Last updated: 11/20/2019
Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Street Address
1300 Femoyer StreetLackland Air Force Base, TX 78236
Mailing Address
5206 George AveLackland Air Force Base, TX 78236

Hours

Wednesday, Friday
9 AM - 3 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday - Tuesday, Saturday
closed
Closed Federal Holidays.

Admissions

The Museums on JBSA Lackland are free and open to the public. As they are on a US military installation, visitor passes are required. Please visit here to read access requirements: https://www.airmenheritage.com/plan-your-viset

Free

Staff

Description
About

The USAF Security Forces Museum is the only one in the world that tells the Security Police historiography. The Museum’s Archival Repository contains historical documents, photographs, films, videos, audio tapes, magazines, newspapers and military memorabilia.

It is located on Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen and their families are welcome to come and visit the "home" of the Army Air Corps Military Police, USAF Air Police, Security Police and modern day Security Forces and discover their history and heritage.

Support

The Museum is supported in part by the Security Forces Museum Foundation. Learn more at: https://securityforcesmuseumfoundation.org.

Exhibits

Security Forces is the largest career field in the Air Force with one in five Airmen being a Defender. Explore the different jobs within this career, and see how the career field has changed through time.

Through out the museum are many displays, and memorials acknowledging the achievements and honoring memories of Defenders from 1948 till today. With a special place of honor for fallen Defenders.

Mission

The United States Security Police Museum (renamed the USAF Security Forces Museum in 2007) was established on November 5, 1979 to honor all Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired Air Force Security Police personnel and to preserve the history and heritage of the career field.

History

The United States Security Police Museum was established on November 5, 1979. On 31 October 1997, the Security Police became the Security Forces, with all individual specialties being merged into one Security Forces specialist AFSC. The Security Forces brought back the principles of Safe Side, transforming the Security Forces into a combat force. The Museum was renamed the USAF Security Forces Museum in 2007 to reflect the career field's more robust mission.

Artifact Collections

The exhibits contain a variety of artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of the career field. From uniforms representing all eras, meaningful oral histories, and one of the largest [demilled] weapons collections in the US Air Force Museum System. Due to staffing, only Items on display may be viewed. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Research Collections

The Museum’s Archival Repository contains historical documents, photographs, films, videos, audio tapes, magazines, newspapers and military memorabilia. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Governance
We Are A Federal Museum

The USAF Security Forces Museum is an Annex of the USAF Airman Heritage Museum. USAF Field Museums display items on loan from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (The museum used to be a standalone USAF Field Museum. However, due to recently enforced Air Force Instructions, only one field museum may be located on an installation.)

Supported By

The Museum is supported in part by the Security Forces Museum Foundation. Learn more at: https://securityforcesmuseumfoundation.org.

Services
Schedule an Event

To schedule a group event, tour, or reserve space at the museum please visit: https://www.airmenheritage.com/scheadual-an-event

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