USAF SAFESIDE Part I
USAF SAFESIDE Part II
This section of my site is dedicated to SAFE SIDE
Please click on the beret and the coin to go to SAFE SIDE Links.
1966 - Special Order G-42, July 18,1966, activated the 1041st Security Strike Force Squadron (Test)
commanded by Lt Col William Wise and gave birth to Operation Safe Side. This unit was Ranger trained to provide an aggressive
role in air base defense. Later they were renamed the 1041st Security Police Squadron (Test).
1966 - Light blue beret with falcon emblem authorized for use for combat security police assigned
to 1041st SPS(T), visible recognition of our role as a special purpose unit. This is were the current Flash is derived
1967 - 1041st SPS(T) arrived at
Phu Cat AB, Vietnam.
1967 - On 4 July 1967
the 1041st was airlifted from Phu Cat to its temporary bed down site at Fairchild AFB, Washington. On 21 January 1968 the
1041st was placed under the operational management of the Tactical Air Command (TAC).
When the 1041st arrived at Fairchild AFB, WA they were
soon redesignated the 4470th Combat Security Police Sq. That designation did not last for very long and they were then
sent back to Schofield Barracks as Detachment 1, 82nd Combat Security Police Wing
1997- Cloth Flash
replaces MAJCOMS beret crest
Orginal issue Safeside Beret
Given to me by Ted Wright who is a member of the 1041st T
Current Security Forces Flash
Adopted in 1997 to replace
MAJCOM Beret Crest
Also Given to me by friend Ted Wright
821 Combat Security Police Squadron
823 Combat Security Police Squadron
Found 822 CSPS Patch.