435 SFS Recognized: Best Small Security Forces Unit

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

May 28, 2020 | Originally published by Non-lethal Weapons Program on April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 —

The 435th Security Forces Squadron received the Best Small Security Forces Unit Award for 2019 in all of U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).

Each year, security forces units across the Air Force compete in their major command (MAJCOM) for the best small, medium, and large unit awards. The award recognizes the Airmen’s hard work and dedication to the mission.

“Our unit accomplished so many things this past year, but a couple of the really big lifts were running the Ground Combat Readiness Training Center for USAFE-AFAFRICA,” said Maj. Paul Dinkins, 435th SFS Commander. “This last year was important due to all the new training courses that were rolled out as a part of the Year of the Defender Initiative. Our team taught over 30 courses and spent over 240 days of training, making Defenders more lethal and ready for the current challenges we might face.”