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Freedom Through Vigilance Association

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Special request for the family of MSgt Garshasb (USAF Ret)

Hall of Honor: The Hall of Honor was created in 1983. It honors individuals who served with great distinction and contributed immeasurably to successful mission accomplishment. The Hall of Honor preserves the legacy of those who have gone before, highlights their deeds, and honors their contributions to the nation. For more information on the Hall of Honor, click here
What is the Freedom Through Vigilance Association? The Freedom Through Vigilance Association (FTVA) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to the support and perpetuation of the objectives of the U.S. Air Force and USAF Security Service and its successor organizations. Click here for more information. For FTVA chapter information Click here
FTVA Vigilant Partners Program: The FTVA realizes its objectives, in part, by providing funds for programs that reward the hardworking, dedicated AF ISR Agency people who go "above and beyond" to achieve the command mission. The Vigilant Partners program permits industry, corporations, businesses and even individuals interested in AF ISR Agency's mission to join us in helping fund AF ISR Agency' programs. Click here for additional information.
Topics of Interest:
Fallen Eagles:The Fallen Eagles list was originally compiled by CMSgt Bob Jones.  Kirk Carpenter took over for Chief Jones and Kirk has passed the project to Chief Ted Colquhoun.  To view the list, click here. Please contact Ted by clicking here with suggested changes, additions or deletions.
(list updated June 27th, 2013)
Web Site Visitor Log: We maintain a log of people who have visited our site. We encourage you to peruse the log and if you find a long lost friend, send their name, date and a short message to them to and we will forward your note to them.
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Our Membership: The FTVA consists of both Active Duty and Civilian members of AF ISR Agency along with former Military/Civilians who were ever part of the USAF Security Service (USAFSS) and its successor commands/Agencies.

For a membership application or renewal form in PDF format, click here. For a membership application or renewal form in html format click here. For an electronic change of address form, click here.

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FTVA E-Mail List: The FTVA maintains a list of member's e-mail addresses. This list is e-mailed to FTVA Members each month. Click here for a copy of the e-mail list. Note: you must be a member of the FTVA to be on this list.
Reunions: The FTVA would like to keep you abreast of all organizational reunions. Click here to view the reunions we are aware of. To submit a reunion to be listed on this page click here
Newsletter Notes: FTVA members, you have the option of receiving the quarterly newsletter via hardcopy or downloading a softcopy PDF. If you are interested in receiving the softcopy, please let us know by filling out this form. When a newsletter is published we will put it in a protected directory on the website. An e-mail will then be sent to those who want the softcopy letting you know it is available and providing the new password. We cannot send the newsletter to anyone who is not a member.
USAFSS, ESC, AFIC, AIA and AF ISR Agency KIA/MIA:

10 Sep 1956 RB-50 Det 1, 6924RSM, Sea of Japan
    Maj Loren C. Disbrow
    SSgt Raymond D. Johnson
    SSgt Theodorus J. Trias
    SSgt Paul W. Swinehart
    A1C William H. Ellis
    A1C Harry S. Maxwell
    A1C Leo J. Sloan

Significant Events:

On 24 February 1973, Major General (later Lieutenant General) Walter T. Galligan replaced Major General Stapleton as commander of USAFSS.

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Freedom Through Vigilance Association
PO Box 691616
San Antonio, TX 78269-1616

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