AFSOC commander, command chief pay visit to Cannon
Capt. Joseph Siler: "Go in, get help, get back to the fight"
Last surviving member of Doolittle Raid passes away
Special Tactics TACP awarded Silver Star Medal for Afghan ambush
SSgt. Anderson shined a light on a mid-air refueling problem
US SOF strengthen relationships with allied partners through combined training

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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
We say goodbye to a true American hero as Lt Col Richard E. (Dick) Cole passed away this morning. The last living member of the Doolittle Raiders, and an original Air Commando flying countless missions in the China-Burma-India Theaters, will be remembered for his grit, determination and patriotism.
TOMORROW. Air Force Special Tactics Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch will be awarded the Silver Star Medal and a Bronze Star Medal with Valor during a ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. While deployed to Afghanistan as a JTAC qualified TACP with the The 75th Ranger Regiment Kelsch exposed himself to danger and secured the safety of his joint and partner force members by controlling Precision Strike air power from multiple aircraft as close as 35 meters of his team's position all while saving the life of an American teammate. Hoo-Yah! #repost @air_force_special_tactics ・・・
Combat resupply is just one of the MC-130Js many attributes. Air Commandos seen here are getting crucial supplies to our U.S. and Afghan Special Forces in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
Check out this 9-ship formation flight at Cannon Air Force Base celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 9th Special Operations Squadron. It demonstrated the capabilities and interoperability of Cannon's forces as the 9th SOS, 415th SOS, and the 67th SOS all teamed up to showcase the MC-130J aircraft.
🙌🏼 How about this view brought to you by the 492d Special Operations Wing !
Our Air Commandos are ready to bring the fight Any Place, Any Time, Anywhere. 👊
#CV22uesday Romanian Special Operation Forces conduct infiltration operations out of 352nd Special Operations Wing's CV-22 Osprey, near Bacau, Romania, March 12, 2019. United States Air Force members with the 7th Special Operation Squadron, assigned to 352nd SOW, based out of Mildenhall, England deployed to Bacau, March 10-15, 2019, to conduct mission essential tasks, and simultaneously familiarize Romanian SOF with the CV-22 Osprey• • • #airforce #SOF #AFSOC #Romania #specialops #osprey #romanianSOF #Squadron #england #mildenhall #cv22 @ Bacau, Romania
United States Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gregory A. Smith, currently assigned as the command chief master sergeant of Air Force Special Operations Command has been selected to replace Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. McCauley as the command senior enlisted leader for United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base ♠️ Congrats Chief! • • • #commandchief #SOCOM #AFSOC #chief #specialoperations #specops #macdill #hurlburt #airforce #airforcebase
#Repost Do you know what #SpecialTactics brings to the fight?🤔 Set aside a few minutes to see why we call upon Air Force Special Tactics for some #GlobalAccess, #PersonnelRecovery, #PrecisionStrike and #BattlefieldSurgery. Check it out! 😎
Check out Callie’s page @sar_pup on Instagram & see her jump with us! Hopefully soon she will be helping us save lives. #Thatothersmaylive #Repost from Callie @sar_pup What song do you like listening to on your way to work? I like Kamikaze by WALK THE MOON #kamikaze #skydive #parachute #airforce #specialops #pararescue #goingtowork #skygod #searchandrescue #pararescue #combatcontrol #sere #specialreconnaissance #searchandrescuedog #dogtraining #training #skydog #dogsthatfly #toml #thatothersmaylive #sar #usaf #usmilitary #airborne #mwd #workingdog #pettherapy #dogsofinstagram #savinglives #pj #freefall
Watch #LIVE now as U.S.Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III relinquishes command of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr. during a ceremony in Tampa, Fla.
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Join me today as "big blue" gathers with family & friends to celebrate one of the rare giants of the #GreatestGenerati
RT @USSOCOM: Welcome home, Marine. We will never forget your sacrifice. Semper Fidelis. https://t.co/IMvDhbGLdi
The 146th Air Support Operations Squadron spent a week with their British and Estonian counterparts working a varie… https://t.co/Aptp7XbPpk
A C-146 Wolfhound assigned to Duke Field, Fla., taxis on the flight line March 27, 2019, on Columbus Air Force Base… https://t.co/9HqHHaPLAr
RT @thejointstaff: Happy birthday to all our #QuietProfessionals who serve within @USSOCOM. Thanks for the unique capabilities you bring t…
RT @USSOCOM: Today we celebrate our 32nd anniversary of service to our great nation. We stand ready to answer the call anytime, anywhere as…
Looking at this week like 👀 Air Commandos from the 20th SOS performed Tactical Air Refueling, Combat Search & Rescu… https://t.co/VjQH97lw3h
RT @USSOCOM: The SOCOM Para-Commandos, the only joint parachute team within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), descended upon USSOCOM he…
RT @usairforce: As we continue to remember the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, we share his touching interview with @AirmanMa
This week, our @353SOG brought some air power to exercise Balikatan 2019 for a bilateral friendship jump between U.… https://t.co/wJ7gROo08p
RT @USSOCOM: General Richard D. Clarke testified in Washington D.C. for the first time as USSOCOM commander April 9th to the Subcommittee o…
RT @USSOCOM: Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gregory A. Smith will become the next command senior enlisted leader to accompany Gen. Richard D.…
RT @USSOCOM: Our pursuit of superior lethality and upholding #SOF Truth 1: "Humans are more important than hardware," must be matched by a…
Lt Col Richard E. (Dick) Cole's legacy will forever live on in AFSOC. May he rest in peace. Read more about his s… https://t.co/koptUwdGfn
RT @USSOCOM: A crowd of over 250 family, friends and U.S. service members gathered as U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Vincent Becklund, deputy com…
TSgt Kelsch is credited with repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire to save the life of a wounded teammate & con… https://t.co/z4x45EFQMu
@usairforce Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch, a Special Tactics TACP operator with the 17th STS, is presented a Silver Star Me… https://t.co/V63NFaG1KY
RT @GarySinise: R.I.P Lt Colonel Dick Cole, last surviving Doolittle Raider. An extraordinary man. It was an true honor to know him. https:…
Today we say goodbye to a true American hero, Lt Col Richard E. (Dick) Cole. The last living member of the Doolittl… https://t.co/GQp677fycb