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SFS members guard Air Force One

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Eight members of the 30th Security Forces Squadron here were assigned the duty of guarding Air Force One during President Barack Obama's visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 16-24.

While the president addressed the people of Brazil, 30th SFS personnel along with support from other commands provided security for Air Force One, the official Air Force aircraft used in the transportation of the President of the United States.

This temporary duty assignment was an opportunity for 30th Space Wing personnel to serve and protect a national asset.  

"Guarding Air Force One and meeting the agents and personnel behind the scenes shows how much hard work goes into such a short trip," said John Hurst, a 30th SFS investigator. "Being able to go and experience different places and cultures is what makes security forces a one of a kind job."