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Security Forces Returns From Kenya Deployment

Image of Master Sgt. Christopher Ebeling, 366th Security Forces superintendent of installations security, snaps a selfie with U.S. Air Force Security Forces from various bases on a C-17 Hercules in Djibouti, Africa. The Airmen were headed to Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Msgt. Christopher Ebeling)

Master Sgt. Christopher Ebeling, 366th Security Forces superintendent of installations security, snaps a selfie with U.S. Air Force Security Forces from various bases on a C-17 Hercules in Djibouti, Africa. The Airmen were headed to Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Msgt. Christopher Ebeling)

Image of Senior Airman John Dantoni, 366th Security Forces Response Force member, smiles with a child in a Kenyan village. Before this picture was taken, Dantoni taught the child how to open a soda. (Photo courtesy of SrA John Dantoni)

Senior Airman John Dantoni, 366th Security Forces Response Force member, smiles with a child in a Kenyan village. Before this picture was taken, Dantoni taught the child how to open a soda. (Photo courtesy of SrA John Dantoni)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Id -- 366th Security Forces members recently returned from a 6-month deployment, marking the first time an Air Force unit operated in Manda Bay, Kenya.

During their time in Kenya, the Airmen built a U.S. Air Force Base Defense Operations Center in 12 days.

“We established base security which included building a base operations center, creating a full operations schedule and refortifying deficiencies in physical structures,” said Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Couchman, 366th SFS response force leader.

The Airmen also worked with the host nation, helping to ensure stability within the region.

“The Airmen made the deployment,” said Master Sgt. Christopher Ebeling, 366th SFS superintendent of installations security. “I could not have asked for a better group of defenders to be the first Air Force security forces team in Kenya.”