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Female Air Commando promoted to brigadier general
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Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman memorialized at Pope Army Airfield

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#Today our 2019 AFSOC Caregiver and Resilience Education Summit (CARE) begins in Gatlinburg. More than 20 of AFSOC's wounded, ill or injured service members and their caregivers are networking and receiving resilience education. • • • • #CareSummit19 #AFSOC #AirForce #Gatlinburg #care #resilience #Tennessee #family
The 17th Special Operations Squadron conducts an airdrop during Cobra Gold 19. Cobra Gold is a Thailand and United States co-sponsored Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) and joint theater security cooperation (JTSC) exercise conducted annually in the Kingdom of Thailand. • • • #airforce #AFSOC #CobraGold #CobraGold19 #CJTF #JTSC #airdrop #thailand #partnership #exercise #drop #kingdomofthailand 353rd Special Operations Group United States Air Force United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
#Onthisday in 1944, 1 Lt. Carter Harman (19 years old), flew a YR-4B helicopter on a rescue mission to evacuate a light L-2 plane pilot forced down on a Japanese controlled road. He successfully rescued the pilot and his passengers 22-24 April. In 23 combat missions the helicopter proved its worth, but it was grossly underpowered and had to be withdrawn from the theater after the engine overheated and failed. At the time of the rescue, only one helicopter was operational of the six brought to the CBI theater. In this group photo, Harman is the one standing, left. He was the seventh Army Air Corps pilot to solo the Sikorsky YR-4 and one of four 1st Air Commando helicopter pilots. He soloed in October 1943 and arrived at Lalaghat, India, during February 1944. After flying in one, Col Phil Cochran wrote, ”It really works. Just imagine what it would be like if we had a couple hundred of them.”
Check out this story about two #twins, one at Hurlburt Field and one at Cannon Air Force Base, who both received senior airman below-the-zone! #BTZ #success #AirCommandos #AFSOC https://www.afsoc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1819686/finding-a-way-together-afsoc-twins-receive-senior-airman-btz/
Jumping into the weekend! Our #AirCommandos from the 24th Special Operations Wing,1st SOW and Lt. Gen. Brad Webb jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II, at Hurlburt Field, April 19, 2019. Happy Friday!
Jumping into the weekend 🌀 Leadership from Air Force Special Operations Command, the 24th Special Operations Wing, 1st SOW and 724th Special Tactics Group jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II, at Hurlburt Field, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., commander of the 24th SOW, completed his final, “fini,” jump as he relinquished command to United States Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, former vice commander of the 24th SOW. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. • • • #AFSOC #airforce #jump #hurlburt #hurlburtfield #globalaccess #precisionstrike #personnelrecovery #battlefieldsurgery #ST #specialtactics #operators @ Hurlburt Field Air Force Special Tactics
Check out our Facebook story to see what these guys were up to this morning 😎😎 Air Force Special Tactics United States Air Force United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Lt. Gen. Brad Webb
Today we celebrated the life of United States Air Force Lt. Col. (ret.) Richard "Dick" E. Cole during a memorial service at Joint Base San Antonio. AFSOC will always remember his pivotal and historic contributions that let to the birth of the special operations community. We will continue to honor his incredible legacy every day.
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole was the final surviving member of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of World War II. He passed away in San Antonio, April 9, 2019 at the age of 103. Watch live as we honor this American hero.
#Repost from our 137th Special Operations Wing😎 The 146th Air Support Operations Squadron spent a week with their British and Estonian counterparts working a variety of close air support scenarios at Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range near Gila Bend, Arizona, Feb. 25-March 8, 2019. Check out the action in these photos! Air National Guard | Oklahoma National Guard | TACP Association
A C-146 Wolfhound assigned to Duke Field, Fla., taxis on the flight line March 27, 2019, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Pilots from Air Combat Command and Air Force Special Operations Command visited Team BLAZE to explain their aircraft’s capabilities and answer questions about the career field. • • • #airforce #aircraft #wolfhound #BLAZE #capabilities #c146 ##aircombatcommand #AFSOC #dukefield #colombus #airforcebase
Looking at this week like 👀 Two Air Commandos, assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, look over the edge of the ramp of a CV-22 Osprey aircraft during low-level water training March 7, 2019, over the Southwest region of the U.S. The 20th SOS also performed Tactical Air Refueling, Combat Search and Rescue training, low-level water training, rescue winch hoist training and operating the ramp-mounted weapon system – a .50-cal GAU-21.• • • #AFSOC #specialoperations #squadron #airforce #training #combat #searchandrescue #airrefueling #tactical #weapons #system #osprey #operating
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb and CMSgt Smith spent two awesome days with our #AirCommandos at Cannon Air Force Base— here’s what they had to say about their time at helm of #AFSOC.
