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From left to right, Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Young, 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Tony Diaz, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Joel Sloan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commander, break ground on the site where a new Range Control Officer Tower is scheduled to be built April 22, 2016 at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. The RCO Tower is the point from which a designated officer controls activity on MAFR, a 70,000-acre Air Force primary training range that is integral to making sure Special Operations Forces attached to United States Special Operations Command stay lethal and relevant to today’s fight (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Cannon breaks ground on new Melrose range control tower
Cannon leaders broke ground on a new Melrose range control officer tower April 22, 2016. This tower allows the range officer manages air and ground movement on the 70,000-acre Air Force training area.
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An AC-130W Stinger II assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron circles training targets on Range 10 during a live-fire training mission Feb. 3, 2016, Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. This was the first time live munitions had been fired at Range 10 in 45 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez) SOF Airmen stay sharp at Melrose Range
Melrose Air Force Range, or MAFR, a 70,000-acre Air Force primary training range operated under the authority of the Cannon Air Force Base wing commander, is integral to making sure Special Operations Forces attached to United States Special Operations Command stay lethal and relevant to today’s fight.“MAFR is transitioning from a traditional air
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