Originally Posted by ourflat
We've called them Security Forces
Yeah - I'm going back to the 1960's when I was in SAC. A lot has changed since then.
But there was two separate branches of security in SAC when I was in - the Air Police wore the pretty uniforms with the white hats and pistols,etc. They were stationed at the gates and patrolled the base with the exception of the flight lines and Alert areas. The guys on the flight line wore fatigues ( I told you this was in the 1960's during the Cold War
). They carried rifles,guarded the airplanes and controlled entry to the Alert areas. They also worked with the dogs in the Alert areas.