th Security Forces Squadron dog kennel, barking erupts from all directions. Staff Sgt. Benjamin Vanney makes his way to his new military working dog, Rony. He smiles at the sight of Rony jumping around in excitement, ready for a new day of training. Having only been together for a week, the two are still getting to know each other. Developing a bond between handlers and their dogs is vital to the success of the military working dog team.
  • Security forces Airmen train alongside Qatari counterparts

    Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted joint interoperability training with members from the Qatar Emiri Air Force here, April 12 and 14.
  • Arizona security forces team named ‘best in ANG’

    Senior defense officials recently announced that the 161st Security Forces Squadron is the best Air National Guard security team in the nation.
  • To shoot, or not to shoot

    Excessive use of force by law enforcement is a topic which has plagued U.S. headlines more than once in 2014. While the civilian police force is responsible for deescalating a situation at the lowest level, the military is held to the same standard.
  • New weapons simulator helps refine marksmanship skills

    Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron refined their marksmanship skills Jan. 26, using a new weapons simulator at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Combat Arms center.
  • DUI through a Defender’s eyes

    One quiet night while on shift, a security forces patrol leader and her partner witness a car rolling through the stop sign at a nearby intersection. With vehicle lights flashing, they initiate a traffic stop. After approaching the vehicle and requesting the required documentation – government I.D., driver’s license, registration and insurance card -- the patrol leader notices the odor of alcohol wafting out of the vehicle. The driver’s speech sounds slurred as he clumsily fumbles for his government I.D., which shows him to be an Airman. The defender suspects the Airman has been drinking and driving.
  • End of an era signals new beginnings for security forces

    Ninety-five security forces Airmen from around the country attended the last 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron's Base Security Operations course Dec. 6-20, at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex, outside of Las Vegas.
  • Unique jobs: Vandenberg SFS conservationists ensure safety, security of human, animal residents

    Staff Sgt. Michael Vera, a 30th Security Forces Squadron conservation officer, slowly scattered corn chips on the ground leading to the entrance of a rectangular-shaped cage.
  • Lackland Airman saves man from burning building

    When a house in his neighborhood caught fire, Senior Airman Christopher Taylor took to action attempting to save the man still trapped inside, Nov. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.
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