Security Forces, check in!

Discussion in 'The US Air Force Forum' started by MrMurphy, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. 5madman2

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    I was there in 91, but was deployed to Desert Shield at the time of the incident. We heard about it over there almost real time. One of the guys wives called and said she heard something about 18 cops being relieved.

    Within a few minutes we had figured out what happened, what flight and area supervisor was on duty.

    The Griffiss cop unit as a whole was a mess. The flight on duty for the incident was a complete basket case-shoulda been broken up years prior and put into other flights-leadership changes never fixed it.

    They fired the commander, Ops Officer, and Op supt. over that one. I don't think they went far enough. They should fired every TSgt and above that had been there more than 5 years. They had a bad problem with homesteading

    I got back from Mideast in Apr 91, put in worldwide anywhere, and left for England in Oct 91. Was pretty happy to get out of that dump
     
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    We had 3 Avoid Ambers today, with the same guys, over 4 hours.


    Amazing....
     

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    I was at Dyess when it was SAC from 1986-1990.
    We must have had about 500 cops there at that time between SP and LE.
    The commander was Col Ralph Beckett. He ended up being in Germany I think when the air show crash happened.
    I would like to get back in touch with anyone who served there those years.
     
  4. paperboy

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    Enlisted as a Security Specialist '83 to '87.Stationed at Hickam AFB 15th SPS.A PACAF trained killer.
     
  5. DyessSP

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    Hickam... tough duty, beach patrol?:)
     
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    Beach patrol was a must.I can't count the times we spotted some very dangerous weapons being smuggled in bikinis.
     
  7. concealedcarry

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    USAF Security Police K-9 Sentry Dog Handler at Glasgow AFB 1964- 1966 with 91 st Bomb Wing, Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam Dec 1966 to Dec 1967 31st Security Police K-9 Sentry Dog Handler.

    Chrome Dome, Broken Arrow, Seven-Hi, All SAC terms back then...Anyone remember them?
     
  8. DyessSP

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    Oh you've been "Sac-em-sized"!

    That is all I knew was SAC. Some of these guys today don't understand what it was like for sure
     
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    I am currently in AFROTC yet I have rencently received my job title as an SF Officer. What are some good base choices? pros and cons? What base for LE, ECT. Thanks
     
  10. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Edwards and Nellis get a lot of LE action from what other people i work with have told me formerly based there.


    I'm in Aviano, great base for traveling but the SF side is kind of screwy as we're heavy on the security side, but also have a lot of LE stuff going on. And the base isn't one base, it's 3 major seperate areas and 2 more we also cover.

    They just trimmed down some of our LTs, causing us to lose 3 great officers, so I don't think you have a shot here. :)
     
  11. meeko

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    Personally I would stay away from any command bases (Scott, Offutt,Etc and the AF Academy. Too much drama and overhead is worried about petty stuff. Malmstrom Montana was nice they wigged out about every 18 months or so on ORI inspections but thats anywhere. MT was pretty nice at least on the mobile fire team side of the house. I'm not sure about Germany and England they use to have alot of NATO tac evals in the 80's and such not sure about now.

    Not to get on a soap box but, As a 20 plus year enlisted cop both active and ANG. Let your NCO's run thier flights. They for the most part are proffessional and have a lot of experience and will share that with you if you let them. If you stand quietly behind them as a shift commander etc and go to bat for them. They will make you shine. You will hear every exagerated accusation from the base populace on your troops performance (basically trying to detract from the fact they had the ticket coming) Good luck
     
  12. concealedcarry

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    I would look for a base that has little or nothing to do with long range bombers, missles. Those bases are heavy on security. Look for a base oriented towards support or transportation. I have heard that Myrtle Beach AFB or maybe Charleston, SC could be a good assignment. Good luck.
     
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    MrMurphy I believe we went to tech school together. Basic training as well..

    I was your laundry chief for a while, no?

    You were team 1?
     
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    Iwas a LE Superintendent at Nells and it is one busy place but the overall command is chicken**** and it's a showplace of the AF due to the mission, I'd try to stay away. Elmendorf was awesome and another very busy place, kicked back, good base if you like hunting, fishing and very cold weather. Vandenberg in California is another good one due to their mission.
     
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    LE at
    Nellis 80-82
    Izmir Turkey 82-84
    Chanute 84-88
    Hess Oldendorf Germany 88-91
    Ramstien 91-98

    Great years great people.
     
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    DyessSP, Col Ralph Beckett, wow I haven't heard that name for years. I was an SP stationed at Ramstein AB from 88-92. The airshow disaster happened in Aug 88 IIRC and yes Col Beckett was Group Commander during that time. Col Beckett made a lot of enemies while he was there and was finally "fired" by a new Wing Commander (Col Carpentier) who was supposidlly brought in just to fire Col Beckett. One of the many things that he did was something called the 10% club. If you were within 10% of your maximum weight, he put you on a weight loss and physical fitness program. Where the problem came in, was you had so long to get under 10%, if you didn't he booted you. Having a couple of cold ones with the Operations, NCOIC a few days after Col Beckett was fired, Col Beckett told him that he had been given the choice of the Pentagon or retirement of which he chose the Pentagon, but he would never hold another command position again. I guess to many IG complaints. One night before all that transpired, myself and SSgt Collins were working CSC, when Col Beckett came in. He was hammered and he sat down and started talking to us about the weight program. His call sign was "chicken little", he asked us if we knew why, we both said no and he said "its because I'm the smallest SP Col in the Air Force". To make a long story short, apparently he was in during Vietnam and had a weight problem and he had a commander ride him about it.

    Memories:)
    odie072
     
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    1978 - 1998

    Ramstein
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    Various TDAs, TDYs, and SDAs.

    There are no little green men at area 51; they are not little, they are not green, and they are not at area 51 ... ;)
     
  18. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    Have also spent time counting the rivets on a F15! Who could forget changing batteries in the taz equipment. Lots of fun.
     
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    Well, I am proud to say that I will be joining you folks that have served in the AF under what ever name they have given this duty over the years.

    Aug. 7th I ship out to basic and then off to Tech school for 3P011

    I will be reading over this thread when I can. And look forward to any advice you all could give.

    Thanks,
    Aaron C.
     
  20. mark666

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    I was air crew from 77-85 and spent lots of time at Clark, Murphy’s was great we used to hang at the 4Aces and Christens near the Marlin Mansion. To experience a real raunchy place we used to take the cherries the Fire Empire. I then spent 2 years as a base training NCO, I hated that so much I became a security specialist 88-03 retired out of SF. Good troops, good toys and lots of mind numbing boredom. What other job can you watch snow pile on a fence for 13 hours at a Northern Tier base because the alarms are down? Or drink so much So Ju that you can’t remember your name?