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Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole stands for the national anthem during a building renaming and dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017.  The 319th Special Operations Squadron building was renamed after Cole in honor of his career as an early Air Commando and Doolittle Raider. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garret) Hurlburt Field building dedicated to last surviving Doolittle Raider
The name Richard E. Cole is one that comes with a legacy of service, sacrifice and bravery.It is a name that will forever be cemented in Air Commando and Hurlburt history after a building renaming and dedication ceremony here, April 7.In front of Air Commandos, past and present, and his daughter Ms. Cindy Chal, Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole and
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The Pope Army Airfield Honor Guard present the colors during a Silver Star Medal presentation ceremony April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Following a 96-hour battle with Taliban forces in Afghanistan, Claughsey was credited with coordinating 17 close air engagements, resulting in 47 enemy killed in action without a single civilian or friendly casualty. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Special Tactics Airman honored for role in liberating Afghan city

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Air Commandos assigned to Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command run together at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The group meets once a month to run a 5K. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) HQ AFSOC staff runs 5K
Air Commandos ran a 5K at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017.Both Airmen and civilians at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command participated during the physical training session.The monthly run, led by Lt. Col. Brad Webb, AFSOC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Greg Smith, AFSOC command chief, was designed to increase unit morale.
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Members of team Hurlburt gather to dedicate the new CV-22 Osprey model at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 6, 2017. The CV-22 model was donated by the Boeing Company to showcase the capabilities of the CV-22 and to show their appreciation of their partnership with the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson) Air Commandos dedicate CV-22 model
Members of team Hurlburt gather to dedicate the new CV-22 Osprey model at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 6, 2017. The CV-22 model, with tail number 0031, was donated by the Boeing Company to showcase the capabilities of the CV-22 and to memorialize the CV-22 that crashed near Qalat, Afghanistan, April 9, 2010, where two of the crew members lost their
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson, 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron guidance and control craftsman, explains the connection process of the PSD-90 Fuel Quantity Test Set to Royal Thai Air Force avionics maintainers, March 15, 2017 at Don Mueang Air Base, Thailand. Teak Torch 2017 provided an opportunity for both the United States and Thailand to advance interoperability and increase partner capacity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) 353rd SOMXS demonstrates capabilities with Thai partners
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron worked side-by-side with Royal Thai Air Force 601st Squadron Maintenance Team during the Teak Torch 2017 subject-matter expert exchange, March 2-17, 2017 at Don Mueang Air Base, Thailand.“Our maintainers have been doing amazing stuff with our Thai partners,” said Maj. Matthew Howard, Teak
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A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prepares to land and extract Special Tactics Airmen for the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, and one Public Affairs Airman from Falcon Bombing Range, Fort Sill, Okla., March 22, 2017. The 137th Air Support Element from the 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma City, coordinated a joint training event with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 301st Fighter Wing and T-38 Talons from the 88th Fighter Training Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, March 20-23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew M. LaMoreaux/Released) 137th SOW hosts joint, full-mission profile training
The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted a joint, full-mission profile event at Falcon Bomb Range in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, March 20–23, in order to prepare the Airmen and Soldiers for future deployments.  The event included several multi-part scenarios that involved special tactics Airmen from the U.S. Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics
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Default Air Force Logo Freeze-dried plasma to the rescue
Since hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat casualties, Air Force Special Operations Command is improving access to blood products on the battlefield.Freeze-dried plasma is one of them.Plasma contains coagulation factors, which are critical to the clotting process in the body. These need to be replaced during severe
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Airman 1st Class Ethan Short, an aircraft structural maintainer with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, sprays paint onto the hatch of a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 29, 2017. Applying paint is the final step in the several- day corrosion preventive process. This final paint layer ensures the aircraft body will combat corrosion from the elements and prolong the life of the asset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Air Commandos control corrosion
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron restored a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. Corrosion control Airmen restore the structural integrity of aircraft by repainting parts of the body every two years that have been weakened by exposure to the environment; prolonging the life of the asset. These Air
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Combat controllers fire at their targets March 29, 2017 at the Fire and Pistol Club on Hurlburt Field, Fla. Their motto "First There," reaffirms their commitment to undertake the most dangerous missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) CCTs refine shooting techniques during Advanced Skills Training
Combat controllers fire at their targets March 29, 2017 at the Fire and Pistol Club on Hurlburt Field, Fla. Their motto "First There," reaffirms their commitment to undertake the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost)
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Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, prepares to fly his final flight as an active duty member in an 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. Haase is scheduled to retire on April 10, after 34 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) AFSOC vice commander completes 'fini' flight
The vice commander for Air Force Special Operations Command flew his 'fini' flight in a CV-22 Osprey here March 24, 2017.Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase will culminate 34 years of service in a retirement ceremony April 10. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. His final mission
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