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  • Medic Rodeo comes to Cannon for another iteration

    The 27th Special Operations Medical Group hosted 19 Air Force medical technician teams from bases around the world for the 12th annual Medic Rodeo Sept. 17-20, 2019, at Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Air Force Range.The Medic Rodeo is a competition where teams of four perform multiple medical scenarios in home station and deployed environments.
  • Duke Field focusing on preventative health conditioning

    Most military members who have spent years training and deploying are all too familiar with duty-related injuries and the long rehabilitation process that follows. Air Force Special Operations Command is now using an innovative approach to try to preserve the health of its members by preventing those injuries from occurring in the first place.That
  • AFSOC celebrates Air Force’s 72nd birthday

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Vince Becklund, center, Air Force Special Operations Command deputy commander; U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Shannon, AFSOC deputy command chaplain; and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryce Smith, AFSOC Operations Center, cut an Air Force birthday cake at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 18, 2019. In keeping with
  • U.S. SOCOM commander visits 352nd SOW Air Commandos

    U.S Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, United States Special Operations Command commander, visited Air Commandos of the 352nd Special Operations Wing at RAF Mildenhall, England, Sept. 12, 2019.
  • Kentucky Air Guardsman earns Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan

    Tech. Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, a combat controller in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Air Force Cross during a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 13, 2019, for his heroic actions on a battlefield in Afghanistan.
  • MOH recipient’s daughter receives new dog tags

    Even after decades, Air Commandos take care of their own.Angela Bennett-Engele, daughter of Medal of Honor recipient and OV-10 pilot Capt. Steven L. Bennett, received newly printed replica dog tags in his honor during a small ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 29, 2019. Bennett’s original dog tags recently went missing.Bennett received the
  • 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.