• COMMENTARY: Where Does Time Go?

    The news of Gen. Colin Powell (ret.) passing recently brought a memory to mind that I would love to share in the spirit of how precious time is.In 2002, I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK, assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. As a Firebird, I flew C-130H’s to the remote, long-range

  • MC-130H Combat Talon II return from deployment

    Two MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft and their crews returned to Hurlburt Field, Oct. 6, 2021. Families patiently awaited the arrival of their loved ones as the aircraft flew in and landed. The aircraft most recently supported Operation ALLIES REFUGE and the final evacuation of Afghanistan.

  • Athletic trainer invaluable to special operations mission

    It was the perfect day to shoot hoops with the kids. Master Sgt. Jedidiah Payne, 2nd Special Operations Squadron operations superintendent, had his eye on the target, ready to show his kids his windmill slam dunk move when, in mid-jump, a snapping ping triggered a painful sensation through his

  • DAF expands civilian employee assistance program

    JOINT BASE SAN-ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Department of the Air Force expanded its Employee Assistance Program Oct. 1, following a recent contract award by the Air Force Installation and Contracting Center.The program, required by the Air Force Chief of Staff, provides a variety of services and

  • Wing welcomes new process manager

    For the past 50 years, the 919th Special Operations Wing has delivered around-the-clock support to the warfighter while also administering humanitarian and medical support to those in need.Providing this level of support starts at a basic level of following a step-by-step processes across every

  • Religious Accommodation Requests: What to Expect

    Air Education and Training Command officials continue their aggressive approach to ensure Airmen are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the service’s Nov. 2 deadline. For Airmen seeking a religious accommodation request, chaplains play a critical role in ensuring each request is fully considered

  • AFSOC hosts Virtual Resiliency Summit

    Air Force Special Operations Command Integrated Resilience Optimization Network (IRON) team recently hosted a Virtual Resiliency Summit September 28, 2021.The summit was held as a platform to address a range of emotions relating to personal and unfolding current world events.