Kirtland AFB Security Forces Squadron to Become Group

8/12/2011 – KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.  — The 377th Security Forces Group will activate here Monday, Aug. 15, in a ceremony at 8 a.m., marking the unit’s transition from a squadron to a group.

Approximately 600 Airmen will make up the group, which will consist of two squadrons – the 377th Security Forces Squadron and the 377th Weapons System Security Squadron – and a robust group headquarters element. A colonel will command the 377 SFG.

“This significant milestone organizes the unit into a more task-focused entity and increases senior leadership oversight,” said Lt. Col. Jason Beers, current 377 SFS commander and designated interim commander for the new 377 SFG.

Security Forces Defenders at Kirtland AFB protect the 21,000 people who work on the installation, the largest employer in New Mexico.

Security Forces Airmen deploy worldwide and execute the mission of nuclear and non-nuclear weapons system security, physical and information security, integrated base defense, combat arms, law enforcement, antiterrorism, resource protection, military working dogs, and corrections.

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