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  • Shooting for Shaw

    The 20th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms hosted the inaugural M9 pistol Excellence in Competition shooting event at the Combat Arms training range complex at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 4-8.
  • Defenders empower change in each other

    It is 4:30 a.m. and the outside world is silent. However, in the 20th Security Forces Squadron building, the defenders prepare to relieve the previous shift and begin their day.
  • Blindsided: AF Defender resilient through adversity

    In June of 2017, Bratcher arrived to Air Force Basic Military Training in San Antonio, Texas, ready to begin her military adventure. She had high hopes of becoming a security forces Airman, always having wanted to become a cop so she could help people.
  • Defenders strengthen combat skills

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron participated in annual combatives training, Sept. 5.The training helped build on acquired fighting styles and techniques through a series of simulations, each intended to see how defenders respond to commands and make corrective actions to diffuse the situations.The scenarios gave the Airmen
  • Instructors aim to qualify Airmen

    Beads of sweat run down an Airman’s face as they drop an M9 pistol magazine and insert in another, working as quickly as possible in a dimly lit arena. While the sound of gunshots echo off concrete walls, the air hangs heavy around a line of strangers who move in near synchronization — exhale, confirm sights are on target, pull the trigger.
  • 20th SFS recognizes Police Week

    With humidity hanging in the morning air and the weight of their backpacks dragging them down, law enforcement members and supporters wiped sweat from their brows, ignoring their aching feet as they pressed on toward the completion of their 9-mile ruck march.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
  • 20th SFS honors retiring MWDs

    Standing on a stage in front of their wingmen at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, two 20th Security Forces Squadron Airmen received recognition for dedicated service to the Air Force, totaling nearly 90 percent of their lives, or 154 years – dog years, that is.
  • Behind 20th SFS berets: partnerships

    On training grounds and behind closed doors, 20th Security Forces Squadron Airmen sharpen their skills mostly out of public view.
  • Behind 20th SFS berets

    For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in law enforcement.
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