Deliver responsive and relevant education, to enable Air Commando excellence in complex and ambiguous operational environments world-wide.
"Turning Airmen into Air Commandos since 1967."
In April 1967, the U. S. Air Force Special Air Warfare School was activated at Hurlburt Field under the Special Air Warfare Center, then located at Eglin AFB. In 1968, the school was redesignated the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School. During its formative years, the school's main thrust was the preparation of Air Force personnel for duty in Southeast Asia. Since then, the USAFSOS curriculum has grown from a single course of instruction with 300 graduates per year to 78 classes representing 28 formal courses a year and approximately 25 off-station tutorials. For more USAFSOS history, click here