"The concept for this logo was created with the USAF Air Police, Security Police, Security Forces and CATM career fields in mind" said John Shanks, Founder and Co-Chair of the association. Shanks continued "We started with the USAF Police Shield which has been the most common symbol of USAF Police. We then added the globe that signifies the places where USAF Police perform their duties worldwide. Behind the shield and globe is the sky that starts dark representing the night and lightens to the daylight, signifying that USAF Police are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We then put all of this into a traditional command crest that USAF Police Forces wore on their berets for decades. Finally we added our name to complete the logo."
The logo was first introduced to our Facebook members on Nov 20th at 5:00 PM (EST) and the response was overwhelmingly positive. More than 100 likes and 20 positive comments were made within the first 45 minutes of being posted. USAF Police Alumni Association member Randall Conrad was the 100th person to like the new logo and will receive a special gift from the association when the first items are made with the logo on it.
Within the first hour, CMSgt Lee Beausoleil (USAF retired) who suggested that everyone change their profile picture to the new logo until Monday, Nov 24th. Immediately people started changing their profile photo to the new logo including the entire board of directors.
Thanks Chief Beausoleil for your wonderful suggestion and your service to this great nation of ours.
Other comments on the Facebook Page include:
PH: Very Well Done! I like it and I'm a Life Member of AFSFA and served in the career field just shy of 30 years.
DB: Outstanding! Love the design. It will market itself on not only beret crests, but lapel pins/tietacs/hat pins, tshirts, coffee mugs, window stickers, etc. You are limited to your imagination!
LL: Now this is Awesome!
JR: Some good ole sp researchers got a great product.
"The association plans to make several logo items available, but it will take some time" said Greg Autry, Co-Chair of the Association." The Association plans to start with taking orders in early 2015 for one or two items, probably a challenge coin and beret crest for starters. As the association grows, it will use proceeds from the sale of these items to finance the website and association, but most importantly will create a charitable fund to help families of wounded and fallen USAF Police.
Please forward this email to anyone who loves the USAF and USAF Police and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to visit the USAF Police Alumni Association website to learn more about our great career field.
*** The USAF Police Alumni Association is an all inclusive association every individual who has ever served as a USAF Air Policeman, Security Policeman, Security Forces or Combat Arms Maintenance and Training Airman, NCO, Senior NCO or Officer. Our goal and mission is simple, to protect and preserve the proud history and traditions of the USAF Police career fields and to honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served this great country of ours. We will maintain an online virtual USAF Police Museum and an online USAF Police Memorial, both can be found at www.usafpolice.org.
We do not claim to be the only group representing USAF Police and we recognize and honor all groups on Facebook or on the internet that honor USAF Police or any other veteran association. There is plenty of room for everyone and we appreciate each group for the work they are doing and the time and effort they are putting into representing the largest career field in the United States Air Force.
God Speed Defenders, thank you for your service and your dedication to duty. Semper Defender!
John E. Shanks (USAF retired)
Founder & Co-Chair
USAF Police Alumni Association
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