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A C-145A Skytruck lifts off from the runway at Duke Field, Fla.  The 919th Special Operations Wing is the only wing in the Air Force that flies and maintains the Skytruck.  They are primarily used for new aircrew qualifications and flight proficiency missions.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King) Wheels up

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Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element members from the 352d Special Operations Support Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, spent time on the range executing shoot, move, and communicate procedures at RAF Mildenhall, Jan. 23, 2018. Shoot, move, communicate involves scenario based training that reinforces Air Commandos on the fundamentals of reacting with the right movements and tactics under pressure. DAGRE hones the edge with close range marksmanship
Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element members from the 352d Special Operations Support Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, spent time on the range executing shoot, move, and communicate procedures at RAF Mildenhall, Jan. 23, 2018. Shoot, move, communicate involves scenario based training that reinforces Air Commandos on the fundamentals of reacting with the right movements and tactics under pressure.
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Tactical vehicle training saves lives Tactical vehicle training saves lives

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Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

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Three Special Tactics Airmen graduated from the Marine's RTLC in November, following two months of rigorous desert, jungle and amphibious training. Recon Marines, Special Tactics groom joint ground leaders
The police officers rush into the compound, weapons drawn, shouting orders at the men inside the building to surrender. Shots ring out, spent rounds discharge and the police retreat, leaving one officer behind with a gunshot wound. The insurgents drag him through the courtyard for all to see and execute him. Buried in the thick brush on a hill, a
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Silver Star awarded for Mosul Offensive Silver Star awarded for Mosul offensive
The steel enforced car bomb barreled relentlessly toward the joint special operations team … it seemingly came from nowhere.
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Staff Sgt. Frank Poli, a 919th Special Operations Communications Squadron cyber transmissions technician, assembles a satellite communications Cyber commandos always ready for joint fight
A key component to any successful special operations mission is the ability to communicate with other air commandos often in unfamiliar and rapidly changing environments while under attack. The result is an almost insatiable desire among warfighters for cyber professionals who can lead the way in providing non-kinetic effects and effective command
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Combat Aviation Advisors assigned to Duke Field, Florida are now authorized the wear of the brown beret Quiet Professionals don brown beret
After decades of distinguished service, the Combat Aviation Advisor community donned the newly minted brown beret as their symbol of distinction during a ceremony held here Jan. 6.  Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony and shared his perspective on the significance of the event.“Today,
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Default Air Force Logo Cannon Airmen to receive Distinguished Flying Cross
Two Cannon Airmen will be awarded the oldest American military aviation award at the 9th Special Operations Squadron Auditorium on base Jan. 5, 2018.Brig. Gen. William G. Holt, Air Force Special Operations Command Director of Operations, will present Capt. Charlotte Raabe and Staff Sgt. Gary Bjerke of the 9th SOS the Distinguished Flying Cross for
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael West was awarded the Silver Star Medal Dec. 15, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Finding the way: Special Tactics chief awarded Silver Star
Their mission was to act as a blockade for a NATO ground operation tasked with clearing an insurgent safe haven. But what began as an ancillary tasking, ended with one Airman decimating the majority of enemy forces and saving his team from devastation. Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, a Special Tactics operator with the 24th Special Operations Wing,
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