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Former Defender, Chopped Military Salute winner returns to JBSA-Lackland, offers advice to fellow Defenders
June 26, 2023
Master Sgt. Opal Poullard, 345th Training Squadron, smiles as Chef Robert Irvine, celebrity chef and television host, introduces her at a cooking demonstration, at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, June 15, 2023. Poullard, who’s an Advanced Culinary Instructor for the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, was on base to support healthy living events through the Robert Irvine Foundation’s Breaking Bread with Heroes Program. Poullard, spent 14 years as a Defender before she retrained into a special duty career field and became an Enlisted Aide. Poullard was the winner of the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network show, Chopped. (U.S. Air Force photo by Greg Walker)

37th TRW NCO earns FAPAC Uniformed Services Award
June 1, 2020
The Uniformed Services Award for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council was awarded to TSgt. Sarahlizamarie Pante-Berrios, April 8, 2020. The award recognizes members of all of the Uniformed Services for fostering harmonious relationships between the services and the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, exhibiting distinguished behavior, and being a leader in overcoming discrimination, promoting equal opportunity, and developing all members of the Civilian and Uniformed Services. (Courtesy Photo)

Fallen Security Forces Airmen honored at 12th Annual Defender Ruck
November 12, 2019
Security Forces Airmen celebrate crossing the finish line after a 4-mile ruck. Over 1,100 Security Forces Airmen gathered for the 12th Annual Defender Ruck, hosted by the 343rd Training Squadron, in honor of all 186 Defender Airmen who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, Nov. 8, here.

Technology, AFWERX, helping SF Academy graduates become more lethal, ready
June 4, 2019
Airman 1st Class Valric Suyom, a recent graduate of the Security Forces apprentice course, participates in a use of force training scenario in the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives, or MILO, simulator as Staff Sgt. James McKinney, 343rd Training Squadron instructor, guides the training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland May 29. The MILO system puts student in various interactive use of force training scenarios, including the potential application of deadly force, through the use of enhanced video screens.

Inter-American Air Force Academy accepts first U.S. student
December 13, 2018
Airman 1st Class Cassandra Aguero, a member of the 802nd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, became the first student from the United States to enroll in the Ground Defense Leadership course at the Inter-American Air Force Academy.