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U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgts. Neil Carranza (left) and Ricky Meno, security forces supervisors with the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, sit for a photo May 10, 2017, at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group. The Airmen ensures only authorized personnel and vehicles enter the installation by providing vehicle search and additional overwatch via towers, cameras and other sensors at the 407th AEG. Both are traditional guardsmen with the 254th Security Forces Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Island Defenders: Guam guardsmen protect expeditionary base, coalition mission
Security forces members deployed from the 254th Security Forces Squadron of the Guam Air National Guard secure access points to the installation and patrol perimeter fencelines and facilities of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group.
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Senior Airman Steven Hendricks, 36th Security Forces Squadron member, salutes a fallen warrior memorial May 20, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The symbolic battle cross is composed of a replica M4 carbine with a helmet at the top and boots in front. Additionally, 10 dog tags hang from the rifle detailing fallen Airmen and the name of the operation they supported. The vigil was held in honor of fallen security forces members on the occasion of Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot) To serve and protect: Andersen defenders honor fallen wingmen during Police Week
Security forces Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam participated in events throughout the week of May 14-21 to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
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U.S. Staff Sgt. Barret Chappelle, a 354th Security Forces military working dog (MWD) handler, works with MWD Cage at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 7, 2016. Military working dogs from Eielson work alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets at the top of the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released) Paws below zero
Every paw press into powder dry snow produces a sharp shriek in to the dark frigid air only heard in negative temperatures. Not a breath through the wet, black nostrils isn’t without effort inhaling painful sniffs intent on detecting deadly explosives, drugs or intruders. Military working dogs from the 354th Security Forces Squadron march alongside the human defenders who stand “Ready to go at 50 below” 24 hours a day protecting assets that set atop the world in the U.S. Air Force’s Pacific theater of operations.
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Pacific Defender Security Forces Subject Matter Expert Exchange attendees visit a Combat Arms Training Maintenance Site Feb. 3, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Pacific Defender 16-1 was a five-day event that enhanced strong personal relationships and cooperation with selected Indo-Asia-Pacific nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Arielle Vasquez) Pacific Defender 16-1 strengthens multi-national security ties
PacificDefender Security Forces International Subject Matter Expert Exchange was heldhere Feb. 1-5 to help build partnerships and promote cooperation across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The five-day event wasco-hosted by members from the Air Force Installation and Mission SupportCenter (AFIMSC), Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 736th
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Staff Sgt. Robert Keefe, 736th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of training, graduated from the U.S. Army’s Ranger School Oct. 16, 2015. Keefe was the 266th Airman to persevere through the rigorous 61-day course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot) Andersen Airman earns Ranger Tab
Stopping for a moment to catch his breath, the Airman realized he was nearing the limit of his willpower.  He placed his rucksack on the ground for a brief moment of rest and glanced toward the mountain peak ahead. He could hear the rain dripping from the tree branches above, soaking his gear and clothes.  Exhausted, craving sleep, food and a warm
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Staff Sgt. Mario Rey, 36th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, kneels with his partner Gezu Jan. 14, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Rey and Gezu were among the team members that recently responded to an incident that occurred off-base at a local high school, which involved authorities from the community as well as the K-9 unit and Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight from Andersen. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cierra Presentado) Andersen SFS K-9 unit, EOD flight join with local first responders in bomb threat incident
When an incident occurs off-base, Andersen security forces and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight are sometimes called to assist local responders to mitigate issues. Community members and Airmen worked together Jan. 14th, 2016, to respond to a bomb threat at a local high school here in Guam.Earlier this week, local authorities received reports
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Service members join in a circle in memory of the six Airmen who were killed in late December while conducting counter-threat operations outside of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. In honor of the four Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agents and two security forces members who were killed in Afghanistan, a 6K memorial run was held, with every kilometer representing one of the Airmen who was killed. (Courtesy photo) Memorial 6K honors six fallen Airmen at Andersen

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