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Dobbins security forces win big for 2017

Staff Sgt. Brandon Dendy is a 94th Security Forces Squadron response force member. His desire to help people is the reason he became a police officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Park)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Dendy is a 94th Security Forces Squadron response force member. His desire to help people is the reason he became a police officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Park)

Staff Sgt. Warren Powell, 94th Airlift Wing combat arms instructor, scores a target during a small arms qualification process Jan. 9, 2015 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. To qualify, shooters must have 35 shots hit the green area of the target. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Andrew J. Park)

Staff Sgt. Warren Powell, 94th Airlift Wing combat arms instructor, scores a target during a small arms qualification process Jan. 9, 2015 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. To qualify, shooters must have 35 shots hit the green area of the target. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Andrew J. Park)

Staff Sgt. Adam Pollow, 94th Security Forces Squadron member, takes down Tech. Sgt. Michael Sapanza, 94th SFS member who was portraying the active shooter, during a training exercise in the 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron April 23, 2015, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. The 94th SFS provides active shooter training throughout the year and for individual units and organizations on the base to be better prepared for a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel Phelps)

Staff Sgt. Adam Pollow, 94th Security Forces Squadron member, takes down Tech. Sgt. Michael Sapanza, 94th SFS member who was portraying the active shooter, during a training exercise in the 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron April 23, 2015, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. The 94th SFS provides active shooter training throughout the year and for individual units and organizations on the base to be better prepared for a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel Phelps)

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- --

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- The 94th Security Forces Squadron was recently awarded Outstanding Security Base Operations Support Unit of the Year by Air Force Reserve Command for its accomplishments throughout 2017.

The award recognizes the squadron’s outstanding individual achievements and performance in keeping Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the local community safe.

“Security is always needed to make airpower happen,” said Senior Master Sgt. Engle Coulter, 94th SFS operations superintendent. “It’s an all-hands-on-deck team effort for us to come together and show flexibility in order to support missions like protecting the gate and flight line, visits from distinguished visitors, RAVEN missions, displays, and deploying overseas.”

The squadron also won 94th Airlift Wing Unit of the Year award for 2017.

This wing-level award recognizes units that demonstrate the capability to excel and those that have made significant contributions to the wing throughout the year. Nearly 200 security forces Airmen – comprised of active guard reservists and traditional reservists – worked together to achieve the wing’s mission of providing mission ready forces.

The 94th SFS defenders consistently exhibit flexibility and selflessness by accommodating ad hoc requests with limited time and resources, said Coulter.

“The Airmen sacrifice time away from family and civilian jobs to work long shifts,” Coulter said. “The team works so hard doing significantly more with less to make the impossible happen.”

Two recent examples of this include supporting sudden visits from both the president and vice president of the United States on separate occasions.