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  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    It was a zero illumination night in a Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when two pilots experienced a malfunction in their flight controls during a training mission. Normally, protocol is to land immediately. Due to the unique circumstances of that night, the flight crew hesitated to do so. “We didn’t know what the area below us
  • Commander of Air Force Space Command visits AFSOC

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2019. The visit marked Raymond’s first to AFSOC since Slife’s assumption of command. The visit also served to foster mission understanding
  • Special Tactics partners with conventional forces and allies in USAFE-led Operation Rapid Forge

    Over 400 Airmen, including two Special Tactics troops from different units, joined forces with partner nations for Operation Rapid Forge, from July 8 to July 26, across the European theater. Operation Rapid Forge is a United States Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and tests the ability to function at locations other than main air bases. The mission is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined capabilities.
  • 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.
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