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  • NASCAR honors fallen Special Tactics Airman

    Family members and teammates of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin attend the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018, while deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Special Tactics operators are U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations.
  • SOST member awarded Bronze Star Medal for life-saving actions

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. J Hall, a Special Operations Surgical Team surgical technician with the 720th Operations Support Squadron, receives the Bronze Star Medal from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Webb, the director of operations for SOST, during a presentation ceremony at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Miami, Florida, May 23, 2019. Hall was presented a BSM for his life-saving battlefield surgery actions while deployed in 2016. Special Operations Surgical Teams are highly-mobile, tailorable teams of surgical and emergency specialists trained to provide life-saving surgical care and trauma resuscitation on or near the battlefield.
  • AFSOC holds Run to Honor 5k run/ruck for fallen Airmen

    Air Force Special Operations Command hosted the annual Run to Honor 5k run/ruck at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 10, 2019. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley was killed in action in Afghanistan while assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The run honored the AFSOC Airmen who have paid the
  • Air Force transitions enlisted specialty, grows Special Tactics capabilities

    Enlisted Airmen have been analyzing weather since the very beginning of American military flight in 1917. Decades of hard-earned experience led to Special Operations Weather Team Airmen being designated with their own Air Force Specialty Code in 2008. By combining the core skills of Special Operation Forces with their meteorology skills, SOWTs have been a critical asset to the War on Terror. Alongside Special Tactics teammates from forward deployed locations, SOWTs would gather, assess, and interpret environmental data in order to forecast weather impacts to operations. In a location like Afghanistan, this was vital to successful air-ground operations.
  • U.S. Forces train with Moroccan Royal Armed Forces through contingency scenarios

    Members of the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco and the U.S. Air Force joined together for over 10 days of thorough, bilateral cooperation and training during exercise Judicious Response Epic Guardian 19, during the last weeks of April, 2019, based out of Inzegane Airbase, Agadir, Morocco.
  • Col. Andrew Jett assumes command of 492nd Special Operations Wing

    Hundreds of Carpetbaggers from the 492nd Special Operations Wing welcomed their new wing commander during a change of command ceremony May 6. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony as Col. Andrew Jett took command of the wing from Col. Todd A. Fogle.
  • AFSOC welcomes new USSOCOM leader

    Air Force Special Operations Command welcomed the commander of United States Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, to Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 7. During the visit, Clarke received an AFSOC orientation to gain an increased understanding of how the command contributes to the National Defense Strategy.
  • CARE for Air Commandos; AFSOC POTFF hosts fourth annual resilience summit

    Air Force Special Operations Command’s Preservation of the Force and Family hosted a caregiver and resilience education (CARE) summit at a resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, from April 22-27. The summit promoted a whole-family approach to resilience and readiness for AFSOC’s wounded, ill or injured service members and their caregivers.
  • Finding a way together; AFSOC twins receive senior airman BTZ

    A journey which began before birth continues into a career in Air Force Special Operations Command for two fraternal twins who were both selected for promotion to senior airman below-the-zone (BTZ). Airman 1st Class Jonathan Rodgers, 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron CV-22 Osprey parts store supply journeyman and Airman 1st Class Alexander Rodgers, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion mechanic, were notified of this accomplishment in March.
  • 24th SOW commander relinquishes command, performs final military free fall jump

    Various leadership with Air Force Special Operations Command and the 24th Special Operations Wing perform a military free fall jump out of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude K. Tudor, Jr., former commander of the 24th SOW, relinquished command on the Talon II. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command's tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force's special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations.
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