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Our first Facebook Q & A: Security forces

By Tanya Schusler
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

If you love security forces, you’re in luck because our first-ever Facebook Q & A will focus on it. Follow along or ask questions on the official Air Force Facebook page April 24 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. CDT. The conversation will continue on the Air Force Recruiting Service Facebook page from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. CDT. The chat will feature Staff Sgt. Steven D. Koster, 343rd Training Squadron security forces technical training instructor, and Capt. Gilbert S. Wyche II, 343rd TRS operations officer for security forces ground combat training.

SF FB chat 4.2014

Koster is assigned to the 343rd TRS at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  After graduating from basic military training and technical training, his first duty assignment was the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During this assignment, Koster was certified in a variety of duty positions, including response force member and leader, installation patrolman, base defense operations center controller, noncommissioned officer in charge of police services, crime prevention officer, bike patrol flight chief, and Raven RQ 11B pilot. He has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

Wyche is assigned to the 343rd TRS at Camp Bullis, Texas. He oversees the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center accredited initial skills training courses for all security forces officers and enlisted Airmen at Camp Bullis. He also manages 10 geographically separated training areas spread across 29,000 acres and accounts for $10 million in equipment. Wyche entered the Air Force in 2006 after graduating as a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Clemson University. He completed Security Forces Officer Technical School in 2006 as well. He has served as a flight commander, officer in charge of logistics and resources and operations officer at various stateside and overseas bases. As a security forces officer, Wyche has deployed on three joint expeditionary taskings with the U.S. Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Changing the way the military communicates

DOD released an interesting story today regarding how DOD has its sights set on changing the way we communicate.  Story is posted here.  There’s an effort moving forward to harness more emerging technologies, and mediums like blogging and video-sharing.  The story highlights Mr. Price Floyd, the Pentagon’s new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs. 

Air Force PA has recently started to move in this direction with recent additions, like this blog, live-Twitter feeds from bases supporting the front lines, Airmen blogging about their personal experiences and the re-design and release of Air Force Link, which now offers a feed-back mechanism for comments.  Expect more from military communicators in the future.