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  • AFSOC celebrates Air Force's 71st birthday

    Air Force Special Operations Command celebrated the 71st birthday of the Air Force by hosting a cake cutting ceremony, honoring tradition established since 1947.
  • Master Sgt. John Chapman remembered, immortalized at Air Force Memorial

    Air Force leaders, and the family of fallen combat controller Master Sgt. John Chapman, unveiled his name on the memorial’s Medal of Honor recipient wall during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Tech. Sgt. John Chapman inducted into Hall of Heroes at Pentagon

    Nearly two decades after the gallant actions that cost him his life and earned him the nation's highest military award, Chapman’s name was unveiled by his widow, Valerie Nessel, Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.
  • Medal of Honor presented to Tech Sgt John Chapman’s family

    On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s widow, Valerie Nessel, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22.
  • Chapman family travels for Medal of Honor ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Guilman, 24th Special Operations Wing command chief, left, holds the door open for Valerie Nessel, the widow of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, as she is welcomed by Col. Claude K. Tudor, Jr., 24 SOW commander, August 20, 2018, at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The
  • Airman will posthumously receive Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27, 2018, that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002.
  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony Aug. 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • VCJCS visits Air Commandos during AFSOC immersion

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Hurlburt for an Air Force Special Operations Command immersion July 16-17.
  • 1st SOW welcomes new commander

    Hundreds of Air Commandos welcomed a new commander to the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, June 22. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony which introduced Col. Mike Conley as the new wing commander, the title formerly held by Col. Tom Palenske.
  • Officials announce 2018 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners

    Air Force officials have named the service’s top enlisted members with the announcement of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners for 2018. The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018 (listed alphabetically) are: Senior Master Sgt. Melissa A. Beam, Air Combat CommandStaff Sgt. Elizabeth G. Caulfield, Air Force District of WashingtonStaff
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