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AFSFA Has a New Website Layout

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Message from the Executive Director.

Welcome to the NEW AFSFA website. While there have been large changes in the pages format and presentation and the drop down menus at the top still bring you most of the same options we have come to know and use. It is important to point out the buttons at the top right, these are great shortcuts: "Sitemap" will display all your drop down options; "Login" starts the member login process; "Join" will take you directly to the on-li...

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Kandahar Security Forces Squadron Inacti…

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Kandahar Security Forces Squadron Inactivates
Posted 01/03/2014
Air Force Association Magazine

The 451st Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, inactivated during a ceremony at Camp Losano on Dec. 27. During the ceremony, squadron commander Maj. Richard Zeigler and Col. Sean Tyler, 451st Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander, cased the squadron guidon. Zeigler said he was proud of the work the unit, w...

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9th SFS Conducts Pilot-Rescue Exercise

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9th SFS Conducts Pilot-Rescue Exercise
Posted 10/18/2013   Updated 10/18/2013
9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo

10/18/2013 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen from the 9th Security Forces Squadron conducted a pilot-rescue exercise at Dragon Town here, Oct. 9.

The scenario involved the simulated downing of a U.S. aircraft and the capture of the pilots by opposition forces.

With the aid of Air Force contract...

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Warning: VA ID Cards Are Easily Scanned

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Warning: VA ID Cards Are Easily Scanned
Week of November 25, 2013

Anyone with a smartphone and a bar code app can scan any Department of Veterans Affairs identification card issued since 2004 and the cardholder's Social Security number immediately pops up on the screen. The Department of Veterans Affairs published warnings about the veterans information cards (VICs) on their website in 2011 and again in J...

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Air Force to Look Closer at Nuke Leader …

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Air Force to Look Closer at Nuke Leader Candidates
Nov 13, 2013, Associated Press
by Robert Burns

WASHINGTON - The Air Force will more carefully screen future candidates for nuclear commander positions as a result of the recent firing of the two-star general overseeing land-based nuclear missiles,, the general in charge of the service said Wednesday.

"We're going to add more rigor," Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, told reporters, including the ad...

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Health Overhaul a Mystery to Vets

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Carl Prine, Investigative Reporter Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Published: Sunday, July 21, 2013

An ongoing nationwide survey found that almost 76 percent of American military veterans don't know that delaying enrollment in a special Medicare program can trigger punishing late fees.

And 16 percent of vets wrongly believe they don't need to worry about Medicare, largely because government employees or their buddies misinformed them, according to Milwaukee-based 65 Incorpo...

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Testing of M9 replacement to start next …

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Testing of M9 replacement to start next year
Jul. 27, 2013 - 6:00AM
By Lance M. Bacon, Air Force Times staff writer

There is good news for airmen eager to replace the M9 service pistol: Final approval for a replacement program is expected at any time, which means testing and evaluation of a variety of pistols could begin early in 2014.

A three-year test and evaluation of commercial off-the-shelf contenders will determine the best pistol to replace M9s and the ...

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Security forces: One strike and you're o…

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Security forces: One strike and you're out
As security forces competition gets tougher, AF loses patience with mistakes
Jul 26, 2013 - 6:00AM
Air Force Times article by Stephen Losey, staff writer

Competition for security forces jobs is getting tougher, and the Air Force no longer has any patience for screw-ups.

Security forces airmen are increasingly bearing the brunt of the cash-strapped Air Force as it attempts to reduce its enlisted ranks through date...

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Security forces BEEF up engineers' capab…

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Security forces BEEF up engineers' capabilities
Posted 7/31/2013 Updated 7/31/2013
by Airman 1st Class Emily A. Bradley 36th Wing Public Affairs

7/31/2013 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Trainers from the 736th Security Forces Squadron paired up with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron in a unique training opportunity to increase expeditionary skills of the prime Base Emergency Engineer Force, or prime BEEF, July 29 on Northwest Field.

The purpose of the training was...

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Deuce after Dark

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Deuce after Dark: Security Forces fight the night
Posted 8/29/2013  Updated 8/29/2013
by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs

8/29/2013 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Editor's note: This is the second story in a series on shift workers.

With more than 22,000 acres of land and more than 2,100 base residents, Barksdale's Security Forces keep Airmen and families safe day and night.

The 2nd Security Forces Squadron, like many other units, ...

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Membership is open to anyone who has served honorably in the Army Air Corps MPs, Air Police, Security Police, or is now serving in the Security Forces career field--or that component of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserves, IMAs, or DoD police officers. As the only professional organization serving all Air Force Security Forces from all eras and wars, we have membership levels for all whose Bond of the Blue Beret runs strong. See available Memberships.

When you join AFSFA or Renew your Membership, as a regular or Life member, you receive a membership card, an official challenge coin, a logo decal and a logo lapel pin.

In addition you receive a subscription to Security Forces Magazine, The Professional Journal of the Security Forces that will keep you abreast of the people, events, and issues.

All members are encouraged to use the website for information on current happenings and excerpts from Security Forces Magazine. All members are eligible to be full members of an AFSFA chapter. 

Any questions on membership should be referred to the AFSFA Headquarters at 1-888-250-9876.  Or, Contact Us.