96th Security Forces Squadron Welcomes Back Deployers – Wins Best in AFMC

2/9/2015 – Airmen with the 96th Security Forces Squadron pose with hands showing they are number one in Air Force Materiel Command after winning the 2014 award for “Outstanding Large Security Forces Unit” during a squadron homecoming ceremony Feb. 6. Eglin senior leadership welcomed 39 “Defenders” back from a six-month deployment to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar where they made a direct contribution to Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve While deployed, the Defenders safeguarded 9,400 coalition force personnel, 67 power projection aircraft and $10 billion in war fighting assets, enabling the successful execution of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing’s combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chrissy Cuttita)

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