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An MC-130H Combat Talon II and crew briefly visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group from Hurlburt Field, Fla., opening its doors to 309th AMARG workers currently refurbishing C-130 outer wing sets for the MC-130H and AC-130 sustainment program at Robins AFB, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo) 309th AMARG applauded for valuable AFSOC support
Maj. Gen. Gregory Ferguson, the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), along with an MC-130H Talon II aircraft and its crew, recently visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) to recognize and pay tribute to the group’s contribution to the AFSOC mission.
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Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas, USSOCOM commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. McCauley, USSOCOM command senior enlisted adviser recognizes Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Brandewie during the 2017 Commando Hall of Honor Ceremony located at the USSOCOM headquarters, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, April 18.  CMSgt  Brandewie embody the skills, values, spirit and courage of a Special Operations Forces Warrior and was one of the seven inductees that were honored during this ceremony.  First maintainer inducted into Commando Hall of Honor
The first maintainer was inducted into the Commando Hall of Honor, April 18 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.Bruce Brandewie, an Ohio native, has been in the Air Force Special Operations Command community since 1981. Although retired, he continues to serve as the superintendent for maintenance policy and procedures at AFSOC’s Logistics Directorate
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover as the Pensacola Christian College choir sings the National Anthem during a dual Air Force Cross ceremony, April 20, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. For the first time in Air Force history, two Airmen were simultaneously awarded the service’s highest medal for valorous action in combat. Miller, from the Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, and Chris Baradat, a combat controller since separated, both received Silver Star medals for their actions in combat, which were upgraded after a service-wide review. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) History made with CSAF presentation of service’s top valor medal
A seven-foot bronze statue stood prominently over a sea of multi-colored berets, flanked by the 21st Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Air Force’s newest Air Force Cross recipients. Two Airmen, whose heroics were separated by 11 years and 100 miles in the same war zone, solidified a Special Tactics legacy that has seen a great deal of action
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The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted commanders from all nine Air National Guard aeromedical evacuation squadrons for an AES commander’s workshop at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, April 4-6 , 2017. Aeromedical squadrons are responsible for the medical care of patients during transportation between military installations and primarily work on the KC-135 Stratotanker, the C-130 Hercules and the C-17 Globemaster III. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew LaMoreaux) 137th SOW hosts commanders for AES workshop
The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted a workshop for Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) commanders, here, April 4-6. “The purpose of the workshop is to ensure the continuity of operations among the nine aeromedical squadrons and create a learning environment where we can discuss best practices to enhance the quality of care for patient
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Tech. Sgt. Angel Delacruz, 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, provides simulated medical treatment to Senior Airman Zachary Hart, a volunteer simulated patient, on a C-17 Globemaster III during the Multiple Aircraft Training Opportunity Program (MATOP) organized by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, April 7, 2017. Airmen of the 137 AES were joined by eight of the nine Air National Guard aeromedical evacuation squadrons as they hosted the annual training event and accomplished mandatory annual aeromedical training requirements.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew M. LaMoreaux/Released) 137 AES hosts multiple units, aircraft in Guard-wide training event
More than 160 Airmen from eight of the Air National Guard’s nine aeromedical evacuation squadrons participated in a Guard-wide training event hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here, April 6-9.
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Lt. Col. Matthew Ziemann, the IW Department Chair for USAFSOS, leads an airpark tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. The airpark tour was park of the Contemporary Irregular Warfare Course relating Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft to a lesson on airpower in irregular warfare. (Courtesy Photo) USAFSOS celebrates 50 years of CIWC
For 50 years, the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Schoolhouse, here, has taught the Department of Defense’s longest running course on Irregular Warfare.The Contemporary Irregular Warfare Course is a five-day educational program that presents irregular warfare theory, doctrine, concepts, and examples from the tactical to strategic level through
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos
After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and
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Attendees of the Air Force Special Operations Command Warrior C.A.R.E. Summit gather for a group photo with distinguished visitors at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa April 26, 2016. The summit was designed to give wounded, injured and ill service members and caregivers an opportunity to discover available resources, network with helping agencies, develop mentor relationships and expand their life skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meagan Schutter) AFSOC to host Warrior CARE Summit
Air Force Special Operations Command will host its second annual Warrior CARE Summit April 24 to 28 at Portofino Island Resort on Pensacola Beach.The purpose of the summit is to provide resources and build upon a network for AFSOC caregivers of wounded, injured or ill service members, according to Lisa Dunaway, AFSOC Warrior CARE (Caregiver and
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Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks during his retirement ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 10, 2017. Retired Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, a previous commander of AFSOC, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) AFSOC vice commander retires
Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks during his retirement ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 10, 2017. Retired Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, a previous commander of AFSOC, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost)
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Cadets from Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 010, University of Alabama, hosted their Spring 2017 Dining Out at the Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 6, 2017. The guest speaker was Col. Nathan Green, commander of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., and a 1994 graduate of the program. (Courtesy photo) Trading places
A combat veteran and a senior leader in Air Force Special Operations Command made a trip home April 6 to provide insight on the command and share lessons learned spanning 23 years of service during the Reserve Officer Training Corps’ annual dining out here.Col. Nathan Green, commander of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, Hurlburt
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