Security Guard Position Opening

Internal Roving Security Guard: - (SSA.6)
Location -- UNDISCLOSED, AF (Primary)
Employment Type -- Intermittent
Education -- High School or Equivalent
Category -- Security

Job Description:
Performs internal roving guard services and must possess the ability to react to force protection threats. Armed roving security patrol personnel shall possess the following qualifications and be physically able to perform all duties.

Job Requirements:
·         Minimum 23 years of age.
·         Shall be fluent in English speaking, reading and writing
·         Shall be a U.S. citizen
·         Possess an active U.S. Secret Clearance
·         Possess a Military background in combat arms, having worked in the capacity of Army Military Occupational Specialty series; 11B Infantry, 18 Special Forces, 31B Military Police, 19D Calvary Scout; USMC Military Occupational Specialty 0372 MARSOC, 0311/0331 Specialist, 5326 SEAL; 5352 SWCC; or Air Force Occupational Specialty AFSC 3POX1 Security Forces, AFSC 1T2X1 Para-Rescue.
·         Must have received an honorable discharge as verified by a form DD Form 214 (U.S. Military). Personnel who have been discharged with characterization of “General under other than honorable’, “Bad Conduct”, or “Dishonorable” are disqualified from this position.
·         Must be able to qualify on primary U.S. military weapons and crew-served weapons.
·         Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.
·         Possess a valid U.S. Tourist Passport
·         Able to become license on military tactical vehicles
·         Able to physically perform internal security guard services, at any potential internal security posting for up to 12 hours (not to exceed 72 hours a week), often in austere conditions to include extreme heat, cold, wind, dust, rain or snow, while donning all required personal protective gear.

Direct questions to: Darrell Eplee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ready for anything at KAFB
By Charles D. Brunt / Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer, Monday, August 8th, 2016

Using a training system called the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulator, or MILO, Staff Sgt. Brandon Gomez, left, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Jacobsen of the 377th Security Support Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base participate in an exercise involving a gunman in a school. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)
Copyright © 2016 Albuquerque Journal

Tech Sgt. Justin Jacobsen and Staff Sgt. Brandon Gomez, both of whom are with the 377th Security Support Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, stopped a 72-year-old man in a pickup truck for speeding on a dirt road. The man told the airmen that his driver’s license was in a duffel bag in the bed of his truck.

But when he reached into the back of the truck, he pulled out a pistol, whirled around and aimed it at the cops – who opened fire with their 9mm Baretta pistols, sending the old boy to his maker.

Fortunately for the elderly driver, the encounter last week unfolded during a training session on the base’s new high-tech MILO simulator.

MILO, or the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulator, is proving to be an invaluable training tool for the more than 600 security personnel who keep the sprawling 51,558-acre base safe and secure, said Jacobsen and Gomez, instructors in charge of training law enforcement and security personnel at Kirtland.

Imagine an interactive, room-sized, IMAX-like theater where police trainees walk through stunningly realistic scenarios – ranging from a seemingly routine traffic stop to confronting multiple shooters inside a school – and you’ll have some idea of what MILO is all about.

Weapons available for training exercises in Kirtland Air Force Base’s Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulator include a handgun, a Taser and pepper spray. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

But as the TV huckster says, “That’s not all!”

The system is interactive and seamlessly responds to, and records, the trainees’ actions. Using laser inserts that fit into the trainees’ actual weapons – ranging from pepper spray and a Taser to handguns and assault rifles – the system times their reactions, shows where their bullets hit and, in a worst-case scenario, tells them the bad guy won the encounter.

Kirtland is the only active-duty Air Force base that has this particular system, known as the MILO Range Theater 300. The $170,000 system was installed in January, and more than 500 of the base’s roughly 600 security personnel have already trained on it. Some of them perform police duties, and others protect unclassified and classified “base assets.”
Jacobsen, who’s in charge of training security forces, said the squadron provides mandatory annual training as well as use-of-force training for all of the 377th Security Forces, an Army Reserve unit and a maintenance squadron.

Staff Sgt. Brandon Gomez of the 377th Security Support Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base participates in a training exercise on the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulator. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

The training includes classroom instruction, time on the simulator and testing to determine a trainee’s proficiency. Each trainee typically goes through two to four scenarios on the simulator during training.

“There are more than 800 scenarios, and within those scenarios are different options the instructors can control, so actually you get 1,000-plus different scenarios,” Jacobsen said.

