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(Left) Col. Benjamin Maitre, 524th Special Operations Wing commander, (middle) Lt. Col. Derick Steed, 524th Special Operations Squadron commander, and Master Sgt. Chad Beach, 524 SOS first sergeant, ceremoniously cover the guidon during the 524 SOS end of mission ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 31, 2017. The 524th is relocating to Duke Field, Florida, where the command will change hands from the 27th SOW to the 492nd SOW. The squadron has ties back to WWII, before it received its numerical designation of 524. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released) 524th SOS relocates from Cannon to Duke Field
The flag of the 524th Special Operations Squadron is relocating from Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Duke Field, Florida. The unit's move uproots a long legacy with Cannon's host unit, and it joins an organization with a deep, special operations history.
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Ms. Candy Green, U.S. Embassy New Zealand’s Chargé d'Affaires, meets with 1st Special Operation Squadron aircrew during a visit, April 20, 2017 at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Woodbourne, New Zealand. The U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires came down during Exercise Teak Net to observe first-hand the training being conducted with RNZAF partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) 353rd SOG & 40th SQDN host USEMB New Zealand
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group and Royal New Zealand Air Force 40th Squadron showcased the military cooperation efforts between the U.S. and New Zealand militaries during a visit by U.S. Embassy New Zealand’s Chargé d'Affaires and staffers, April 19-20, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand.“One thing I’ve learned and pleased to
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A U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II flies in formation with a Royal New Zealand Air Force 40th Squadron C-130, April 22, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand. Executing airborne operations throughout Exercise Teak Net, the formation flight symbolized the strength of a partnership that has evolved over the years. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Capt. Kevin Knutson) 353rd SOG and RNZAF increase partnership capacity
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group increased military cooperation with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during the fourth iteration of Exercise Teak Net, which took place April 15-18, 2017 at RNZAF Base Auckland and April 18-28, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand.“The military cooperation between the U.S. and New Zealand
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith, Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force Special Operations Command, second from right, greets Airmen assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron, May 24, 2017, during his visit to RAF Mildenhall, England. Smith coined outstanding Airmen and expressed gratitude to the unit for their dedication to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) AFSOC command chief visits 352nd SOW
Air Force Special Operations Command's top enlisted leader visited May 23-24, 2017, the 352nd Special Operations Wing here. During the second day of his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith spoke to Airmen at an all-call and toured various units within the wing.
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Learn more about the Air Force Special Operations Command, which stood up May 22, 1990. AFSOC marks 27th anniversary
Learn more about the Air Force Special Operations Command.
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Default Air Force Logo Pilot receives distinguished honors
A pilot from the 20th Special Operations Squadron received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic actions taken during a rescue operation.
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An Air Force Special Tactics Airman with the 24th Special Operations Wing rappels into the Al Biadia Cave Complex during a personnel rescue mission for Eager Lion May 13, 2017, in Mafraq Province, Jordan. Special Tactics teams have the ability to conduct personnel recovery missions, from rapid mission planning to technical rescue, treatment and exfiltration. With in-depth medical and rescue expertise, along with their deployment capabilities, ST Airmen are able to perform rescue missions in the world's most remote areas.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) US Air Force Special Tactics trains to lead, build partnership in Jordan
Airmen of the 24th Special Tactics Wing trained alongside Jordanian and Italian special forces during Eager Lion 2017, an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan. For Special Tactics Airmen, the training won’t stop with Eager Lion. Repetitions, like this exercise, are essential for developing Airmen to contribute to the joint fight as they lead and execute ground missions.
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Images from Foal Eagle 2017. Pacific Air Commandos support Foal Eagle 2017
Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Group worked with joint and combined partners during Foal Eagle 2017 exercises, which took place March 23 through April 10, 2017 at various locations throughout the Republic of Korea.
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Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy, which is presented to an aircrew for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. The trophy is permanently displayed at the National Air and Space Museum. (Courtesy Photo) Direct Support Operator Recognized for Exceptional Contributions to Mackay Trophy Aircrew
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy, which is presented to an aircrew for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. This year, an AC-130U aircrew from Air Force Special Operations Command, which included one of 25th Air Force’s outstanding Airmen, was recognized with the honor.
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Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, left, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, and Col. Nathan Green, right, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center,  furl the AFSOAWC flag during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, May 10, 2017. An organizational banner is ceremoniously furled to designate a unit’s inactivation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 492nd SOW activation completes circle of Air Commando history
World War II's renowned Carpetbagger unit returned to active service as the 492nd Special Operations Wing during a ceremony May 10, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. This activation links a storied past to AFSOC's exciting future.
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