Dobbins security forces win big for 2017
By Senior Airman Justin Clayvon , 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 09, 2018
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.