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Air Force Special Operations Command Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith gives a coin to a 353rd Special Operation Support Squadron Airmen during an all-call June 19, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. The AFSOC command chief praised the enlisted members who enable SOF operations across the entire Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) AFSOC Command Chief meets with 353rd SOG Airmen
Air Force Special Operations Command's top enlisted Airman spent time with the Air Commandos of Kadena Air Base, Japan, to talk about the great things they are doing and how they impact the Pacific theater.
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A CV-22 Osprey from the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, is displayed in the U.S. corral at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. The CV-22 attended the show as a part of continued effort to showcase special operations capability and to engage with our partner nations on an international stage. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) CV-22 Osprey attends Paris Airshow
A CV-22 Osprey from the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, is displayed in the United States corral at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017, at Le Bourget, France. The CV-22 attended the show as a part of continued effort to showcase special operations capability and to engage with our partner nations on an international stage.
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Four U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs from the 17th Special Operations Squadron execute a simultaneous overhead break June 22, 2017 off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during a mass launch training mission. Airmen from the 17th SOS conduct training operations often to ensure they are always ready perform a variety of high-priority, low-visibility missions throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific-Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Pacific Air Commandos launch on 'day of Jakal'
Five MC-130Js of the 17th Special Operations Squadron flew in formation from Kadena Air Base to Ie Shima Range to practice mass on objective training to include airdrops, aircraft landings, and rapid infiltration and exfiltration of equipment. It was in observation of the "day of the Jakal."
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U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Smith, left, 352d Special Operations Wing commander, pins the Bronze Star Medal on U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clinton Kennedy, right, 321st Special Tactic Squadron, June 27, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. While deployed, Kennedy exhibited meritorious service during combat operations, thus earning the Bronze Star Medal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long) 321st STS Air Commandos earn Bronze Star
A Bronze Star Medal was awarded to three Air Commandos from the 352d Special Operations Wing at a ceremony June 27, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England.The Medal is awarded to any person who, after December 6, 1941, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by heroic or meritorious
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, addresses Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing during an “All Call” held on base during his visit, June 10, 2017.  Webb spoke on a variety of topics including the vison, mission and priorities of AFSOC; AFSOC’s strategic value to the nation; and the wing’s spectrum of conflict. Webb also personally recognized six award-winning members of the wing for their outstanding efforts throughout the year. He concluded the “All Call” by taking questions from the Airmen in attendance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Claire Behney/Released) AF special ops commander shares vision, gains insight during wing visit
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited the 193rd Special Operations Wing June 9-10 to share his vision and gather insight into the capabilities and unique dynamics of the Air National Guard unit here.
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Col. Stewart Hammons, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, looks at a painting depicting the aircraft the squadron has flown during its 100-year history during the 33rd Special Operations Squadron 100-year ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 9, 2017. The painting was done by Rodney Bohner, father of Lt. Col. Ryan Bohner, 33rd SOS commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) 33rd SOS celebrates 100-year anniversary
In its first 100 years, the 33rd (now associated with a special operations squadron) was the primary American flight and technical school during World War I. They are the oldest squadron in Air Force Special Operations Command, the first squadron overseas to the European Theater during World War II and the first Air Force F-16 kill.
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Default Air Force Logo Raven Claw: The end is just the beginning for CAA students
Prospective combat aviation advisors must pass through the crucible of Raven Claw to join one of four Air Force Special Operations Command units tasked to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in special operations missions.
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Marine Special Operations School Individual Training Course students fire an M249 squad automatic weapon during night-fire training April 13, 2017, at Camp Lejeune. For the first time, U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Marine Raider training pipeline, representing efforts to build joint mindsets across special operations forces.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Air Force Special Tactics integrate into Marine Raider training
For the first time in history, members from another service spent three months in Marine Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course, with one goal in mind: learn how to lead a joint ground force.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew D. Smith, left, 352d Special Operations Wing commander, presents U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James M. McKay, right, 7th Special Operations Squadron special missions’ aviator, with the Distinguished Flying Cross medal June 2, 2017, on RAF Mildenhall, England. McKay is the 80th Airman in Air Force Special Operations Command to receive this honor, a medal created in 1918 to reward those who display heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long) Air Commando earns Distinguished Flying Cross
Technical Sergeant James M. McKay was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross last Friday, June 2, 2017, for his actions during an urgent evacuation of American citizens in Africa on December 21, 2013.
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Four spouses sit on the ramp of an MC-130J Commando II during an orientation flight, May 26, 2017, during the 352d Special Operations Wing Spouses Appreciation Day on RAF Mildenhall, England. The flight flew to the White Cliffs of Dover. The orientation flights were provided to give spouses a greater understanding of the mission their Airmen support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) 352nd SOW give insider's look on Spouse Appreciation Day
The 352nd Special Operations Wing held a Spouse Appreciation Day May 25, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, U.K. The mission for the day was to give spouses an insider’s look at the wing’s mission, express gratitude for their support and sacrifice and, of course, have fun.
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