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Crew chiefs assigned to the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform routine maintenance on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. Crew chiefs supervise and coordinate care of their aircraft, such as detailed inspections, diagnosing malfunctions, replacing components and day-to-day maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) 801st SOAMXS tends to Hurlburt's CV-22 fleet
Airmen of the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tend to the mechanical health of the CV-22 Osprey fleet, which is flown by the 8th Special Operations Squadron from Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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Fuels technicians with the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron run through an inspection checklist on an MC-130J, November 16, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Fuels technicians are part of a large group of Cannon Air Commandos who work through the night to keep aircraft flying. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/released) Cannon after dark: A night in photos
"Any place, any time, anywhere" is the motto for Air Force Special Operations Command. Aircraft maintenance specialists work through the night to provide specialized airpower for our nation.
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A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing performs a flyover during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. The flyover was performed by two Ospreys and occurred during the playing of the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Ospreys pave way for 2017 National Championship game
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing perform a flyover Jan. 9, 2017, during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The flyover coincided with the final notes of the National Anthem, sung by the group Little Big Town.
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Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success. (Courtesy Photo)  Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy
Retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray was laid to rest Dec. 30, 2016, in Arlington National Cemetery. Bray was a decorated Special Tactics combat controller who helped define how ST operated in urban warfare during 1993 operations in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James speaks during the F-35A Lightning II initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5, 2016, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) 2016 Air Force Year in Photos
This 2016 Year in Photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This yearly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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A CV-22 Osprey descends for landing Jan. 7, 2016, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. The Florida Air National Guard has stood up a unit to operate alongside active-duty counterparts on Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) FLANG settles in at Hurlburt Field
Florida's Air National Guard continues to grow its CV-22 Osprey unit, which operates alongside active-duty counterparts at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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Top Story #1: Senior Airman John Campbell, Special Operations Weather Team student assigned to the Special Tactics Training Squadron, accepts the first Lt. Col. William Schroeder Memorial Award from Abby Schroeder, Schoeder's widow, and John Farris, a SOWT instructor with STTS, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 21, 2016. Read more here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) AFSOC 2016: Top 10 most viewed stories
Below is a list of Air Force Special Operations Command's top 10 stories for 2016. The stories were placed in order based on the number of views. Click each link to view the story.1. Legacy of fallen Airmen continued in SOWT graduate2. That Others May Live: Silver Star medal for a fallen Airmen, son3. First Airmen in Afghanistan: America’s response
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Senior Airman Nick Matthews, 16th Special Operations Squadron Special Missions aviator, reassembles a weapon system after breaking it down and explaining its operating system to Portales High School Math Engineering and Science Achievement club members, Dec. 9, 2016, during a tour at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The tour, which consisted of an AC-130 technology brief and an in-depth look at a powered-on AC-130W, was designed to give students a practical look at real world math, engineering and science applications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz/Released) Air Commandos link aviation to math, science for MESA students
About 30 students in Portales High School's Math Engineering and Science Achievement club visited Cannon for an AC-130 technology brief and toured a powered-up AC-130W as subject matter experts from the 16th Special Operations Squadron detailed how each system is dependent on intricate formulas, principles and equations.
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Graphic depicting AC-130W stats and facts AFSOC weapon system fact posters
Air Force Special Operations Command created five fact posters for the many weapon systems employed worldwide. These graphic/photographic representations are downloadable.
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State Command Chief Master Sgt. Regina Stoltzfus receives the guidon from Col. Mike Regan, Commander, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, as she accepts responsibility as the ninth state command chief master sergeant. The passing of the guidon signifies the passing of the responsibility for all PA ANG enlisted personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Claire Behney/Released) 193rd SOW Airman new Pennsylvania ANG command chief
Chief Master Sgt. Regina Stoltzfus, formerly the 193rd Special Operations Wing command chief, accepted Dec. 17 responsibility as the state's ninth Pennsylvania Air National Guard command chief master sergeant.
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