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  • AFSOC honors outstanding Air Commandos

    Air Commandos gathered to honor their top performers during the Outstanding Airmen and civilians of the Year banquet here May 10. 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
  • 492nd SOW activation completes circle of Air Commando history

    World War II's renowned Carpetbagger unit returned to active service as the 492nd Special Operations Wing during a ceremony May 10, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. This activation links a storied past to AFSOC's exciting future.
  • 137th Special Operations Wing hosts director of Air National Guard

    The 137th Special Operations Wing hosted Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald C. Anderson, command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard, at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, May 8, 2017. The visit allowed the director to not only get a look into the special
  • HQ AFSOC staff participates in Command Run

    Air Commandos begin a 5K run at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 5, 2017. Both Airmen and civilians at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command ran together during a physical training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost)
  • AFSOC migrates email to cloud-based system

    Email is about to get bigger and better for most Air Commandos. After hearing complaints of prolonged outages and slow connection speeds, leaders at Air Force Special Operations Command decided to take action."AFSOC/A6 has been looking at options to improve our users' NIPRNet experience," said Col. Anthony Thomas, AFSOC director of Communications
  • Special Operations Surgical Team doctor to receive Jackson Foundation award

    The direct impact of Lt. Col. (Dr.) Benjamin Mitchell can be measured in lives saved on the battlefield. However, the numbers associated with this emergency medicine physician assigned to a Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) are impressive.
  • President Trump stops by 193rd SOW

    Excitement filled the air. Airmen awaiting the arrival of their commander in chief; in hopes to catch a glimpse of him.Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing, along with their friends and family members had the opportunity to watch Air Force One with President Donald J. Trump on board, land and taxi onto base, April 29, 2017.Vice President
  • SOCOM Commander: Forces at Forefront of National Security Operations

    The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and the Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict spoke on 30 years of history at their address to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
  • Hurlburt hosts 2nd Alpha Warrior competition

    The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron hosted the second Alpha Warrior Battle Rig competition at the Commando Hangar, here, April 29. Alpha Warrior is an obstacle course competition that provides participants a fun way to work out while pushing them to their physical and mental limits."[Alpha Warrior] is more than just an obstacle
  • Combat aviation advisors conduct Operation Raven Claw

    Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron participate in Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 24. Operation Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course. Combat aviation advisors are specifically trained and