HomeNews

Top Cop motivates Security Forces

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, meets with Security Forces Airmen during his first visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, meets with Security Forces Airmen during his first visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Airman 1st Class Seth James, left, and Senior Airman Jared Hawley, both Phoenix Raven team members with the 60th Security Forces Squadron, search for threats during a crucible training demonstration June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The crucible is a highly intense scenario intentionally designed to stress participants to improve proficiency in responding to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Airman 1st Class Seth James, left, and Senior Airman Jared Hawley, both Phoenix Raven team members with the 60th Security Forces Squadron, search for threats during a crucible training demonstration June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The crucible is a highly intense scenario intentionally designed to stress participants to improve proficiency in responding to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Senior Airman Jared Hawley, 60th Security Forces Phoenix Raven, tries to take down the “redman” during a crucible training demonstration June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. “Redman,” a combative portion of the crucible, is a highly intense scenario intentionally designed to stress participants to improve proficiency in responding to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Senior Airman Jared Hawley, 60th Security Forces Phoenix Raven, tries to take down the “redman” during a crucible training demonstration June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. “Redman,” a combative portion of the crucible, is a highly intense scenario intentionally designed to stress participants to improve proficiency in responding to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, right, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, observes as 60th Security Forces Squadron members conduct combative drills during crucible training June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, right, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, observes as 60th Security Forces Squadron members conduct combative drills during crucible training June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, center, Security Forces career field manager, and Chief Master Sgt. Steven West, right, mobilization augmentee to the Security Forces career field manager, speak with Security Forces Airmen during a visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Lewis and West visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, center, Security Forces career field manager, and Chief Master Sgt. Steven West, right, mobilization augmentee to the Security Forces career field manager, speak with Security Forces Airmen during a visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Lewis and West visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Military working dog Aarapaho receives some attention from her handler, Staff Sgt. Alexa Ammerman, 60th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, after successfully completing a training exercise June 24, 2021 at Travis Air Force Base, California. Military working dogs are used in patrol, drug and explosive detection and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Military working dog Aarapaho receives some attention from her handler, Staff Sgt. Alexa Ammerman, 60th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, after successfully completing a training exercise June 24, 2021 at Travis Air Force Base, California. Military working dogs are used in patrol, drug and explosive detection and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roniel Tolentino, 60th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, is apprehended by MWD Aarapaho during a training session June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Military working dogs are used in patrol, drug and explosive detection and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roniel Tolentino, 60th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, is apprehended by MWD Aarapaho during a training session June 24, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Military working dogs are used in patrol, drug and explosive detection and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Members assigned to the 60th Security Forces Squadron search for threats during active shooter training June 24, 2021, at the Emergency Responder Urban Training Site, Travis Air Force Base, California. Made out of fabricated shipping containers, the ERUTS is intended to provide emergency responders with a wide variety of layouts and the capability to conduct full-scale scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Members assigned to the 60th Security Forces Squadron search for threats during active shooter training June 24, 2021, at the Emergency Responder Urban Training Site, Travis Air Force Base, California. Made out of fabricated shipping containers, the ERUTS is intended to provide emergency responders with a wide variety of layouts and the capability to conduct full-scale scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, meets with Security Forces Airmen during his first visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, meets with Security Forces Airmen during his first visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, meets with Security Forces Airmen during his first visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 10 of 10

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, meets with Security Forces Airmen during his first visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, June 24, 2021. Collins visited Travis AFB to better understand the base defense culture and observe how the members of its Security Forces perform their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Travis Air Force Base, California --

Brig. Gen. Roy Collins, director of Security Forces and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager, visited Travis Air Force Base, California, June 23-26, to observe firsthand how the members of the base’s Security Forces perform their mission.

Collins provides policy and oversight for protecting Air Force resources from terrorism, criminal acts, sabotage and acts of war and ensures Security Forces are trained, equipped and ready to support contingency and exercise plans.

The tour highlighted demonstrations from the Phoenix Raven crucible training program, combat arms and maintenance training, Emergency Responder Urban Training Site exercises and a display of the first automated drone-based monitoring and perimeter security system on a U.S. Air Force installation.

“Every time we go to one of our bases and get to talk to our Defenders and see your mission, we always find something each of those units is doing differently to get our defenders ready for the fight they may one day end up in,” Collins said after a demonstration by the base’s Phoenix Ravens. “This is one of the better events being achieved that I’ve seen. When you start talking about hard and realistic training, this nails all of that.”

Collins also used the tour to field questions and listen to the personal experiences and concerns of several Airmen.

“The benefits of these visits are that we get to see you doing your job every single day,” Collins said to a group of Defenders during the visit. “Every mission is truly different — every face is unique and you all have your own story.”

Collins engaged with Defenders from the 60th Security Forces Squadron, 821st Contingency Response Squadron, 921st Contingency Response Squadron and the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron via a Security Forces all-call, looking at upgrades to Travis AFB Defenders’ ballistic protection armor and recognizing several individual Airmen for outstanding performance.

“Never forget one of your biggest responsibilities: you have an obligation to defend the installation — that’s why you’re here,” Lewis said, speaking at a pre-shift official formation guard mount. “There’s no other set of Airmen that do exactly what you do on a daily basis.

For Collins and Lewis, the mission exceeds or fails on how their Defenders choose to respond to any given situation. At the end of the tour that one thing was made abundantly evident to Collins.

“I can you look at your team and ask: are you ready? Clearly, you are ready for this.”

Facebook

Twitter

Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
5,380
Follow Us
YouTube Blog RSS Instagram Pinterest Vine Flickr