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The mission networking team at Air Force Special Operations Command Cyber and C4 directorate poses for a photo recently at Hurlburt Field, Fla. They won the 2016 Department of Defense Chief Information Office Annual Award for saving the Air Force $17 million. (Courtesy photo) A6 wins DOD-level award
Air Force officials presented the mission networking team at Air Force Special Operations Command Cyber and C4 directorate the 2016 Department of Defense Chief Information Office Annual Award Nov. 30 at the Pentagon.One of the many reasons they won is because they saved the Air Force millions of dollars, said Terry Halvorsen, DoD chief information
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A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 30, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training
Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
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Air Force Special Operations Command Commander Lt. Gen. Marshall Brad Webb speaks to the audience at the re-designation ceremony of the 137th Special Operations Wing at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, Dec. 3, 2016. The ceremony marks the official transition of the Wing from its former air refueling mission to its current special operations mission, making the Wing the second Air National Guard wing to be a part of AFSOC and the only U.S. Air Force entity to fly and maintain the MC-12W. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caroline Essex) 137th SOW officially recognizes MAJCOM-change with ceremony
The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted an official re-designation ceremony to commemorate the Wing's change to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Dec. 3, 2016.The ceremony comes after the implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act, in which the Wing became only the second Air
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The United States Air Force Special Operations School patch. AFSOC welcomes new MAVNIs
The United States Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) welcomed two new Airmen into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program this week.Airmen 1st Class Mohamad Dannawi and Adrianna Choluj arrived here Nov. 28 fresh out of basic training to become language and culture advisors.Dannawi, a native of Lebanon, has been
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Col. Rene Leon’s target sits on the range at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. Leon, the maintenance division chief at Air Force Special Operations Command, placed among the top 10 percent and earned an Excellence in Competition Pistol Badge. (Courtesy photo) 2 AFSOC officers dominate pistol competition
Nearly 200 Airmen from local bases recently participated in a shooting competition here.Each competitor fired 30 rounds using an M-9 government-issued pistol with the hopes of being in the top 10 percent and earning an Excellence in Competition Pistol Badge. The badge is worn on the Air Force dress uniform below the ribbon rack.One of the winners,
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Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight zero their weapons prior to conducting live fire training utilizing state-of-the-art Robotic Human Type Targets, Nov. 8, 2016, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. RHTT targets are autonomous and smart in nature, allowing for the creation of infinite realistic scenarios which call for Air Commandos to employ elevated tactical thought processes, and execute appropriate courses of action with real-time urgency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/Released) Advanced target technology forges lethal force
Air Commandos of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight participated in live fire training utilizing state-of-the-art Robotic Human Type Targets, Nov. 8 at Melrose Air Force Range. According to a capability brief, RHTT targets are autonomous and smart in nature, allowing for the creation of infinite
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U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Teams practiced integration operations with a special operations partner force during a Special Tactics exercise, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 16, 2015. SOST members are military medical professionals selected to provide battlefield trauma and other surgical support in a special operations mission set. SOST members often forward deploy to austere or hostile areas to perform life-saving trauma surgery for special operators with little to no facility support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Released) Special Operations surgical team saves hundreds during deployment
If they stood on the roof of the abandoned one-story home they were working out of, at night they could see bombs dropping on the city three kilometers north. Limited resources, limited manpower, limited backup, and limited time didn’t stop this Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team from treating more than 750 patients in eight weeks during a
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Emblem of the 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group New program to help ISR aircrews cope with fear-based PTSD
Finding targets by watching and listening is, by nature, intensely personal and can have a long-lasting effect, to include post-traumatic stress disorder, on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Airmen involved. The 361st ISR Group is developing a ‘Re-Fit’ program which will assist Airmen in overcoming existing mental health disorders and prevent future problems.
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Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, parachute into the Pacific Ocean at dawn Nov. 22, 2016, off the western coast Okinawa, Japan. The 320th STS Airmen train to operate in adverse conditions at sea or overland to accomplish their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Omari Bernard) 320th STS performs jump training
Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, parachuted from a C-17 Globemaster III during a long-range training jump Nov. 22, 2016, into the Pacific Ocean off the western coast Okinawa, Japan.
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Chiefs present a sword to Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold,the former commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, as part the Order of the Sword ceremony at Hurlburt Field Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. Heithold is the 10th recipient of AFSOC’s Order of the Sword. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrea Posey) Heithold receives AFSOC Order of the Sword
Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, former commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, became the 10th person to receive AFSOC’s Order of the Sword in an official ceremony here, Nov. 18.
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