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  • Eielson Defenders shape future of Security Forces career field

    The 354th Security Forces Squadron and its Airmen were selected to be beta testers for a new Security Forces Qualification Course. Eielson Air Force Base is one of 15 installations participating in this trial.
  • 354th SFS Airmen tryout for Eielson SWAT team

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 354th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) participate in a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) physical training test June 23, 2021 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Emergency Services Team instructors from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, visited the squadron to train SWAT teams to boost the unit’s readiness and emergency
  • It takes a village to raise a child

    At 3:20 a.m. an alarm goes off, waking up Heaven Fisher to start her day. She walks to her son, Carson’s room and gently shakes him awake. As a single parent, these mornings can be difficult but luckily for Fisher, she doesn’t have to do it alone.
  • Leading Edge: 354th Security Forces Squadron

    ("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.)
  • 554th RED HORSE leaves Eielson better than before

    Within the Air Force civil engineering community RED HORSE Squadrons are considered elite teams. They are focused, efficient, highly-skilled, and they wear cool red hats. Specializing in large-scale projects such as runways, aprons, facilities and utilities, the 554th RED HORSE Squadron was called upon by the 354th Security Forces Squadron to build a new isolation area for the military working dog kennels.
  • Military Working Dog Tedy retires from service

    The 354th Security Forces Squadron held a retirement ceremony for Military Working Dog Tedy in the Ernie Walker Theater at Eielson Air Force Base, Aug. 28, 2020. Tedy served as an explosive detection and patrol certified working dog for nine years, spending seven of those years guarding the families and missions of the 354th Fighter Wing. Tedy also deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of multiple operations, protecting service members serving far from home just as he did at his home base. Tedy was the first working dog assigned to 354th SFS handler Staff Sgt. Tom Schumacher after he arrived to Eielson, and Tedy made such an impression on Schumacher and his family that they decided to apply to adopt Tedy when it came time for the working dog to retire from service. Although few could be present at Tedy's retirement due to Covid-19 precautions, those in attendance threw tennis balls for Tedy to catch at the end of the ceremony, a favorite pastime of this Military Working Dog.
  • Eielson puts the ‘safe’ in firearm safety

    Alaska is a constitutional carry state when it comes to firearms and many residents exercise that right. However, Eielson Air Force Base has its own set of rules when it comes to firearms.
  • Eielson Defender named PACAF NCO of the Year

    Pacific Air Forces named one of Eielson’s Defenders, Tech. Sgt. Matthew R. Dobbins, the 354th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of operations, the 2019 PACAF NCO of the year.
  • Defenders practice MEDEVAC during readiness exercise

    354th Security Forces Squadron defenders carry a simulated casualty during a medical evacuation exercise on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2020. The defenders simulated taking small-arms fire and evacuating a casualty to a UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to the 1-52D General Support Aviation Battalion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • Eielson Defenders test prototype cold weather gear

    Two 354th Security Forces Squadron Airmen load an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon with prototype cold weather gloves at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2020. Even in minus 40 degrees, Security Forces Airmen must be able to use their hands to operate their weapon systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)
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