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  • 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.
  • 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 May 11-15, 2020.
  • Door opener adds lethality for K9 unit

    The 96th Security Forces Squadron modified a military working dog squad car last summer with a safety feature that protects both the dog handler and their canine companion while out on patrol.
  • AETC Security Forces announces 2020 Defender Challenge team

    Three Joint Base San Antonio Security Forces Airmen were among the seven selected to represent Air Education and Training Command during the Air Force-wide Defender Challenge competition to be held in May 2020.
  • Tryouts begin for AETC Defender Challenge team selection

    Security Forces Airmen from across Air Education and Training Command have begun tryouts here in hopes of earning a spot on the command’s Defender Challenge team.
  • Air Force Defenders honor all fallen Security Forces Airmen at 12th Annual Defender Ruck

    Over 1,100 Security Forces Airmen gathered for the 12th Annual Defender Ruck, hosted by the 343rd Training Squadron, in honor of all 186 Defender Airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, Nov. 8, here. “We host the Defender Ruck to keep the memory alive of the 186 Defenders we have lost in service of this country and to
  • Air Force graduates first fully religiously accommodated Sikh Airman from Security Forces Apprentice Course

    The first Sikh Airmen granted full religious accommodations starting from basic military training through technical training graduated from the 343rd Training Squadron’s Security Forces apprentice course here Sept. 26, 2019.Airman Sunjit Rathour graduated from BMT June 13, 2019, as the first trainee to complete the 8-and-half week training with
  • JBSA-Lackland, USPS San Antonio honor Military Working Dogs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Members of the Security Forces community and the U.S. Postal Service gathered at the Military Working Dog Monument here Aug. 15 for a local ceremony to unveil the new U.S. Postal Service MWD forever stamp.
  • Retired MWDs looking for family, homes, couches

    Thousands of Military Working Dogs are stationed around the world placing themselves in harm’s way detecting bombs, land mines and subduing threatening people; all in the name of keeping Americans safe. Eventually, these canines retire and some can be adopted by the public to live as a couch potato.
  • VCSAF visits JBSA, presides over BMT graduation

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson visited with members of the Battlefield Airmen Training Group ,the 343rd Training Squadron, and served as the reviewing official for the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 12-13
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