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Master Sgt. Dennis Henry, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs superintendent, fires his weapon at a target while competing in the Pistol Excellence in Competition March 2, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Competitors shot a total of 30 rounds at a target 25 yards away during three different timed rounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman/Released)

27th SOSFS hosts pistol competition
The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron hosted a Pistol Excellence in Competition March 1-3, at the firing range here.Competitors used an M9 Beretta pistol to fire 30 rounds of 9 mm ammunition at a target 25 meters away.“We’re here to see who the best of the best are on base,” said Staff Sgt. Brock Brown, 27th SOSFS NCO-in-charge of
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A U.S. Air Force 9th Special Operations Squadron pilot reads through a checklist after a flight on an MC-130J Commmando II during Emerald Warrior 17 at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 28, 2017. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook) Emerald Warrior 2017 exercise begins
Several hundred U.S. and partner-nation military members kicked off the 10th iteration of Emerald Warrior here Feb. 27.Emerald Warrior is an annual Department of Defense exercise that focuses on irregular warfare and hones special operations forces air and ground combat skills. The two-week exercise will run until March 10, and it will allow
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Zachary Dreaden, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, demonstrates to counterparts from the Royal Thai Air Force Wing 1 Hospital on how he applies a tourniquet during a medical exchange, Feb. 22, 2017 at Korat Air Base, Thailand. Cobra Gold 2017 provided an opportunity for both the United States and partner nation to advance interoperability and partner capacity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) Air Commando medics interact with Royal Thai Air Force
Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Group demonstrate current medical treatment techniques and equipoment to counterparts from the Royal Thai Air Force Wing 1 Hospital Feb. 22, 2017 at Korat Air Base, Thailand. Cobra Gold 2017 provided an opportunity for both the United States and partner nation to advance interoperability and partner
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Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks with his staff at the Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017. Webb covered a variety of topics including a climate study, network upgrades and the potential growth of AFSOC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) AFSOC commander hosts All Call
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks with his staff at the Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017. Webb covered a variety of topics including a climate study, network upgrades and the potential growth of AFSOC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost)
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Default Air Force Logo O-PME now open to SNCOs
The first four senior NCOs in the Defense Department are attending Joint Professional Military Education Two (JPME II) at the Joint and Combined Warfighting School in Washington D.C. – a program that was previously open to only field grade officers.The first to attend from Air Force Special Operations Command is Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher
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Royal Thai Air Force Special Operations Regiment combat controllers and pararescuemen jump from an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron, Feb. 14, 2017 at Chandy Range, Thailand. Executing jump operations throughout Cobra Gold 2017, the members of the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and Royal Thai Air Force Special Operations Regiment demonstrate the strength of a partnership that has evolved over the last 17 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) ST conducts freefall training with Royal Thai AF
The 320th Special Tactics Squadron conducted joint military free fall training with the Royal Thai Air Force Special Operations Regiment during Exercise Cobra Gold 2017, Feb. 14, 2017, at Korat Air Base, Thailand. Special Tactics Airmen freefall into hostile or austere environments as an alternate insertion, when aircraft cannot land in enemy
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Members of the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard present the colors during the Ratchet 33 Memorial Ceremony at the air park, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017. During the ceremony, the commanders of the 25th Intelligence Squadron, 34th Special Operations Squadron and the acting commander of the 319th SOS unveiled the Ratchet 33 aircrew memorial plaque. The aircrew was comprised of Capt. Ryan Hall, Capt. Nicholas Whitlock, 1st Lt. Justin Wilkens and Senior Airman Julian Scholten. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Ratchet 33 aircrew remembered during memorial ceremony
More than 900 Air Commandos, fellow special operations service members, civilians and families gathered to remember four fallen Airmen during a ceremony at the air park, here, Feb. 16.Capt. Ryan P. Hall from the 319th Special Operations Squadron, Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock and 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens from the 34th Special Operations Squadron and
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U.S. Airmen form the 55th Rescue Squadron pose for a group photo in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2016.  The 55th RQS operates out of D-M but falls under the 23d Wing headquartered at Moody AFB, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) 55th RQS: These things we do, that others may live
(This story is part of the “55th RQS series” which highlights the different AFSCs associated with the unit.) Combat search and rescue plays a major role in the mission set of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 55th Rescue Squadron focuses on training and executing CSAR missions by employing the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter.
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Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, AFSOC vice commander, speaks to Team Robins maintenance professionals during a special visit to the base to laud the accelerated programmed depot maintenance work being done on AFSOC aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera) AFSOC general returns to thank Robins maintainers; provides gunship tour
As promised by the Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex C-130 sustainment workers were treated to a Feb. 9 tour inside an AC-130W Stinger II gunship fully loaded with the latest modifications.   Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, AFSOC vice commander, and his crew brought the AC-130W from Hurlburt Field,
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Tech. Sgt. Jarrod Stewart, United States Air Force Special Operations School course director, briefs the United States Special Operations Command Civilian Development group at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 15, 2017. Stewart demonstrated small-arms weapons capabilities and explained battlefield tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) USAFSOS hosts DIT demo
The United States Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) hosted a Dynamics of International Terrorism (DIT) demonstration here Feb. 15, 2017.Several course directors demonstrated small-arms weapons capabilities and explained battlefield tactics to approximately 15 people in the United States Special Operations Command Civilian Development
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