Last week, Jacobsen and Staff Sgt. Brandon Gomez, who handles law enforcement training, demonstrated MILO’s capabilities by going through a series of scenarios on the simulator: the aforementioned traffic stop with the 72-year-old man; a domestic violence call; a group of active shooters inside a school; a pickup truck that runs through a base gate; and a despondent man armed with a handgun.

When trainees go into the simulator, they have only minimal information about what they might encounter – much like they’d get from a radio dispatcher.

“We’ll tell them what they’re responding to, but for the most part, it’s up to the trainee to react to the situation,” Jacobsen said.
The goals are to ensure that each trainee uses the minimum amount of force necessary to defuse the various situations, to improve their reaction times and, above all, to make sure they and innocent bystanders survive the encounters.

“This gives us the opportunity for airmen to make mistakes, where it’s not going to cost them their lives, or possibly someone else’s,” Gomez said.
Out in the real world, he noted, a single mistake can be fatal.

“Once the incident is over, we’re able to go back, walk through (the simulator scenario) step by step with the trainee,” he said. “We can show them what they should have been looking for, what they might have missed.”

Prior MILO trainees had a rudimentary single-screen simulator that was “basically a shoot/no-shoot scenario,” the instructors said. “That was the Atari, and this is the Xbox One,” Jacobsen said.

The scenarios can be shockingly realistic, complete with blood spatters, foul-mouthed perpetrators and well-meaning but distracting bystanders.

“It can get pretty graphic,” Jacobsen noted. “In one of our scenarios, if you don’t take action, the perpetrator shoots the victim and you’ll get blood spatter on the screen.”

The instructors are now customizing many of the scenarios by recording locations on Kirtland and integrating them into the simulator training. The gate-runner scenario – which involves a passenger jumping out of a truck with an assault weapon – features the base’s Eubank Gate.

Jacobsen said he hopes airmen who use the simulator will realize how quickly routine interactions can turn deadly, and how such training can ensure “the best outcome” in any situation.

“I want these airmen to come in here and get the best training they can to ensure not only that they make themselves safe, but they keep the individuals they’re responding safe as well,” he said

Moody airmen receive Bronze Star
By Terry Richards, 10 July 2016

Col Kevin Walker pins a medal on SSgt Bradley Mock at Moody AFB. Photo by Terry Richards, The Valdosta Daily Times


MOODY AIR FORCE BASE — Two sergeants at Moody AFB were honored for valor Friday for their actions dealing with a suicide bomber in Afghanistan last year.

Master Sgt. Aaron Frederick and Staff Sgt. Bradley Mock, both with the 824th Base Defense Squadron, earned the Bronze Star with Valor, the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Purple Heart at a ceremony at the base’s Hoffman Auditorium.

Their families and hundreds of Moody personnel watched as Col. Kevin Walker pinned the medals on the pair.

“We overuse certain words, and when you overuse these words, their meanings become degraded,” Walker said. “I’m going to use a word I don’t very often say ... the word ‘hero.’”

Frederick was a patrol leader near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Dec. 21, according to the citation for his Bronze Star.

His patrol of 13 men was six kilometers away from the base when they were targeted by a Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle. The biker stopped only 15 feet away.

Frederick lunged toward the bomber just as he detonated explosives, killing six airmen and wounding five others, the citation said.

Despite receiving second-degree burns, Frederick took control of the scene, regrouping survivors and re-establishing security. He coordinated a landing zone for medical evacuation “despite excruciating pain,” and refused medical attention until he knew everyone else was accounted for, according to the citation.
Mock was a radiotelephone operator in the same patrol and was knocked out by the bomb’s blast, according to the citation for his Bronze Star. He regained consciousness after a few minutes and, despite facial lacerations and a concussion, re-established communications and summoned help while providing medical aid to injured teammates.

He also secured important equipment and intelligence, according to the citation.

After the presentation of the medals, the two men and their families greeted hundreds of people in a receiving line.

The Bronze Star is awarded for heroism or meritorious achievement in a combat zone. When awarded for valor, a “V” is added to the award.

The Air Force Combat Action Medal honors participation in air or ground combat. The wearer must have either been under fire while working in an unsecured area or defending a base while under fire.

The Purple Heart is given to servicemen who are wounded or killed in action. The medal can be traced back to an order of Gen. George Washington in 1782, when it was called the Badge of Military Merit.

Terry Richards is senior reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times.

