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  • AFSOC scores safety trifecta

    Safety officials at Air Force Special Operations Command have a pleasant problem: finding room for more trophies in the display case. The Air Commandos dominated the 2006 Air Force safety award program, garnering the service's top awards for best major command safety record, most effective MAJCOM-level flight safety program and best ground safety
  • 17 SOS crew returns from desert deployment

    An aircrew returning from a four-month deployment in the desert visited students at E.C. Killin Elementary at Camp Foster in Okinawa March 23 to personally thank them for the class' cards and letters. The crew from the 17th Special Operations Squadron visited six classes of first, second and third graders and were greeted with smiles, questions and
  • Pacific Air Commandos head to Korea for annual ORE

    In preparation for a 2008 Operational Readiness Inspection, more than 400 members of the 353rd Special Operations Group from Kadena Air Base, Japan, traveled to Korea for Blue Horizon Operational Readiness Exercise 2007. Blue Horizon afforded the members an opportunity to practice wartime skills necessary for their ability to survive and operate.
  • Humble hero rescues three children from Gulf of Mexico

    Three children visiting from Alabama owe their lives to a quick-thinking staff sergeant from the 16th Special Operations Squadron. Staff Sgt. Michael Passmore, a 16th SOS gunner, was enjoying his favorite pastime May 2006, surfing at Navarre Beach, when he saw a boy in the water waving his arms. Knowing the child was too far from shore for normal
  • 15th SOS navigator accepts prestigious award

    A major from the 15th Special Operations Squadron received a 2006 award that recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of navigation. Maj. Daniel Roesch received the Institute of Navigation Superior Achievement Award for a Digital Terrain Elevation Data program he created for Afghani assault zones and for his
  • Town hall meetings address 16th SOW, Cannon transfer

    The 1st Special Operations Wing held two town hall meetings last week on the upcoming transfer of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., from Air Combat Command to Air Force Special Operations Command. Following the base transfer, AFSOC intends to establish the 16th Special Operations Wing at Cannon. The meetings were designed to ensure 1st SOW Airmen have
  • 1st SOLRS streamlines, reorganizes, validates operations process

    For a long time the Air Force has sought to instill smart operations into practical results. Recently, the Air Force turned its attention to logistics readiness and asked Hurlburt Field to set the example. The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron is one of 12 LRS squadrons currently going through a validation procedure aimed at
  • Base reaffirms riding requirements

    Effective immediately, those failing to wear the proper personal protective equipment while operating a motorcycle will be denied base access. "Motorcycle riders can wear a brightly colored jacket or a vest, either one is acceptable," said Tech. Sgt. Brian Bailey, 1st Special Operations Wing Safety Office. According to the safety office, vehicular
  • 2006 Communications and Information Award Winners

    Air Force Special Operations Command announced the 2006 communications and information award winners for the command which recognize individuals and teams for excellence and ingenuity in their field. The AFSOC winners will be submitted for Air Force level awards. "Our communications and information professionals' achievements are truly noteworthy,
  • AFSOC nominees for Air Force awards

    Air Force Special Operations Command recently nominated three individuals and one organization for Air Force level awards. Staff Sgt. Michael Passmore, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., is the AFSOC nominee for the 2007 Pitsenbarger Award. The Air Force Sergeants Association presents the award annually to an Airman who