610th Security Forces Squadron

Summary

610th Security Forces Squadron
Emblem of the 610th Security Forces Squadron, JRB Fort Worth.jpg
Emblem of the 610th Security Forces Squadron
ActiveAs AFRES Ground Combat Readiness Center (1990–1995)
As 610 SFS (1995-2015)
Branch United States Air Force
TypeMilitary police
RoleAir base defense
Motto(s)Defensor Fortis[1]
Commanders
Final CommanderLt. Col. Goodenough
Final Senior Elisted LeaderCMSgt Ferguson
Insignia
Beret FlashUSAF Security Forces beret flash.jpg
Occupation BadgeUnited States Air Force Force Protection Badge.svg

The 610th Security Forces Squadron (610 SFS) is a United States Air Force Reserve unit located at the Naval Air Station JRB Fort Worth. The unit is unique as it does not serve a law enforcement purpose on the base, but instead focuses on combat readiness. The unit was originally designated AFRES Ground Combat Readiness Center and was re-designated 610 SFS in November 1995.[2] The 610th SFS has officially shut its doors on 1 October 2015, due to the federal budget for FY 2016. Most of the traditional reservists merged with the 301st Security Forces Squadron, which is co-located on the same installation with the 610th SFS.[3]

Mission

To organize, train, and equip to meet worldwide contingency and Air Expeditionary Force requirements. And, to develop, manage, and execute ground combat skills and other readiness related training activities directed by HQ Air Force Reserve Command.

Training Courses

There were nine training courses operated by the 610 SFS, including the Patriot Defender course located at Fort Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas.[4]

Deployment History

The 610 SFS had deployed five times to Afghanistan, three times to Iraq, twice to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Puerto Rico, as well as once to eleven other sites. In addition, it had conducted joint training with No. 2620 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment, a field squadron at RAF Marham, United Kingdom. [5][6]

References

  1. ^ Latin phrase translation.com Literally, "Protector of the Powerful", but per Pinckney 148, intended as "Defender of the Force".
  2. ^ "610 SFS". Together We Served. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  3. ^ "President's Budget Request restores manpower to the Air Force Reserve". Air Force Reserve Command. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Camp Wolters". Bryan Bagnall. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Air Force Reserve Security Forces return from Saudi Arabia". 301st Fighter Wing. Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Buying the Base". Free Library. Retrieved 8 May 2013.