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Staff Sgt. Nathan Roden inspects the propeller on an MC-130H Combat Talon II of the 15th Special Operations Squadron March 26 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Air Force Special Operations Command dominated the 2006 Air Force safety award program, garnering the service's top awards for best major command safety record, most effective MAJCOM-level flight safety program, and best ground safety program. Sergeant Roden is a jet engine mechanic with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery) 
AFSOC Safety Efforts Garner Major Award
Last to first in 365 days sounds like a great title for a novel. In the case of Air Force Special Operations Command, those 365 days of attention to detail and risk management efforts yielded a major mishap-free record after tallying seven the year before. During the Order of the Daedalian's national convention June 13-16, in Colorado Springs,
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Capt. Derek Molloy, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, won the 2006 Col. Derrel L. Dempsey Officer of the Year Award, which is the highest award in the Air Force for air traffic control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristina Newton) Officer wins AF ATC award
An officer with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron was named as the winner of an Air Force Airfield Operations award in an announcement made by Air Force officials June 13. Capt. Derek Molloy, the airfield operations flight commander, won the 2006 Col. Derrel L. Dempsey Officer of the Year Award. Captain Molloy oversees the base's airfield
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Tech. Sgt. Jonathan McCoy, 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C., was selected as one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2007. (Courtesy photo) Two AFSOC Airmen among AF's 12 Outstanding
Two Airmen assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group were recently selected as two of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2007. Tech. Sgt. Jonathan McCoy and Staff Sgt. David Orvosh competed with other nominees representing major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and air staff agencies across a spectrum
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Airyque Ervin is fitted out in aggressor gear by Charles Stewart, an opposition force member from the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron.  Airyque,  a Make-A-Wish recipient from Vallejo, Calif., visited Hurlburt Field June 14-15 to experience life as an Air Force Special Operations Command Air Commando. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dawn Hart) Hurlburt's Air Commandos grant a special wish
Air Force Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing hosted a visit from a 17-year-old leukemia patient and his family June 14 and 15, a result of a wish granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Airyque Ervin, from Vallejo, Calif., was diagnosed with two forms of leukemia in November 2005. He later underwent several rounds of
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Default Air Force Logo General Wooley tapped for Order of the Sword
Air Force Special Operations Command's top Air Commando was recognized Sunday by his enlisted force at Hurlburt Field with an invitation to become only the sixth recipient of the AFSOC Order of the Sword. Lt. Gen. Michael W. Wooley, AFSOC commander, was obviously moved and surprised by the invitation, which he received as he prepared to board an
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Gen. T. Michael Moseley awards Maj. Allison Black with the new Air Force Combat Action Medal at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Major Black, 1st Special Operations Group, was one of six Airmen from the entire Air Force selected to participate in the historic ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilene Allen) Hurlburt Airmen receive Combat Action Medal
The Air Force chief of staff presented the first Air Force Combat Action Medals to six Airmen during an 8 a.m. ceremony Tuesday at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. Gen. T. Michael Moseley awarded the new medals to recognize Air Force members who were engaged in air or ground combat "outside the wire" in a combat zone. The Air Force Combat
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Lt. Col. Paul Calitgirone, 3rd Special Operations Squadron commander, speaks to his troops for the first time May 31. The 3rd SOS acquired a new commander and some Air Combat Command assets that nearly doubled the squadron's size. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Orly Tyrell) 3rd SOS "Dragons" breathe fire for many years
Located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., the 3rd Special Operations Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, is the first Unmanned Aerial System squadron in Air Force Special Operations Command. The 3rd SOS traces its heritage back to World War I when it was activated as Photographic Section I on April 4, 1918. Over the years, as the squadron was
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Maj. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command  vice commander, passes the 353rd Special Operations Group guidon to Col. David Mullins, incoming 353rd SOG commander.  The change of command ceremony was held at Kadena June 8.  (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Marilyn C. Holliday)                    Pacific Air Commandos get new commander
In ceremonies June 8 a new commander for the Air Commandos of the Pacific accepted the responsibility to lead the 353rd Special Operations Group into the future. Col. David Mullins accepted command from Col. Ray Chapman during a change of command ceremony with Major General Donald Wurster, vice commander for Air Force Special Operations Command,
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Capt. Ryan Freeland, a flight doc with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron examines a patient recently. He was selected as the Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes) Commando doc wins AF award
A flight surgeon with the 1st Special Operations Wing won an Air Force-level award. Capt. Ryan Freeland was awarded the Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2006 during a ceremony in New Orleans, La. "Captain Freeland's contributions have been exemplary, reflecting the highest standards of officership, Airmanship and medical professionalism,"
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Col. Mark Alsid, 1st Special Operations Group commander, passes the 3rd Special Operations Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Paul Caltagirone, as he assumes command of the squadron May 31. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Orly Tyrell) Air Commandos field Predators
May 31 marked a historic day for Air Force Special Operations Command as the 3rd Special Operations Squadron, located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., absorbed equipment and personnel from Air Combat Command. The 3rd SOS currently employs the MQ-1 Predator in support of Special Operations Forces in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The new
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