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Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, thanks the assembled Air Commandos for his Order of the Sword induction invitation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 2, 2016. The Order of the Sword is the highest award the enlisted corps can bestow upon an officer. Heithold has served as AFSOC commander since July 3, 2014, and this honor recognizes his conspicuous and significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the Air Force enlisted force, mission effectiveness as well as the overall military establishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meagan Schutter) Heithold to receive AFSOC Order of the Sword
Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, was surprised May 2, by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Caruso and an assembly of Air Commandos with an engraved invitation to be inducted into the AFSOC Order of the Sword. The general will be the tenth individual to receive the command's honor.
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Attendees of the Air Force Special Operations Command Warrior C.A.R.E. Summit gather for a group photo with distinguished visitors at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa April 26, 2016. The summit was designed to give wounded, injured and ill service members and caregivers an opportunity to discover available resources, network with helping agencies, develop mentor relationships and expand their life skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meagan Schutter) AFSOC hosts Warrior C.A.R.E. Summit
Nearly 50 Air Commandos attended the Air Force Special Operations Command Warrior C.A.R.E. (Connection, Awareness, Resources, Endurance) Summit April 25-29 with their families at a hotel resort near Hurlburt Field, Fla. The event was part of the command's Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) program.
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A CV-22 Osprey provided transport for Frigid Archer. Frigid Archer 2016 showcased the 1st Special Operations Wing "Anytime, Anyplace" motto during a weeklong exercise. Frigid Archer tested 1st SOW Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie) Frigid Archer challenges Air Commandos on Eglin Range
Airmen of the 1st Special Operations Wing and other Hurlburt Field units operated Jan. 6-13 from austere conditions here.The combat deployment and employment exercise -- called Frigid Archer -- challenged Air Commandos to work from a bare-base set up, reinforcing the command's ability to operate "anytime, anyplace."They performed operational and
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A C-146 Wolfhound passes a C-145 Skytruck while flying over the Duke Field runway Oct. 21.  The Air Force Special Operations Wing aircraft are used specifically in the training and operation of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King) C-146 Wolfhound, C-145 Skytruck fly at Duke Field
A C-146 Wolfhound and C-145 Skytruck fly a sortie at Duke Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015. These special operations aircraft are used specifically in the training and operation of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s mission.
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2015
Illustration by AFSOC/PA AFSOC nominates Cannon Air Commando for National Public Service Award
A Cannon officer is the 2015 National Public Service Award nominee for Air Force Special Operations Command, leaders announced July 17.Maj. David J. Blair, assistant operations officer in the 3rd Special Operations Squadron, built an interagency plan to counter human trafficking, which was awarded an innovation prize and lauded by the U.S. Agency
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Default Air Force Logo Four named AFSOC nominees to Latin American service awards
Four Airmen will represent Air Force Special Operations Command in competition for the 2015 League of United Latin American Citizens Excellence in Service awards.The command’s nominees, announced May 12, 2015, are:- Capt. Daniel Jackson, 319th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL- Master Sgt. Anthony Thompson, Jr., 27th Special
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2015
Col.  William C. Freeman accepts the guidon from Maj. Gen. Morris E. Haase, Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, during an Assumption of Command ceremony held May 8, 2015 on Kadena Air Base, Japan.  The 353rd Special Operations Group is the only Air Force Special Operations unit in the Department of Defense’s largest area of responsibility.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer) 353rd SOG welcomes new commander
Col. William C. Freeman assumed command of the 353rd Special Operations Group during a ceremony held May 8 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maj. Gen. Morris E. Haase, Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander and presiding officer, presented the guidon to Freeman during the ceremony. The 353rd Special Operations Group, formerly commanded by
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2015
Default Air Force Logo AFSOC’s financial managers “cash in” with DoD, SOCOM & Air Force recognition
Air Commandos were awarded 18 service, component and Department of Defense-level financial management awards for their achievements in 2014.The Air Force Special Operations Command members demonstrated dedication and effectiveness by receiving two Air Force, 13 United States Special Operations Command, and three Under Secretary of Defense
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U.S. Air Force Combat Controllers point to an incoming aircraft while standing on the back of a truck during Emerald Warrior 2014 at at Stennis International Airport, MS, May 2, 2014. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios designed to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee / Released) AFSOC hosts Emerald Warrior '15
Air Force Special Operations Command is hosting the annual Emerald Warrior exercise April 20 through May 1. This joint exercise provides pre-deployment training for special operations forces, conventional, interagency and partner nation forces in combat scenarios. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense’s only exercise that focuses on
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Four represent AFSOC at International Affairs Excellence awards
Four Air Commandos will represent Air Force Special Operations Command in the Air Force International Affairs Excellence Award program, command officials announced April 15.The nominees are:Officer – Maj. William McLaughlin, AFSOC Directorate of Installations and Mission Support Enlisted – Master Sgt. Richard Hogan Jr., AFSOC Surgeon GeneralSenior
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