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Special Operations Command Central spouses are briefed on proper gun safety and control as part of Spartan Spouse Day held at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 13, 2017. The spouses learned how to fire handguns as an opportunity to experience the training their military spouses go through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned Johnston) SOCCENT hosts their first-ever Spartan Spouse Day
Special Operations Command Central hosted their first-ever Spartan Spouse Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, June 13, 2017. The event was an opportunity for spouses to learn and experience about the special operations community, and get a glimpse of the training requirements their loved ones have to accomplish.
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Air Commandos attend the Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 23, 2017. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted hostage-rescue mission in 1980 that resulted in five, 8th Special Operations Squadron Airmen and three Marines sacrificing their lives when two of the involved aircraft collided at the Desert One staging site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos mark Operation Eagle Claw anniversary
Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
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Default Air Force Logo AFSOC releases telework program
Tired of cubicle life? Sick of Highway 98 traffic? Want more freedom?Then, the Office of Personnel Management’s Telework Program may be right for you.Telework is a voluntary arrangement where a military member or civilian employee works during regular duty hours at home or an approved alternate worksite on a regular or situational basis, according
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, symbolically passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Kirby, incoming commander of the 353rd Special Operations Group, to signify the beginning of his command during a change of command ceremony, June 19, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which one officer relinquishes command and passes it to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicholas Emerick) 353rd SOG welcomes new commander
The Pacific Air Commandos from the 353rd Special Operations Group welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 19 at Kadena Air Base, Japan.Col. William Freeman relinquished command of the 353rd SOG to Col. Jason Kirby, formerly 353rd SOG deputy commander.“There is no greater sacrifice and reward than that of command,” said
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SSgt Carmen Lopez-Torres, an aircrew flight equipment technician with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, operates a scot tester at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15, 2017. A scot tester is used to test the seal of an oxygen mask, ensuring the mask is fitted properly and functions correctly in the event aircrew members need to utilize oxygen during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson) Aircrew flight equipment ensures safety and readiness
Aircrew flight equipment personnel at the 4th Special Operations Squadron issue and maintain flight equipment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15. AFE personnel are responsible for ensuring aircrew have the necessary tools for safe flying operations and are prepared for emergency situations.
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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron wait for a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron to taxi to a forward area refueling point at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that performs nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EC-130J broadcasts FARP capability with PC-12
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13. During the operation, a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron received fuel from an EC-130J Commando Solo assigned to the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown,
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Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Feest awards Air Command and Staff College student Maj. Ryan Mittelstet the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his heroism in combat, May 30, 2017. Feest is one of the Eagles for the Gathering of the Eagles 2017. The GOE program brings together aviation heroes and pioneers to share their experiences and provide inspiration to future aviation leaders. Feest was a command pilot with more than 5,600 flying hours, including more than 800 combat hours earned during operations: Just Cause; Desert Storm; Iraqi Freedom; and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Donna L. Burnett/Released) Air University student receives aerial combat medal
Maj. Ryan Mittelstet, Air Command and Staff College student was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during the 2017 Gathering of Eagles event by Retired Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Feest, a GOE honoree. The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to individuals who have performed acts of heroism or who have attained extraordinary achievement while in
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, addresses Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing during an “All Call” held on base during his visit, June 10, 2017.  Webb spoke on a variety of topics including the vison, mission and priorities of AFSOC; AFSOC’s strategic value to the nation; and the wing’s spectrum of conflict. Webb also personally recognized six award-winning members of the wing for their outstanding efforts throughout the year. He concluded the “All Call” by taking questions from the Airmen in attendance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Claire Behney/Released) AF special ops commander shares vision, gains insight during wing visit
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited the 193rd Special Operations Wing June 9-10 to share his vision and gather insight into the capabilities and unique dynamics of the Air National Guard unit here.
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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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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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