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Col. Stewart Hammons, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, looks at a painting depicting the aircraft the squadron has flown during its 100-year history during the 33rd Special Operations Squadron 100-year ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 9, 2017. The painting was done by Rodney Bohner, father of Lt. Col. Ryan Bohner, 33rd SOS commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) 33rd SOS celebrates 100-year anniversary
In its first 100 years, the 33rd (now associated with a special operations squadron) was the primary American flight and technical school during World War I. They are the oldest squadron in Air Force Special Operations Command, the first squadron overseas to the European Theater during World War II and the first Air Force F-16 kill.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Occupational Safety is seeking field level recommendations in review of- and comments on- the new publication style of AFI 91-203. Comments are now being taken regarding AFI 91-203, chapters 1-11, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction, in an effort to gain insight and perspectives from stakeholders. (U.S. Air Force Illustration by Susan Merhege) Airmen invited to comment on safety publication
To gain insight and perspective from all Air Force stakeholders, the Air Force Safety Center requests informal comments on the draft revision of Air Force Instruction (AFI) 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction.  The AFI is the Air Force’s Occupational Safety and Health instruction and defines the Air Force’s minimum
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Raven Claw: The end is just the beginning for CAA students
Prospective combat aviation advisors must pass through the crucible of Raven Claw to join one of four Air Force Special Operations Command units tasked to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in special operations missions.
0 6/09
2017
Marine Special Operations School Individual Training Course students fire an M249 squad automatic weapon during night-fire training April 13, 2017, at Camp Lejeune. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Air Force Special Tactics integrate into Marine Raider training
For the first time in history, members from another service spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course, with one goal in mind: learn how to lead a joint ground force.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew D. Smith, left, 352d Special Operations Wing commander, presents U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James M. McKay, right, 7th Special Operations Squadron special missions’ aviator, with the Distinguished Flying Cross medal June 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. McKay is the 80th Airman in Air Force Special Operations Command to receive this honor, a medal created in 1918 to reward those who display heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long) Air Commando earns Distinguished Flying Cross
Technical Sergeant James M. McKay was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross last Friday, June 2, 2017, for his actions during an urgent evacuation of American citizens in Africa on December 21, 2013.
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2017
The application window is open for Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as a part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kat Bailey) Application window opens for enlisted RPA pilot selection board
Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots have until Nov. 15 to submit completed application packages, including physical exams, to the Air Force Personnel Center.
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Commander of the 19th Air Force, Maj. Gen Patrick J. Doherty, (far left) presented four instructors from the 58th Special Operations Wing with Distinguished Flying Cross medals during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base May 23. (Left to right) Maj. Robert Meyersohn, Maj. Arjun Rau, TSgt. David Shea and Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Zupow received the medals for their harrowing feats of bravery during separate missions in downrange environments. 58th SOW instructors receive Distinguished Flying Cross medals
Four instructors from the 58th Special Operations Wing were presented Distinguished Flying Cross medals during a ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base May 23.
0 6/01
2017
Maj. Gen. (ret) Philip Volpe was the command surgeon during the Battle of Mogadishu and briefed the medics’ story Retired Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe discusses Battle of Mogadishu combat medical care
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe discusses combat medical care during, and after, the Battle of Mogadishu with medics at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
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2017
The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award. Nominations are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF seeks 2017 Sijan award nominations
The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award.  The award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted leaders who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and conduct of their lives.  Sijan was an Air Force Academy graduate and combat pilot
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2017
Four spouses sit on the ramp of an MC-130J Commando II during an orientation flight, May 26, 2017, during the 352d Special Operations Wing Spouses Appreciation Day on RAF Mildenhall, England. The flight flew to the White Cliffs of Dover. The orientation flights were provided to give spouses a greater understanding of the mission their Airmen support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) 352nd SOW give insider's look on Spouse Appreciation Day
The 352nd Special Operations Wing held a Spouse Appreciation Day May 25, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, U.K. The mission for the day was to give spouses an insider’s look at the wing’s mission, express gratitude for their support and sacrifice and, of course, have fun.
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