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Army Restarts Road to Replacing M9 Pisto…

18-06-2015 Hits:107 Guardmount/News  - avatar

Army Restarts Road to Replacing M9 Pistol
Army Time Staff report 3:07 p.m. EDT June 17, 2015

(Photo: Davide Dalla Massara/Training Support Activity Europe)

The Army recently released a second draft solicitation on the requirements for its next pistol, a step toward a final request for proposals — one that was scheduled to reach gun-makers in January.

Changes to the requirements for the XM17 Modular Handgun System were made "as a result of industry feedbac...

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Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List 20…

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Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List 2015

Fellow Airmen,

This year, I reached out to you to recommend books for the CSAF Reading List and your response was amazing! Over the 10 days in which we accepted recommendations, we heard from over 1,700 of you – all passionately advocating for books and movies that have affected your lives and the way you serve.

The books and movies you recommended could fill a library…and fill it well with amazing fictional, historic...

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379th ESFS honor National Police Week at…

29-05-2015 Hits:241 Guardmount/News  - avatar

   379th ESFS honor National Police Week at AUAB

By 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs / Published May 22, 2015

Photo caption: Al Udeid Air Base 2015 Police Week combat challenge put participant in several situations in which they had to compete as a team May 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The 379th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron put together the event to help raise awareness for National Police week. (U.S. Ai...

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811th Airmen awarded VP Service Badge

21-05-2015 Hits:309 Guardmount/News  - avatar

Photo: The Vice Presidential Service Badge is awarded to Staff Sgt. Peter Velez, former 811 Security Forces Squadron NCO in-charge of vice presidential aircraft security, Staff Sgt. Leonard Antonio, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Staff Sgt. Sorhaindo Peter, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team leader, Senior Airman Albert Ritterbeck, 811 SFS vice presidential aircraft security team members at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 21, 2015. Only 473 people...

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16-05-2015 Hits:704 Guardmount/News  - avatar

From the Top Cop: Defenders, earlier this week, I attended an amazing event at which a fellow Defender, Lt Col Robert "Bobby" Ford, Jr., was recognized by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Joint Staff Action Officer of the Year. To be specific, our nation's top military officer, General Martin Dempsey, hailed Bobby as the Pentagon's top action officer because of the outstanding work he did for the J3 (Ops) Dir...

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Barksdale Defenders Stop Armed Robbery S…

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  Barksdale defenders stop armed robbery suspect

by Senior Airman Joseph Raatz
2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs

4/8/2015 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- When Barksdale defenders Senior Airman Michael Clark and Airman 1st Class Jack Andersen checked in for entry-controller duty March 25, they expected to spend their shift checking ID cards and directing traffic as usual.

 But their day took an unusual turn when one particular car rolled up to the gate.


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NORTHCOM Raises Threat Levels at U.S. Mi…

09-05-2015 Hits:424 Guardmount/News  - avatar

NORTHCOM Raises Threat Levels at U.S. Military Installations May 09, 2015 | by Bryant Jordan
Gate guard. Sue Sapp/Air Force

For the first time since the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks U.S. Northern Command has upped the threat level to military bases across the country.

Preston Schlachter said the raised level is “not tied to any kind of specific threat,” but does represent a change.

“The sporadic random elevation of our force pro...

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445th SFS completes Patriot Defender tra…

07-05-2015 Hits:405 Guardmount/News  - avatar

445th SFS completes Patriot Defender training
Posted 5/4/2015   Updated 5/5/2015 
by Capt. Elizabeth Caraway
445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

5/4/2015 - FORT WOLTERS TRAINING CENTER, Texas -- Thirty-seven Airmen from the 445th Security Forces Squadron tackled Patriot Defender, a two-week combat readiness training course, here Apr 6-18, 2015.

Patriot Defender takes SFS troops through skills training for core security forces tasks including entry contro...

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STRATCOM commander hosts ICBM stakeholde…

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STRATCOM commander hosts ICBM stakeholders meeting

By Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle, 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs / Published April 30, 2015

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AFNS) -- During his visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base April 27-28, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the U.S. Strategic Command commander, reinforced how essential the intercontinental ballistic missile mission is, and some face to face engagement allowed Haney to seek bottom-up feedback from Airmen ...

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Building a bond like no other

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By Senior Airman Malissa Lott, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published April 29, 2015

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Vanney, a 366th Security Forces Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, sits with Rony Feb. 24, 2015, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. By playing, Ronny and Vanney have formed a bond which is a crucial part of the MWD team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malissa Lott)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho (AFNS) --  (This feature is part of th...

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