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  • MWD Scheduling Cell keeps senior leaders safe

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When the military is tasked with protecting national leaders and foreign dignitaries, it’s not just boots on the ground … it’s dog paws too.  The Air Force Security Forces Center performs the central role in providing military working dog support to the

  • Luke AFB performs active shooter exercise

    William Anderson (left), 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, and Tech Sgt. Jacob Sime (right), 56th SFS defender, perform a simulated emergency medical examination on a simulated injured victim during an active shooter exercise, Jan. 24 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This exercise allows

  • Chasing a dream: Master Sgt. Eric Emerson

    For U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Emerson, joining the Air Force wasn't his initial plan. He had set his sights on a career in law enforcement with the San Angelo Police Department, but that dream was cut short after six months of training when he was told he wouldn’t be hired. In 14 years,

  • DAF looking for Airmen, Guardians for grueling Army Ranger School 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s been called “a laboratory of human endurance,” testing the physical, mental and spiritual grit of the officer and enlisted leaders who undertake it. It’s the Army Ranger School and the Department of the Air Force is looking for Airmen and Guardians who

  • Why I stay: Master Sgt. Jessica Martinez-Santana

    After a close run-in with the law at a young age, Master Sgt. Jessica Martinez-Santana, 81st Security Forces NCO in charge, changed her path in life after joining the Air Force. What solidified her decision to stay in was the impact she had on people.

  • The Last Bone

    After a lifetime of commitment to the protection of thousands of lives at home and abroad; Military Working Dog Afra earned her forever home and symbolic "last bone", after 56 dog years of honorable service on Nov. 7, 2023.

  • All Bite No Bark

    Despite his robust physical training and significant head start, Col. Pedro Matos, 14th Mission Support Group commander, never had a chance of out running all 81.3 pounds of focused energy and raw K-9 muscle.

  • The dedication of Defenders, K-9 partners

    It was a transformative moment in military history when the Army initiated training for its pioneering War Dog Program, commonly referred to as the "K-9 Corps." This groundbreaking development, according to American Humane Society, marked the inaugural inclusion of Military Working Dogs (MWD) within