355th SFS: a day in the life of a defender

U.S. Air Force military working dog Ootter, assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, barks at another 355th SFS member during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force military working dog Ootter, assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, barks at another 355th SFS member during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron salute during a guard mount formation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron salute during a guard mount formation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

A U.S. Air Force military working dog trainer assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, runs from Ootter, 355th SFS MWD, during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. MWDs and their handlers support the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

A U.S. Air Force military working dog trainer assigned to the 355th Security Forces Squadron, runs from Ootter, 355th SFS MWD, during a demonstration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. MWDs and their handlers support the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shannon Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Security Forces Squadron commander support staff personnel, update records at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shannon Lagapa-Talbott, 355th Security Forces Squadron commander support staff personnel, update records at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron participate in a guard mount formation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend, and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron participate in a guard mount formation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend, and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Beasley, 355th Security Forces Squadron trainer, inspects an Airman’s dress and appearance during a guard mount formation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Beasley, 355th Security Forces Squadron trainer, inspects an Airman’s dress and appearance during a guard mount formation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, writes a ticket at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, writes a ticket at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Phillip West, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, welcomes an Airman to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Phillip West, 355th Security Forces Squadron member, welcomes an Airman to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2016. The 355th SFS mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

The 355th Security Forces Squadron mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. Security Forces members are responsible for ensuring the safety of base weapons, property and personnel from hostile forces. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

The 355th Security Forces Squadron mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. Security Forces members are responsible for ensuring the safety of base weapons, property and personnel from hostile forces. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- The 355th Security Forces Squadron mission is to protect, defend and fight to enable Air Force, joint and coalition mission success. Security Forces members are responsible for ensuring the safety of base weapons, property and personnel from hostile forces. The 355th SFS consists of over 300 military and civilian personnel.