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(Left) Col. Benjamin Maitre, 524th Special Operations Wing commander, (middle) Lt. Col. Derick Steed, 524th Special Operations Squadron commander, and Master Sgt. Chad Beach, 524 SOS first sergeant, ceremoniously cover the guidon during the 524 SOS end of mission ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 31, 2017. The 524th is relocating to Duke Field, Florida, where the command will change hands from the 27th SOW to the 492nd SOW. The squadron has ties back to WWII, before it received its numerical designation of 524. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) 524th SOS relocates from Cannon to Duke Field
The flag of the 524th Special Operations Squadron is relocating from Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Duke Field, Florida. The unit's move uproots a long legacy with Cannon's host unit, and it joins an organization with a deep, special operations history.
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Default Air Force Logo MQ-9A abbreviated AIB report released
The Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report for an MQ-9A assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., which crashed July 5, 2016, at an undisclosed location, was released on May 31.While flying with the autopilot engaged, the aircraft experienced an uncommanded loss of thrust followed by an uncommanded
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Ms. Candy Green, U.S. Embassy New Zealand’s Chargé d'Affaires, meets with 1st Special Operation Squadron aircrew during a visit, April 20, 2017 at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Woodbourne, New Zealand. The U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires came down during Exercise Teak Net to observe first-hand the training being conducted with RNZAF partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) 353rd SOG & 40th SQDN host USEMB New Zealand
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group and Royal New Zealand Air Force 40th Squadron showcased the military cooperation efforts between the U.S. and New Zealand militaries during a visit by U.S. Embassy New Zealand’s Chargé d'Affaires and staffers, April 19-20, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand.“One thing I’ve learned and pleased to
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A U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II flies in formation with a Royal New Zealand Air Force 40th Squadron C-130, April 22, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand. Executing airborne operations throughout Exercise Teak Net, the formation flight symbolized the strength of a partnership that has evolved over the years. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Capt. Kevin Knutson) 353rd SOG and RNZAF increase partnership capacity
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group increased military cooperation with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during the fourth iteration of Exercise Teak Net, which took place April 15-18, 2017 at RNZAF Base Auckland and April 18-28, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand.“The military cooperation between the U.S. and New Zealand
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith, Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force Special Operations Command, second from right, greets Airmen assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron, May 24, 2017, during his visit to RAF Mildenhall, England. Smith coined outstanding Airmen and expressed gratitude to the unit for their dedication to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) AFSOC command chief visits 352nd SOW
Air Force Special Operations Command's top enlisted leader visited May 23-24, 2017, the 352nd Special Operations Wing here. During the second day of his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith spoke to Airmen at an all-call and toured various units within the wing.
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Florida voters approved an amendment to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, Nov. 8, 2016. Service members are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Title 10 of the United States Code, which consider marijuana use or possession to be a crime regardless of state laws. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson) Service members should stay vigilant in areas where marijuana is legalized
Florida voters approved an amendment to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, Nov. 8, 2016. The amendment went into effect Jan. 3. While service members don’t have direct access to medicinal marijuana dispensaries, the rise of marijuana legalization laws throughout the United States means a greater risk of potential contact with the
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Master Sgts. John Fusco, left, and Michael Perkins, in-service recruiters assigned to the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, wait to meet with potential candidates during the 2017 Career Symposium at the Soundside Club, Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 24, 2017. In-service recruiters provide Airmen separating from active duty with information on opportunities and benefits offered in the Air Force Reserves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson) In-Service Recruiters offer options when separating
Airmen who plan to separate, or are looking into leaving active duty but wish to continue their military service, can transition into the Air Force Reserves with the help of the in-service recruiters, here.Master Sgts. John Fusco and Michael Perkins are the in-service recruiters for Hurlburt and are here to help those separating make the best
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Learn more about the Air Force Special Operations Command, which stood up May 22, 1990. AFSOC marks 27th anniversary
Learn more about the Air Force Special Operations Command.
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An Air Commando looks at the memorial wall during the 2nd Annual Run to Honor event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 18, 2017. Run to Remember gives Team Hurlburt the opportunity to honor their fallen brothers and sisters or a family member they have lost while on active duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) AFSOC hosts 2nd Annual Run to Honor
Air Force Special Operations Command Families Forever Program and the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron hosted the 2nd Annual Run to Honor 5k ruck, 5k and 10k run event May 18, here.The Run to Honor is an event held to commemorate Air Commandos, who were lost in the line of duty, through participation in athletic and memorial
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U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen and Italy's 17th Stormo Incursori troops prepare to board an Ohio Air National Guard C-130H Hercules after it landed in a dry lake bed during Exercise Eager Lion, May 16, 2017, in Jordan. The joint special operations team assessed, opened, and controlled clandestine desert landing strip, which helped them train to provide strategic access for U.S. or allied partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Strike, Access, Recovery: USAF Special Tactics becomes a team with partner SOF
One by one, parachutes pop open, silhouetted in the Jordanian sunset as joint nation special operations forces float toward the desert terrain below—completing a military free fall from 18,000 feet out of a U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules.Despite language barriers and differences in tactics, techniques and procedures, joint SOF teams from U.S.,
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