184th Security Forces in Southwest Asia

  • Published
  • By Maj Joe Dessenberger
  • 184 IW
Forty Four members of the 184th Security Forces Squadron are currently serving in Southwest Asia on a 6 month deployment that started this spring. They have combined with other National Guard Security Forces units from New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, and Virginia to form the 64th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. The mission is to provide force protection and law enforcement for three separate security assistance missions under a joint U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense venture. Day to day activities include the screening of several hundred foreign workers and vehicles into the village, perimeter defense, law enforcement response, local area escort of personnel outside the village, and working with the host nation defense forces and tenant organizations to better integrate efforts in the area. 

Highlights of the deployment so far have been direct support to a POTUS visit to the area, and a recent visit by General Petraeus, US CENTCOM commander. Serving in a designated combat zone has been very rewarding. Letters and cards that arrive from folks across the USA, with notes of support for our troops and their efforts to defend America and support democracy truly make everyone here in uniform proud to serve. 

A recent morale highlight was an effort to raise money for Air Expeditionary Group activities. In true Jayhawk fashion, members of the 184th stepped up to the cause and got involved. Master Sergeant Joe Schroeder was the overall winner (loser) in the Pie in the Face contest, by far raising the most money of any individual in the event. His flight spent in excess of $400 for a chance to throw a pie. Master Sergeant Schroeder is pictured getting a taste of his winnings.

Local Information

Recruiting - 316-759-7424


Mailing Address:

52960 Jayhawk Dr.
McConnell AFB, KS 67221


Wichita Area Code – 316
Comm. Prefix – 759-XXXX
DSN Prefix – 743-XXXX
McConnell Operator – 6100
Weather Line – 1-800-892-526

Essential Numbers

184th Command Post – 759-7070
184th Force Support Sq. – 759-7431
184th Comptroller Flight – 759-7068
184th Sec. Forces Sq. – 759-7445
184th Medical Group - 759-7380
184th Public Affairs – 759-7561
Family Support Office – 759-7092
Director of Psych. Health – 759-8901
Sexual Assault Helpline – 759-7011
22nd Medical Group – 759-6300

Update your ID - 759-7431