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  • Air Commandos receive 2017 Cheney Award

    Two Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen were recognized for receiving the 2017 Cheney Award June 13, 2019, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Then Maj. (now Lt. Col.) Matthew Mills and Master Sgt. Michael Wilson displayed extraordinary heroism while providing humanitarian relief after Hurricane Maria left a path of devastation in the Caribbean island of Dominica in September 2017.
  • AFSOC general retires after more than 30 years of service

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. David San Clemente, Air National Guard Advisor to Air Force Special Operations Command and U.S. Air Force (ret.) Maj. Gen. Norman Brozenick, former AFSOC vice commander, hold a certificate of retirement July 26, 2019, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. San Clemente retired after more than 30 years in the Air Force, serving with
  • AFSOC leads Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise at MacDill

    AFSOC hosted the two-week Total Force Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise, July 15, 2019, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to ensure mission readiness and the capabilities of its Special Operations Communications Squadrons.
  • Special Warfare Airman receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan

    Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio, an assessment and selection instructor assigned to the350th Special Warfare Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland was awarded the nation's third highest medal for his heroic actions in combat during Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
  • Slife takes command of AFSOC

    At a ceremony at Hurlburt Field Friday, June 28, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife took command of Air Force Special Operations Command. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, presided over the ceremony where Slife took over for Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, who will go on to serve as the commander of Air Education and Training Command in the coming weeks.
  • AFSOC honors outstanding Air Commandos

    Air Commandos gathered to honor their top performers during the Outstanding Airmen and civilians of the Year banquet June 27 at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The OAY banquet is an annual celebration honoring the best Airmen and civilians in Air Force Special Operations Command. Supervisors nominated Airmen with exceptional service in their workplace and communities, who also excelled in their professional development.
  • AFSOC welcomes "Draco" to the fleet

    After more than 13 years in service, the U-28A intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft officially received approval in May for the naming convention of “Draco”. Draco is the Latin term for dragon. Most aircraft commonly have a name after their numerical designation, such as CV-22 Osprey.
  • Female Air Commando promoted to brigadier general

    Brig. Gen. Brenda Cartier, Air Force Special Operations Command’s first female selected for promotion to the rank of a general officer, was promoted June 14 at a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Cartier now serves as AFSOC’s director of operations.
  • 352d SOW welcomes new commander

    Col. Clay Freeman accepted command of the 352d Special Operations Wing from Col. Matthew Smith during a change of command at RAF Mildenhall, England June 13, 2019. In his last assignment, Freeman served as the Air Force Special Operations Command chief of staff at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman memorialized at Pope Army Airfield

    Master Sgt. John Chapman was commemorated during a Medal of Honor dedication at Pope Army Airfield on May 30. A life-size figure of Chapman, a hand-drawn portrait and a replica of his Medal of Honor were unveiled and placed on permanent display at the Benini Heritage Center, a nationally-recognized museum that is part of the 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron, home of the Combat Control apprentice course.
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