Local

June 22, 2012

Squadrons support SFS with augmentees

by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

In today’s Air Force it can be difficult to relinquish an Airman from a unit. But in some cases, it’s got to be done.

The 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentation duty program at Luke Air Force Base is one of those cases where Airmen are needed to provide security.

According to Staff Sgt. Michael Dicicco, 56th SFS trainer and augmentee coordinator, the program involves Airmen from various Luke units joining the 56th SFS to help provide security.

When augmentees are needed, SFS will notify squadrons one to two months in advance.

“After an Airman is selected, they will come to us for training prior to starting their time with us,” Dicicco said.

If it’s their first time with SFS, they receive the five-day training course. If it’s their second time, they will get the two-day refresher course.

The courses cover the fundamental requirements that enable the Airmen to be effective augmentees. They cover areas such as operation procedures, self defense, law enforcement, flight line procedures, baton and handcuff use, and the Air Force and Department of Defense forms required for SFS.

“I enjoyed being able to do the hands-on training, instead of the typical death-by-PowerPoint,” said Airman 1st Class Richard O’Connor, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit phase personnel. “It gave me the knowledge and tools to be a defender.”

Once the augmentees join a flight, they are gate sentries for that flight for the duration of their time in SFS.

The augmentee program not only gives Airmen the opportunity to learn about another career field, it helps SFS complete their mission.

“Having augmentees is very helpful,” Dicicco said. “We benefit a lot from it, because it gives us the bodies we need to help us maintain the manpower necessary to keep Luke safe.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs July 18, 2014

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Aug. 15. The exercise will include military and local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. On and off-base residents should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting...
 
 
Senior Airman
GRACE LEE

Luke welcomes new MXG commander

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Col. Ricky Ainsworth took command of the 56th Maintenance Group Wednesday at Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Maintenance Group changed leaders Wednesday as Col. Victor Mora relinquished command of the 56th ...
 
 
DT-140708-F-NQ441-175

Combat Arms Keeps Airmen Ready To Fight

Staff Sgt. Luis Valentin, 56th SFS Combat Arms instructor, shows students how to do a function check on the M9 pistol. A function check must be performed to ensure the weapon has been assembled correctly.   Every Airman ta...
 

 
130811-F-NG006-009

Go north to discover Bearizona

White Bison roam in an open meadow. Bearizona’s mission is to promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in their natural habitat.   Address: Bearizona, 1500 E. Route 6...
 
 

Justice Report

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base for June: 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for the use of marijuana. The member received a reduction to the rank to senior airman, suspended forfeiture of $1,213 pay per month for...
 
 

Construction, ongoing condition at Luke AFB

When road construction takes place on Luke Air Force Base, there’s a lot of planning and preparation that happens before the millions of dollars of construction work can begin. Posturing projects for construction at appropriate days and times takes a lot of communication and coordination. Proper use of funding drives the execution of construction projects,...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin