U.S. Air Force Security Forces enable the U.S. Military to project airpower whenever and wherever it is needed most. Deploying throughout the world, these units provide security to aircrew, defend airfields, bases, and other military installations, and protect aircraft and cargo. In addition to these duties, the men and women who serve these units participate in convoy missions, conduct off-base patrols, and play a vital role in operating military detainment facilities. Combining law enforcement tactics, combat training, and technical skill, these specialists are essential to the global reach of the U.S. Air Force. This coin salutes all those who help to strengthen the Security Forces' mission to protect and defend America's strategic interests. The obverse bears the specialty insignia of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces. The reverse features the wing and star emblem of the U.S. Air Force. Struck in a nickel alloy, this coin features enamel accents on both sides.