355th Security Forces Squadron Spotlight

355th Security Forces Squadron patch.

355th Security Forces Squadron patch.

Staff Sgt. Jason Morton, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, and Kris, a military working dog assigned to D-M, practice drills Jan. 25. Sergeant Morton and the Military Working Dog program support regional explosive and narcotic detection missions. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Staff Sgt. Jason Morton, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, and Kris, a military working dog assigned to D-M, practice drills Jan. 25. Sergeant Morton and the Military Working Dog program support regional explosive and narcotic detection missions. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Tech. Sgt. Lonnie Noah, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, critiques the firing accuracy and technique of Tech. Sgt. Gardner Jones, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron unit deployment manager, Jan. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Tech. Sgt. Lonnie Noah, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, critiques the firing accuracy and technique of Tech. Sgt. Gardner Jones, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron unit deployment manager, Jan. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Senior Airman Mario Fajardo, 355th Security Forces member, stands guard while on duty Jan. 25 here. Airman Fajardo and his fellow security forces members are responsible for the worldwide force protection and security of seven flying squadrons and 4,400 tactical and stored aircraft on D-M worth more than $32 billion dollars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Senior Airman Mario Fajardo, 355th Security Forces member, stands guard while on duty Jan. 25 here. Airman Fajardo and his fellow security forces members are responsible for the worldwide force protection and security of seven flying squadrons and 4,400 tactical and stored aircraft on D-M worth more than $32 billion dollars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Airman 1st Class Ray Laymon, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, demonstrates the proper use of placing handcuffs on a suspect. The 355th SFS vision statement reads, "Strong, steady and ready to provide peerless security force protection and flexible combat support both at home and abroad." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Airman 1st Class Ray Laymon, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, demonstrates the proper use of placing handcuffs on a suspect. The 355th SFS vision statement reads, "Strong, steady and ready to provide peerless security force protection and flexible combat support both at home and abroad." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Master Sgt. John Badey, 355th Security Forces Squadron member and combat arms instructor assists a student at the firearms range at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Jan. 15. Sergeant Badey ensures the overall firearms qualification of more than 6,500 military personnel on D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Master Sgt. John Badey, 355th Security Forces Squadron member and combat arms instructor assists a student at the firearms range at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Jan. 15. Sergeant Badey ensures the overall firearms qualification of more than 6,500 military personnel on D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Master Sgt. John Badey, 355th Security Forces Squadron member and combat arms instructor assists a student at the firearms range at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Jan. 15. Sergeant Badey ensures the overall firearms qualification of more than 6,500 military personnel on D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

Master Sgt. John Badey, 355th Security Forces Squadron member and combat arms instructor assists a student at the firearms range at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Jan. 15. Sergeant Badey ensures the overall firearms qualification of more than 6,500 military personnel on D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)


Unit:
355th Security Forces Squadron

Brief History:
The 355th Security Forces Squadron was constituted as the 355th Air Police Squadron, activated on 3 Nov 1965. It was redesignated as the 355th Security Police Squadron on 15 May 1967 and inactivated on 10 Dec 1970. The squadron was re-activated on 30 Sep 1976, inactivated on 1 Oct 1981, and re-activated once again on 1 May 1992. Finally, the squadron was redesignated as the 355th Security Forces Squadron on 1 Jul 1997.

Slogan:
"Defenders, Two to the Chest and One to the Head"

Nickname:
Desert Defenders

Mission Statement:
The 355th Security Forces Squadron mission is to protect, defend, and fight to enable Air Force, Joint and Coalition mission success.

Vision Statement:
Develop and deploy trained, resilient and capable combat-ready Defenders worldwide. Execute superb Integrated Defense and mission-focused base support at home station 24/7/365 while taking care of our people, optimizing our resources and infrastructure.

Description:
Team consists of 300+ military and civilian personnel