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321 STS lands A-10's on highway in Estonia Air Commandos land A-10s on Estonian highway
Air Commandos landed U.S. Air Force aircraft on austere landing zones -- a.k.a. closed-off highways in Estonia -- during drills with the Maryland Air National Guard.
0 8/14
2017
Lt. Col. William Schroeder Portraits in Courage: Lt. Col. Schroeder
On the morning of April 8, 2016, Lt. Col. William Schroeder, a career special operations weather officer, saw an armed individual enter his squadron. He reacted swiftly by putting himself between the armed individual and his first sergeant. After Schroeder ordered her to run, the first sergeant heard three shots fired as she bolted from the room,
0 8/12
2017
A team of emergency medical technicians carries a bombing victim to safety during the 27th Special Operations Medical Group’s Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo Aug. 9, 2017, at Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico. Twenty-one teams from Air Force bases around the world visited MAFR and Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to participate in the EMT Rodeo, giving the technicians a wide assortment of scenarios to test their knowledge and training in the medical field. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Dickens/Released) Cannon hosts 10th EMT Rodeo
Realistic and rigorous training builds muscle memory and composure during high-stress situations. Last week, 21 teams of Air Force medics advanced their combat and emergency response skills at Cannon Air Force Base.
0 8/11
2017
Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis Portraits in Courage: SSgt. Lewis
As the Mosul offensive commenced, Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis and the U.S. Navy SEAL Team in which he was embedded were tasked to advise, assist, and accompany Kurdish Peshmerga forces in order to clear two villages held by heavily entrenched ISIS fighters.On Oct. 20, 2016, Lewis and his team escorted the partner force into enemy-held territory
0 8/11
2017
Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter Portraits in Courage: SSgt. Hunter
On Nov. 2, 2016, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter, the U.S. Army Special Forces Team he was embedded with and their Afghan partners were ambushed by heavy machine gun fire from insurgents in elevated positions as they entered a village.Hunter identified multiple enemy locations and directed multiple danger close strikes
0 8/10
2017
Staff Sgt. Christopher Brooks. Portraits in Courage: SSgt. Brooks
One night in October 2016, Staff Sgt. Chris Brooks as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan conducted a time-sensitive raid in pursuit of a high-value target.During maneuvers to block the target’s escape routes, the assault force was caught in a complex ambush from elevated fighting positions. Under fire, Brooks quickly used
0 8/09
2017
Special Operations Surgical Team Portraits in Courage: SOST
While deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, this Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) provided care for more than 750 patients, managed 19 mass casualty events, performed 16 life-saving surgeries, and cared for casualties exposed to chemical weapons.The team moved by ground convoy through unsecure territory to an abandoned residence
0 8/08
2017
Spooky 43, AC-130U gunship crew Portraits in Courage: Spooky 43
On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close air support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers, near Kunduz, Afghanistan. As the ground force advanced on a compound, they were caught in a deadly ambush. Surrounded by a large enemy force armed with small arms, heavy machine guns and grenades fighting from
0 8/07
2017
AC-130U gunship crewmembers AF leaders honor Air Commandos in Portraits in Courage
Two Special Operations teams and four Special Tactics Airmen will be recognized for their courage in a ceremony today at 7:30 p.m. EST in Washington, D.C., which will be broadcasted live here.The stories of a Special Operations Surgical Team, an AC-130U gunship crew, as well as, Staff Sgts. Richard Hunter, Christopher Lewis, Christopher Brooks, and
0 8/04
2017
A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II flies in dissimilar formation with a No. 37 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules July 19, 2017, over Queensland, Australia. Talisman Saber 2017 provided the opportunity at further developing interoperability with counterparts from the RAAF through daily airborne operations to include low-level formation work, forward air refueling point, and personnel and cargo airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) Air Commandos fly in dissimilar formation at Talisman Saber 2017
Elements of the 353rd Special Operations Group participated in Talisman Sabre exercises 'down under.' This includes flying in dissimilar formations over Queensland, Australia, with aircraft from participating nations.
0 8/03
2017
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