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Air Force Special Operations Command members (four people) place stars on a Christmas tree AFSOC Christmas tree honors the fallen
Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) came up with the idea to create a Christmas tree to honor AFSOC’s fallen.
0 11/22
2017
John Boudreaux is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. In 2016, he suffered a critical sudden cardiac arrest. He was dead for several minutes. Less than 6% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive the trip to the hospital. John's doctors gave him less than 1%. Today, as a group commander at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, he bears the scars that remind him for every one of him, there are 99 others buried in the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) A commander’s story of survival
The sound of tire treads rolling over a smooth driveway was the only sound that could be heard on the street Col. John Boudreaux lived when he and his wife, Susi, pulled up to it. Susi shoved the gear shift to “Park.” She couldn’t do it fast enough, and sat back in the seat for a moment. She collected her thoughts as she closed her eyes and let her head fall back into the headrest. Her mind raced faster than her car could.
0 11/22
2017
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, reading a book to more than 60 people. Telling a story
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, reads to children and their families during a Tell Me a Story (TMAS) event Nov. 17, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Webb read the book, Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae and Guy Parker-Rees, as part of the TMAS initiative to encourage love of learning. TMAS was launched by the
0 11/21
2017
Combat aviation advisors respond to questions about their unique training experiences Cadet lesson

0 11/20
2017
Pueblo Governor Visits Kirtland Jemez pueblo governor visits Kirtland

0 11/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy
Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years ago that focused on extended temporary duty travel. Congress instituted the flat rate in November 2014. The new policy reduced per diem from 100 percent to 75 percent for TDYs from 31 to 180 days and to 55 percent for TDYs over 180 days.
0 11/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo The Meaning of Service
Some years ago, I had the honor of meeting novelist and Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien. He was doing a reading of his book, “The Things They Carried,” a novel about the physical items the soldiers carried on their patrols in Vietnam and the psychological burdens they carried after the war. According to his book, “Men killed, and died, because they
0 11/16
2017
SOCPAC commander visits the 353rd SOG SOCPAC commander visits the 353rd SOG

0 11/15
2017
Ability to survive and operate at the 353rd SOG Ability to survive and operate at the 353rd SOG

0 11/15
2017
Air Rapid Response Kit in the Pacific Air Rapid Response Kit in the Pacific
The 353rd Special Operations Group increased their ability to respond to emerging mission requirements in the Pacific with the recent deployment of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Air Rapid Response Kit (ARRK) Oct. 23-31, 2017 at Kadena Air Base and Nov. 1-5, 2017, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  “We support real-world
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2017
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