Veterans

June 13, 2014

AFSFA’s 26-year history honors defenders

Master Sgt. (ret.) Larry Breazeale

If you have served with the Air Police, Security Police or Security Forces on active duty, the Air National Guard or Reserve, you are eligible to become a member of the Air Force Security Forces Association or AFSFA, a professional, fraternal military organization with chapters in most of the fifty states and members worldwide.

Right here at March Air Reserve Base, we have the AFSFA California Inland Empire Chapter, which meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the 452nd SPS briefing room located in building 457.

With its National headquarters located in San Marcus, Texas, AFSFA membership spans several generations, encompassing the military policemen (air provost marshal) of World War II and continuing over the years to the men and women who are serving their first hitch today.

Since AFSFA’s origin in 1986, it has been a specific factor in preserving & enhancing the honor & pride that are inherent in the security forces career field, preserving the history of Security Forces from the early days of the U.S. Army Air Corps military police, through the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Grenada and the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts; from the white caps & 1505 uniforms to the blue beret & the ABU uniform of today. AFSFA believes very passionately in the career field’s rich heritage and supporting today’s active duty, Guard and Reserve member, by maintaining the goal of always honoring the past, recognizing the present and preparing for the future.

In the past, AFSFA has provided aid and support to security forces members and their families who were victims of hurricane Katrina at Kessler Air Force Base, the organization has also contributed to the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, the USAF Security Forces Museum at Lackland AFB in Texas and the Air Base Defense Training Center at Camp Bullis, Texas. AFSFA will provide flags with the security forces motto “Defensor Fortis” to a deployed security forces unit upon request and assists units in linking up with the Security Forces Foundation.

Our local chapter is currently looking to sponsor an annual baseball game between the 163rd Air Guard Security Forces and the 452nd Security Forces Squadron troops. The chapter would supply the hotdogs and refreshments for free at each game and provide a nice trophy to the winning team each year. It is our hope to get both units behind this project.

What I like best about AFSFA is the camaraderie and how they protect our security forces history, as a retired security forces member and deputy sheriff with the LASD, helping fellow security forces defenders through AFSFA is my way of giving back. We welcome all security forces members, both past and present, to stop by our chapter meetings. If you have any questions, or need additional information, feel free to give me a call at 909-238-2625 or email me at alawdog7@aol.com

For more info on AFSFA, visit the website at www.afsfaonline.com




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang

Airman retires after 37 years of service

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Chief Master Sgt. Karen L. Krause, 452nd Maintenance Operations Squadrons superintendent, receives a flag from a Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard member during her retireme...
 
 

Look past 1947 for Air Force roots

The Air Force officially turns 67 this month, but my Uncle Gino thinks it’s older. He’s 90 and the lone surviving brother of my father. Both of them served in World War II, as did two of their siblings. My father was in the Navy, as was his eldest brother, Europeo (his real name, I...
 
 
Courtesy Photo

Pilots earned top honor for WW II actions

Courtesy Photo First Lt. Donald J. Gott and 2nd Lt. William E. Metzger Jr. of the 452nd Bombardment Group, were killed when their heavily damaged B-17 Flying Fortress exploded Nov. 9, 1944, as they raced to friendly territory i...
 

 

A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves and each other

All Airmen have a responsibility that last much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s 24/7, 365-day responsibility to...
 
 
HBI-Web-Graphic

Online risk assessment offers ways to evaluate, improve health

How well do you know yourself? Poor health is not always obvious. Even people who appear healthy can be at risk for medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Health Risk ...
 
 

Life is all about choices

Back when I lived in the rural Midwest, late September and October was harvest time for the farming communities. For many frantic weeks, farmers would be out in the fields from morning to night, trying to beat the first snowfall, gathering in the crops they had planted earlier that spring. In southwest Minnesota the harvest...
 




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