"Go in, get help, get back to the fight." This is the advice Capt. Joseph Siler gives to those who are experiencing symptoms of an invisible wound. Read more about his story below.
The 1st Special Operations Squadron performed a low level survey flight to familiarize themselves with the local area ahead of exercise Balikatan 2019 at Subic Bay, Philippines. “Balikatan” is a Filipino term that means “shoulder-to-shoulder” or “sharing the load together,” which characterizes the spirit of the exercise and represents the partnership between the U.S. and the Philippines, as well as their commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty. • • • #Balikatan2019 #Balikatan #specialoperations #squadron #philippines #philippines🇵🇭 #partnership #filipino #exercise #treaty #flight #survey @ Subic Bay, Philippines 353rd Special Operations Group
This week, our 353rd Special Operations Group brought some air power to exercise Balikatan 2019 for a bilateral friendship jump between U.S. Forces and our Philippine partners. The 353rd Special Operations Group mission is to provide and enable precise, reliable, and responsive air power. Exercises like Balikatan help maintain a high level of readiness and responsiveness, and enhance combined military-to-military relations and capabilities. • • • #balikatan #balikatan2019 #philippine #philippinepartners #specialoperations #specops #exercise #military #operations @ Philippines
#Repost from United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM): Our pursuit of superior lethality and upholding #SOF Truth 1: "Humans are more important than hardware," must be matched by a commitment to understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating brain injuries to keep our force mentally sharp. #StaySharp
Lt Col Richard E. (Dick) Cole's legacy will forever live on in AFSOC. May he rest in peace. Read more about his story here: https://www.afsoc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1810345/honoring-a-legend/
Air Force Special Tactics Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch, a Special Tactics Tactical Air Control Party operator with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, is presented a Silver Star Medal by United States Air Force Maj. Gen. Vincent Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, during a ceremony at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, Pooler, Georgia, April 9, 2019. Kelsch is credited with repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire to save the life of a wounded teammate and controlling precision strike munitions from aircraft to secure the safety of his joint and partner force members while deployed with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s 75th Ranger Regiment battalion to Afghanistan in 2018. • • #legacy #silverstarmedal #bronzestar #valor #hero #specialtactics #AFSOC #precisionstrike #TACP #RLTW #quietprofessionals @ Pooler, Georgia
RT @AFSWTW: Tech. Sgt. Michael Perolio was presented with the #SilverStarMedal at a ceremony today on JBSA-Lackland by Lt. Gen. Webb, the i…
RT @AirForceMag: #USAF Combat Controller to Receive Silver Star for Actions in 2018 “Green-on-Blue” Attack // Read more at https://t.co/l84…
RT @usairforce: Operating from rough dirt strips, the #C130 Hercules is capable of transporting & airdropping troops & equipment into hosti…
A @usairforce Special Tactics Airman with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington,… https://t.co/P5iaHc3DOD
RT @AFSWTW: “Be the first, and lead by example at every level.” Thanks to Lori Chapman Longfritz for coming to speak with our Airmen about…
RT @USAFRecruiting: The @AFSpecOpsCmd is made up of the most specialized warriors on the planet. A job for the mentally tough and physicall…
RT @AFSWTW: Technical Sergeant Michael Perolio will be presented a #SilverStarMedal for gallantry in combat against an armed enemy of the…
RT @USSOCOM: #ICYMI: To kick-off #75RR2019, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment conducted a capabilities demonstration July 9 on Fryar Drop…
RT @US_SOCEUR: An AH-64 Apache helicopter crew assigned to the U.S. #Army’s 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, prepares fo…
RT @USSOCOM: #TacticalTuesday U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) breach a door while conducting an urban c…
RT @USAFRecruiting: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ― Theodore Roosevelt #MondayMotivation https://t.co/sVTxYs0uLc
RT @USSOCOM: On behalf of the commander and the command, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Maj. James G.…
RT @US_SOCEUR: If you missed our story about WWII #veteran, Walter Hargrove and his family's journey of discovery and celebration in Norman…
RT @7thForces: Watch as 7th SFG(A) conducts night infiltration training. #specialoperations #7thspecialforcesgroup #USArmy#USA#SOF#DeOppres
RT @USASOCNews: Give @7thForces a follow. They're doing some amazing things. #SinePari #USASOC https://t.co/D8lOF1v8VC
RT @USAFRecruiting: For the members of @AFSpecOpsCmd, exceeding the standard is the standard. Their job puts them in some of the most dange…
RT @USSOCOM: The AC-130U has been working hard for more than 20 years, haunting the night skies above the enemy. Now it's time for the AC-…