Along with providing installation protection and security, 88 SFS manages one of the most tasked military working dog section, has one of the largest integrated defense system alarm programs and operates one of the busiest pass and registration programs in the Air Force.
Despite the high tempo for the 88 SFS at Wright-Patterson AFB, the defenders are able to seamlessly accomplish their routine operations within the squadron such as deployments, program readiness and weapons training.
“I have an incredible sense of pride that the 88th Security Forces Squadron is part of Team Wright-Patt,” said Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander. “I cannot be more honored that our defenders here have been recognized as the best of the best in the Air Force. They have a tremendous responsibility to keep this installation protected, safe and secure 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every day they are entrusted to make decisions to meet that ends and sometimes those difficult decisions can be a matter of life or death. This award just validated that they can do that and do it very well.”
The 88 SFS are also the winners of the 2016 Air Force Materiel Command’s Largest Security Force Unit. The 2018 Verne Orr will be presented by the Air Force Association during the 2018 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition this September in Washington, D.C.