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Leading Edge: 354th Security Forces Squadron

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chayna Chambers, a 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) installation entry controller, gives a tour of the armory to Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chayna Chambers, a 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) installation entry controller, gives a tour of the armory to Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020. The 354th SFS provides base weapons training, maintains the security forces armory, and ensures security forces Airmen are trained and equipped to perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, interact with the members of the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, interact with the members of the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020. The 354th SFS provides pass and registration, police report, resource protection, classification management, and crime prevention services on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, interact with the Airmen assigned to the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th FW command chief, interact with the Airmen assigned to the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020. The 354th SFS provides law enforcement and security services on base and secures F-35A Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcons, KC-135 Stratotankers, and transient aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel DeMeis, a 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) installation entry controller, talks to Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel DeMeis, a 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) installation entry controller, talks to Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 6, 2020. The 354th SFS is a versatile unit dedicated to the safety and security of the assets and personnel on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

("Leading Edge" is a series of photo stories that focus on 354th Fighter Wing leaders' immersion with wing units and highlights their contribution to the mission.)

"The purpose of this immersion is to get out and meet our Security Forces Squadron Airmen; our defenders who are holding the line right here at Eielson Air Force Base, defending the perimeter, defending the billions of dollars of airpower on the ramp, ensuring that we can execute the mission. They're not only doing that but they're keeping all of us safe on this base, our Airmen, our dependents, our civilians, contractors, as well as linking up with the local community law enforcement team to keep everybody safe. So we just want to go out and show them our appreciation for what they do, get a little insight into what exactly they are up to and it was great to meet the team." - Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander