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Brig Gen Roy Collins Nominated for Secon…

22-03-2023 Guardmount/News

Join AFSFA in congratulating Brig Gen Roy W. Collins for his nomination to the grade of Major General!Well done, Defender!!!!


MEMORANDUM FOR THE STAFF22 March 2023SUBJECT:  Presidential Nomination Announcement


The following brigadier general has been nominated by the President to the Senate for appointment to the grade of major general, United States Air Force:


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Security Forces Spotlight: Women’s His…

08-03-2023 Guardmount/News

Security Forces Spotlight: Women’s History MonthPentagon, Washington, D.C.

Women's History Month is an important time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in all areas of the military.

One area where women made significant strides is in Air Force Security Forces. Also known as "Defenders," today, they are responsible for providing air base ground defense for installations and assets worldwide. This includes law enforcement, anti-terrorism, and force protecti...

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From the Security Forces Directorate: Ai…

09-02-2023 Guardmount/News

Air Force Security Forces is Looking Back to Adapt to the FutureCMSgt Donald S. Gallagher

Security Forces has a long and distinguished history filled with change. Through the decades we evolved from our humble beginnings as Military Police and Air Police, to Security Police, and finally in the late 1990’s as Security Forces. During these periods, emphasis shifted between law enforcement, Air Base Ground Defense, and resource security, depending on the political environment and threa...

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A Year In Review -- 2022

06-01-2023 Guardmount/News

A Year in Review -- 2022

Mr. Timothy A. Gerald – Acting Security Forces Director

The past few years were busy for Defender Nation as it. We maintained readiness through a global pandemic, assisted in the evacuation of Afghan refugees, and protected bases at home and abroad.

During my tenure as Deputy Director and now Acting Director, the career field has refocused on Air Base Ground Defense.

Air Base Ground Defense (ABGD) is the operational term to assign gro...

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New Director of Security Forces Named

06-01-2023 Guardmount/News

5 January 2023




FROM:   Deputy Director, Capability Development and Operation Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC

TO:        Director, Security For...

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Defender Nation Farewell Note!

28-10-2022 Guardmount/News

Defender Nation Farewell Note!

Defenders - it is my honor to have this opportunity to say THANK YOU for your Leadership and Sacrifice over the last three plus years.  I have been honored to serve Defender Nation as the Director.  What I will remember most about this opportunity is the tenacity from the field to continue to work hard and ensure our Defenders are trained and proficient at the skills needed to protect our families, resources, mission and each other!Although the ti...

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Celebrating Five Years of Marriage in th…

12-09-2022 Guardmount/News

Celebrating Five Years of Marriage in the Desert

5 September 2022, Story and photo by SSgt Ashley Mikaio, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs, Kuwait 

U.S. Air Force TSgt Vashard Armand, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron NCOIC of installation area access, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Armand, 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron readiness manager, tell a story about their daughter, Ayden, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, September 5, 2022. The...

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    SF Magazine Jan-Mar 2023

  • Travis Hosts Distinguished Flying Cross Ceremony
  • Three Airmen Earn Bronze Stars for Valor in Manda Bay Assault
  • NextGen 2.0 Helmets on the Way to Defenders
  • Next USAF Top Cop Named
  • Veteran Discounts Available Year Round
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2023 BoD Mid-Year Mtg
25 March 2023
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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, 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  210-277-0448 or 888-250-9876.  Or, Contact Us.