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Air Commandos gather for the 1st Special Operations Wing change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 22, 2018. U.S. Air Force Col. Tom Palenske, outgoing commander of the 1st SOW, relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Conley, former vice commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, after leading the wing for approximately three years as both the vice and wing commander. 1st SOW welcomes new commander
Hundreds of Air Commandos welcomed a new commander to the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, June 22. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony which introduced Col. Mike Conley as the new wing commander, the title formerly held by Col. Tom Palenske.
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Outstanding Airmen Officials announce 2018 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners
Air Force officials have named the service’s top enlisted members with the announcement of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners for 2018. The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018 (listed alphabetically) are: Senior Master Sgt. Melissa A. Beam, Air Combat CommandStaff Sgt. Elizabeth G. Caulfield, Air Force District of WashingtonStaff
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Two people talking  to one another POTFF hosts AFSOC CARE summit
Air Commandos and their caregivers attended a Caregiver and Resilience Education summit in Panama City from June 4-8.
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One person with a workstation background. AFSOC civilian wins PACE Leadership Impact Award
An Air Force Special Operations Command civilian was awarded the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Leadership Impact Award, which recognizes exceptional programs and those who create them.
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Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, sits in the cockpit of an MH-53 J/M “Pave Low IV” special operations helicopter at the Warner Robins Museum of Aviation May 29, 2018. Webb flew the tail number 70-1626 while commanding the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton) REUNITED: AFSOC commander visits museum, boards former helicopter
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, was all smiles as he was recently reunited with a particularly distinctive MH-53 M “Pave Low IV” special operations helicopter at the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation. On Aug. 11, 2008, then Col. Webb flew tail number 70-1626 as his Pave Low fini flight from Hurlburt Field,
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform
Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented 21 DFCs to four Spooky gunship crews with the 4th SOS for their heroic actions in Afghanistan. 24 Airmen awarded DFCs at Hurlburt Field
There were 808 lives that hung in the balance as terrorists launched coordinated attacks against friendly forces. Joint special operations teams were exposed and under duress as AC-130U Spooky Gunship crews circled above, pushing the limits of gun barrels to the melting point and providing precision airstrike capabilities to the troops below. Four
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ST legend earns second retirement ST legend earns second retirement
Scott Fales’ demeanor wouldn’t lead to believe the long list of accomplishments he has. The retired Air Force master sergeant spent 20 years on active duty, primarily as a pararescueman, and in that time he saw conflict across the glove from Panama to Somalia. He’s earned a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, and been inducted into both the U.S. Special Operations Command Hall of Fame and the Air Commando Association Commando Hall of Honor.
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Outstanding Airman recognized AFSOC honors outstanding Air Commandos
Air Commandos gathered to honor their top performers during the Outstanding Airmen and civilians of the Year banquet here May 9. The OAY banquet is an annual celebration honoring the best Airmen and civilians in Air Force Special Operations Command. Supervisors nominated Airmen with exceptional service in their workplace and communities, who also
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson rides a CV-22 Osprey over the Emerald Coast during a familiarization flight on May 3, 2018, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Wilson visited Air Commandos, talked with senior leadership, engaged local community leaders and immersed herself in Air Force Special Operations Command mission capabilities during a visit to Hurlburt Field from May 2-4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy) SECAF visits Hurlburt for AFSOC mission immersion
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Hurlburt Field May 2-4 for her Air Force Special Operations Command mission immersion. Wilson met with Air Commandos, and toured facilities and assets to get a better understanding of the strategic value AFSOC delivers on the high and low end of the conflict spectrum.The secretary flew with a Joint
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