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Office of Secure Transportation opens its doors

August 15, 2018

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Kirtland Air Force Base security officers attended an open house at the OST aviation hangar to get briefings on its mission and get a close-up look at specialized vehicles and aircraft used to transport materials and personnel.
Kirtland Air Force Base security officers attended an open house at the OST aviation hangar to get briefings on its mission and get a close-up look at specialized vehicles and aircraft used to transport materials and personnel.
Col. Theodore Breuker, commander of security forces at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, left, and Robert Suminsby, manager of the OST Office of Mission Operations, listen to an OST federal agent describe equipment used by agents.
Col. Theodore Breuker, commander of security forces at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, left, and Robert Suminsby, manager of the OST Office of Mission Operations, listen to an OST federal agent describe equipment used by agents.

A recent open house at the NNSA Office of Secure Transportation’s (OST) aviation hangar on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, gave Kirtland security forces a behind-the-scenes look at the vital work OST does.

“They loved seeing our planes and how we travel on missions. They also appreciated having access to the vehicles, gear, weapons, and the 737,” said OST Western Command Federal Agent Robert Baynes, who organized the open house. “Many of the airmen asked a lot of great questions and were very interested in the federal agent position. I think this open house went a long way to strengthening our relationship with our hosts here at Kirtland.”

About 185 Air Force security force airmen attended the event. The airmen had the opportunity to learn more about the OST mission: to ensure that national security cargoes are delivered to their destinations safely and securely.

Security forces airmen interested in becoming federal agents following their military service were given information on the job requirements and application process for OST's agent training academy. Headquartered in Albuquerque, OST has two additional agent commands in Amarillo, Texas, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Tracy Loughead, acting manager of the OST Office of Training and Resources, talks to a Kirtland Air Force Base security force member about opportunities for federal agent employment when he leaves the military.
Tracy Loughead, acting manager of the OST Office of Training and Resources, talks to a Kirtland Air Force Base security force member about opportunities for federal agent employment when he leaves the military.