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445th SFS wins 2018 AFRC security forces award

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  • 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The 445th Security Forces Squadron won the 2018 Air Force Reserve Command Annual Outstanding Unit Award, Outstanding Security Forces Tenant Unit of the Year Award category. The announcement was made Feb. 19, 2019.


Dedicated to combat readiness, the 445th SFS scheduled and trained more than 2,000 war fighters and six unique weapons systems the wing supported.


The 445th SFS procured $250,000 funding for facility and mobility upgrade, enabling reutilization under dire fiscal constraints, saving the wing $80,000. They structured the attainment of squadron innovative funds by implementing a new shoot, move and communicate tactics program resulting in $82,000 being awarded for advanced security forces readiness.


445th Security Forces Raven teams supported Operation Inherent Resolve, counter drug and humanitarian operations involving eight members in a time frame of 85 days, supporting six missions in four austere locations. Four security forces trainers instructed a readiness course for 2,000 warfighters, fulfilling a new 445th Airlift Wing training requirement in one quarter.


The squadron held the Winter Warrior Challenge that involved 16 teams, 90 defenders and included five task-based events. The event boosted the cohesion and mental toughness of its Airmen. SFS Airmen were part of a multi-organization “Defenders Day Challenge” that integrated the training of forty 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron personnel. The training event improved the wing’s combat readiness.


The 445th SFS developed their annual 445 SFS 9/11 Ruck March to honor fallen heroes and established a security forces memorial. SFS Airmen participated in the wing’s Wings of Women event by providing the group with a SFS weapons and armor display, provided a vehicle the group could see up-close and gave a tactics demo to the attendees. SFS Airmen provided hands-on demonstrations to more than 500 Civil Air Patrol, ROTC cadets and Boy Scouts. The squadron provided volunteers to support local veterans by providing them with food, clothing and essentials.