Through The Thick Of It: Airmen, Soldiers Tackle Joint Jungle Training
By Senior Airman Joshua Smoot, 36th Wing Public Affairs, Published 30 June 2016

Airmen and Soldiers learn how to set animal traps and snares during the Jungle Training Operations Course June 17, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. From June 15-21, instructors from the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division’s Lightning Academy Jungle Operations Training Center, in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, travelled to Guam to teach more than 30 Airmen and Soldiers the fundamentals of fighting and surviving in jungles with support from cadre members of the 736th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Veiled in darkness, two MH-60 Seahawks cut through the humid night air heading toward a landing zone in an abandoned military building complex.


Inside each helicopter, Airmen and Soldiers take deep final breaths attempting to calm their nerves. A crew chief turns his head and then alerts everyone onboard with a booming “30 seconds!” that their drop is coming up.


After checking their weapons and placing their night vision goggles over their eyes, the team prepares for landing. On the ground, their dark silhouettes rush from the aircraft and drop for cover in the tall grass.


Seven days of training prepared the military students for this moment. They are taking part in the final exercise of the Jungle Training Operations Course at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. From June 15-21, instructors from the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division’s Lightning Academy Jungle Operations Training Center, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, travelled to Guam to teach more than 30 Airmen and Soldiers the fundamentals of fighting and surviving in jungles with support from cadre members of the 736th Security Forces Squadron.


“This jungle operations training is important, because it helps build Department of Defense readiness and service interoperability,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sydney Hays, JTOC instructor. “The high caliber training is a force multiplier applicable across the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations.”


The idea of hosting the condensed training at Andersen AFB came up when Master Sgt. Jeremy Burkeen, 736th SFS operations superintendent, and the squadron’s director of operations attended the 14-day Jungle Training Operations Course in Hawaii nearly a year ago.


“This training is a lost art,” Burkeen said. “With the push to the Pacific and the threats that lie in the Pacific Rim, we have to get back to the basics of airmanship and soldier skills.”


Guam served as an ideal alternate location to Hawaii with its relatively humid and warm climate and dense vegetation. Besides battling the heat, the students avoided run-ins with the local wildlife including monitor lizards, feral pigs and the infamous boonie bees.


The trainees were individually selected from several career fields across the DOD, including Airmen from the 36th Security Forces Squadron, 736th SFS, 554th RED HORSE Squadron, 644th Combat Communications Squadron and infantrymen from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s Task Force Talon. For many of them, this was the first time operating in a jungle environment.


On the first day, participants had to prove they had what it took to make it through the course. The students were tasked with completing an aptly-named two and a half mile terrain appreciation run beginning at Tarague Beach.


“The run measured the motivation levels of the students in attendance,” Burkeen said. “It allowed the cadre to set the pace for the remaining of the training. You hit (it hard) from the get go so they know what to expect throughout the course.”


After devouring their Meals, Ready to Eat, trainees joined the instructors for an introduction to survival and navigation tactics in jungle terrain. The teams learned how to trap and snare animals, how to prepare their food once captured and several ways to purify drinking water.


After hours putting the techniques to practice, Airmen and Soldiers teamed up with U.S. Navy Sailors from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 for jungle air-to-ground procedures, medical evacuation training and air assaults.


After the third day of training, fatigue from sleep deprivation began taking a toll as the teams only slept for a few consecutive hours and were challenged to pace their calorie intake to make their once-daily meal rations last, Burkeen said.


With the week drawing to an end, the students faced one final test of their ability to operate in a tropical environment. Arriving via helicopter, the teams set out to locate a hidden weapons cache. After achieving their initial objective, the teams then secured their position and prepared for nightfall.


When dawn arrived, they initiated an ambush on opposing forces and evacuated a simulated casualty by helicopter. Following a successful rescue, the crew received a new mission, tasking them to put their new skills to use in traversing difficult jungle terrain to raid an enemy hideout. As nightfall once again took over, Airmen and Soldiers executed their final ambush before being extracted and vanishing from the training site as fast as they arrived.


The students left the course with an added respect for the environment and each other. By overcoming the same obstacles throughout the course, teams developed a renewed sense of camaraderie between people who normally don’t work in the same units and will be able to share newly-acquired skills with their wingmen.


“This course was more difficult than I anticipated, but I learned that no matter what you go through, you can push through it,” said Staff Sgt. Ryan Dirner, JOTC student from the 736th SFS. “I enjoy this type of training and it is extremely valuable to what we do.”



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