Security Forces Vol III History Book Chapter Competition

Which Chapter Will Submit the Most Bios Winning a Defensor Fortis or AFSFA Flag?

Regional Directors and Chapter Chairs,

Due to the continued interest in the Air Force Security Forces history, the Air Force Security Forces Association and MT Publishing Company joined together to publish a third edition history book. The goal was to publish it in 2020. The intent was to have over 300 biographies of former and current Defenders in the book. Unfortunately, we are over 200 biographies short of that goal.

We have decided to hold a competition among the chapters to get us to our goal of 300. The competition period runs from 15 February to 30 September 2021.

The competition is based on the total number of biographies submitted by the chapter during that period and do NOT have to come from AFSFA members. Anyone who is or has ever been Air Police, Security Police or Security Forces can submit a biography. Those serving today at nearby units can be a great source of biographies. To compete though, the chapter must submit a minimum of 25 biographies. Individuals must indicate which chapter they are supporting for the competition.

Individuals can submit their biography and two (2) pictures by mail or electronically although electronic versions are preferred. There is absolutely no cost to submit a biography and two (2) pictures as long as the biography is 150 words or less. Biographies may be submitted without photographs and should be typed double-spaced on plain white paper or submitted electronically in a Word document. Typically biographies include name, rank, duties and duty locations, service dates, awards and medals received, and for retired or separated what you are doing today. Biographies over the 150 word limit cost 15 cents per word for each additional word. A check needs to accompany biographies over the 150 word limit. Ideally, the two pictures will include one picture early in the service period and a recent picture. Photocopies pictures cannot be used and all digital photos must be scanned at 300 dpi for submission. Low resolution photos cannot be used for the book and do NOT embed photos into the Word document.

For those physically mailing materials and wish to have them returned, ensure they write their name, address and phone number on the back of all material submitted and send it to: AFSFA, PO Box 683, Helotes, TX 78023-9998. You may also submit your biography via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have questions about scanning or submitting digital files, please contact us at 210-277-0448. In submitting photos, please include a caption on the back of the photo with the date and an explanation of who or what is depicted. A book order is not required to submit material for inclusion in the publication.

https://www.afsfaonline.com/index.php/guardmount-news/241-air-force-security-forces-history-book-vol-iii

So, the big question is, what does the winning chapter get? The winning chapter will win their choice of an AFSFA flag or the Defensor Fortis flag, which they can proudly display at chapter events.

Good luck in the competition chapters!
Respectfully,
Joseph Rector
AFSFA Vice President

 

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