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Poll: Air Force Security Forces - PHOENIX RAVEN The PHOENIX RAVEN program was implemented in 1997 after two children stowed away in the wheel well of an unsecured C-141 in Mongo-lia and an aircraft, guarded by host nation forces, was damaged at a Senegalese ai

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Posted over 4 years ago

 

So what do you all think about the Raven Program and how it benefits the Air Force?


 Air Force Security Forces - PHOENIX RAVEN


The PHOENIX RAVEN program was implemented in 1997 after two children stowed away in the wheel well of an unsecured C-141 in Mongo-lia and an aircraft, guarded by host nation forces, was damaged at a Senegalese airfield. The Commander of AMC determined that although geographic commanders had overall force protection (FP) responsibility in their Areas of Responsibility, providing adequate FP was problematic in locations without U.S. military presence.


Ravens travel in teams of 2-4, or 3-6 as aircrew members on AMC mis-sions as designated by the AMC Threat Working Group. The Raven teams help detect, deter and counter threats to AMC aircraft by per-forming close-in aircraft security, advising aircrews on force protection measures, conducting airfield assessments, and assisting aircrews in the performance of their duties when not performing their primary security duties. Phoenix Raven teams work on all types of AMC airlift missions including theater support missions, contingencies, exercises or deploy-ments. In addition to those missions specifically identified by the AMC/TWG, wing commanders may also direct Phoenix Raven teams accom-pany home-station airlift and tanker missions. Ultimately however, a Phoenix Raven team on an airlift mission is an assigned aircrew member and reports directly to the aircraft commander.


All certified Phoenix Ravens maintain a high level of physical fitness and training to complete the mission. To become certified, Ravens attend an intensive two-week, 16-hour-a-day course covering such sub-jects as cross-cultural awareness, legal considerations, embassy opera-tions, airfield survey techniques, explosive ordnance awareness, aircraft searches, and unarmed self-defense techniques. Phoenix Raven training is designed to provide security forces members with the skills required for their unique mission and builds on the basic security force skills taught at the SF academy.

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This post talks about how the Raven program came about and basically what the job entales.  I would like to hear some insight from my group members on what they think?

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Holy cow these are some duties!  After I read this I have to admit.... My jaw dropped!... And here I want you to come to KAFB!  They don't have anything this advanced! I guess theres always Alamogordo??  I am curious about the theater mission though? What is that?


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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

I am looking into Security forces for the AF. How do you qualify for the Ravens? and how do i make sure im not checking IDs and taps at a gate... i want an exciting job with the Security forces.

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

The Security Forces career field is tough, but being a Raven is a high light for sure.  After you graduate the SF tech school you have to be stationed at an AMC base that has a Raven program.  Then if you qualify the squadron will send you to Raven school which is a rigorous two week school.  It is a great job!

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Rate This | Posted about 3 years ago

 

Just swore into the Air Force a few weeks ago, and my occupation will hopefully be Security Forces. I've heard a little about the Phoenix Ravens program and I would love to be able to participate in it at some point in my Air Force career! The 820th Base Defense Group Squadron sounds like an interesting opportunity as well:)