The United States Air Force Security Forces is a highly trained group of individuals sworn to protect the people, property, and resources on every Air Force base. Security Forces specialists must undergo extensive training in law enforcement and combat tactics, and they must prove they have what it takes to protect from any threat, both foreign and domestic.
From time to time, the troops like to have a little fun, too. A recently resurfaced music video created by a handful of individuals in the force outlines their day-to-day lives and explains what it was like to be a part of the team.
The incredibly well-produced music video is credited to TSgt Torrey Kilpatrick, TSgt Darrin Tullis and SrA Jonathan Williams. Produced by Yung Lando, the beat is catchy, with lyrics that talk about the daily life of Security Forces Airmen.
Check out the music video below:
“They say provide preeminent combat capability across the spectrum of conflict, right? Let’s talk about it then,” the lyrics begin before jumping into the rap.
“SF, a lot of pride. We unified. Base defense is what we provide,” the lyrics continue, referring to the Security Forces’ main role. “Detect, delay, deter, deny.”
While the music video is an entertaining way to inform the listener of the Security Forces’ role in the Air Force, the lyrics communicate the very real dangers faced by the Airmen on a day-to-day basis.
“When’s the last time you ever had a life in your hands? Had to fight for your life for a couple of nights in a foreign land, like Afghanistan?” one of the men asks in the video.
The Security Forces’ lineage can be traced back to WWII. Since then, the SF has gone through a number of name changes, including Military Police, Air Police and Security Police. Since 1997, their name has remained the same.