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  • MSgt. John Chapman honored with aircraft dedication

    The name John Chapman is already well known in the Air Force community, and it will now fly across the globe on the side of an iconic aircraft.
  • 24th SOW dedicates building to MOH recipient Master Sgt. Chapman

    The story of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Chapman has circulated across the nation for nearly two decades and captivated the special operations world. The heroics John is credited with during a ferocious battle on Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in 2002 posthumously earned him the nation’s highest military honor. Today, John’s
  • AFSOC honors Master Sgt. John Chapman

    Air Force Special Operations Command kicked off a series of events Oct. 25 to pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. John Chapman.
  • 23rd STS hands off Hurricane Michael airfield operations to 821st CRG at Tyndall AFB

    When Hurricane Michael began devastating much of the Florida panhandle with upwards of 150 mph gusts and rain on Oct. 10, it left many with uncertainty of what their community would look like when they returned home. For a portion of that area, a ghosted and devastated Tyndall Air Force Base, it didn’t take long for support to start flowing in to aid. One day after Hurricane Michael hit the area, a Special Tactics troop with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron was flown in on two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron to assess, and if possible, open the airfield.
  • 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.