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The Air Force Cross will be presented to Staff Sgt. Christopher Baradat, now separated, who had previously received the Silver Star medal for his essential role in rescuing 150 coalition members in Afghanistan, April 6, 2013.(Courtesy photo) Special Tactics Airman receives medal upgrade to Air Force Cross
Christopher Baradat will receive the Air Force Cross following a service-wide review of medals awarded since Sept. 11, 2001. He was previously awarded the Silver Star for his role in rescuing 150 coalition forces in 2013.
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Default Air Force Logo AFSOC evolves policies, maintains high standards
Air Force Special Operations Command recently announced new policies on dress and appearance for Air Commandos worldwide.The new supplement clarifies the proper wear of the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) uniform, and A2CU two-piece flight suit. It also addresses new patches, emblems and scarfs. Below are a few examples of the changes.Approved
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Chief Master Sgt. Davide Keaton, 26th Special Tactics Squadron superintendent, speaks during his retirement ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Over the course of Keaton's 30-year career, he was decorated nine times for actions that saved dozens -- if not hundreds-- on and off the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) In the company of heroes: Pararescue chief retires after 30 years
Over the course of his thirty-year career, he was decorated nine times for actions that saved dozens --if not hundreds-- on and off the battlefield. He was a major command pararescueman of the year, an Air Force Pitsenbarger Award recipient valor under fire, and AF pararescue senior NCO of the year, and the AF Lance P. Sijan senior NCO of the
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Air Commandos assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group attend a course at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 5, 2016. The United States Air Force Special Operations School sent a team of faculty members here for two weeks to teach several Special Operations courses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jessica Tait) USAFSOS brings education to Kadena
The United States Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) sent a team of faculty members to the 353rd Special Operations Group to train Air Commandos here, Dec. 5-16, 2016. By hosting the training at Kadena, we are saving the Air Force almost $1 million, said Lt. Col. Chris Portele, commandant of USAFSOS. “We brought an instructor cadre of
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 17th Special Operations Squadron light flares during a combat survival training exercise, Jan. 6, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Japan. Combat survival training is for aircrew members to retain currency on a course they are required to have every three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nick Emerick/Released) SERE, DAGRE, aircrew practice personnel recovery ops
Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Group and Marines from III Marine Expeditionary Force practiced personnel recovery operations, Jan. 6, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Japan. This is recurring training for basic survival and contacting friendly forces.
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Crew chiefs assigned to the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform routine maintenance on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. Crew chiefs supervise and coordinate care of their aircraft, such as detailed inspections, diagnosing malfunctions, replacing components and day-to-day maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) 801st SOAMXS tends to Hurlburt's CV-22 fleet
Airmen of the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tend to the mechanical health of the CV-22 Osprey fleet, which is flown by the 8th Special Operations Squadron from Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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Fuels technicians with the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron run through an inspection checklist on an MC-130J, November 16, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Fuels technicians are part of a large group of Cannon Air Commandos who work through the night to keep aircraft flying. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/released) Cannon after dark: A night in photos
"Any place, any time, anywhere" is the motto for Air Force Special Operations Command. Aircraft maintenance specialists work through the night to provide specialized airpower for our nation.
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A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing performs a flyover during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. The flyover was performed by two Ospreys and occurred during the playing of the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Ospreys pave way for 2017 National Championship game
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing perform a flyover Jan. 9, 2017, during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The flyover coincided with the final notes of the National Anthem, sung by the group Little Big Town.
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Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success. (Courtesy Photo)  Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy
Retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray was laid to rest Dec. 30, 2016, in Arlington National Cemetery. Bray was a decorated Special Tactics combat controller who helped define how ST operated in urban warfare during 1993 operations in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James speaks during the F-35A Lightning II initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5, 2016, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) 2016 Air Force Year in Photos
This 2016 Year in Photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This yearly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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