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  • AFSOC commander, command chief pay visit to Cannon

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Greg Smith, AFSOC command chief, visited Cannon and its nearby communities in eastern New Mexico Apr. 11, 2019.
  • Capt. Joseph Siler: "Go in, get help, get back to the fight"

    The news story shows a drone operation-the screen lights ups with a flash, followed by the crumbling of a building. To the viewer at home, it is a smooth, seamless operation far away. But to Capt. Joseph Siler, he would tell you that it took a team of highly-trained and dedicated intelligence professionals to carry out the critical mission
  • Honoring a legend

    U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raid and an original Air Commando, passed away at the age of 103 April 9, 2019. Cole made a lasting impact on Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • Special Tactics TACP awarded Silver Star Medal for Afghan ambush

    A crowd of over 250 family, friends and U.S. service members gathered as U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Vincent Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch, an ST Tactical Air Control Party operator assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, during a ceremony at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum here, April 9.
  • SSgt. Anderson shined a light on a mid-air refueling problem

    Tinkering with a small communication box in his home garage, Staff Sgt. Jeremie Anderson, 9th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J instructor loadmaster, discovered an innovation in mid-air refueling that changed the way loadmasters execute the mission today.
  • US SOF strengthen relationships with allied partners through combined training

    U.S. Air Force's 7th Special Operation Squadron, assigned to 352nd Special Operation Wing, based out of Mildenhall, England, deployed to Bacau, March 10-15, 2019, to conduct mission essential tasks, and simultaneously, familiarize Romanian SOF with the CV-22 Osprey. “The importance is not only for the commonality of our tactics, techniques, and procedures between US forces and partner forces but combining that within the NATO spectrum to make sure we are all operating in the same format,” said a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Capt., the mission commander for the training event and flight lead pilot . “Being able to get these staged drills out of the way now in a safe and effective training environment, allows us to be able to have the confidence to forward deploy in any contingency operation.”
  • Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes

    As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.
  • Hurlburt honors Jockey-14 crew with 25th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony

    Air Commandos along with friends and families of the fallen Jockey-14 crew attended a 25th anniversary memorial ceremony to honor the team at the Hurlburt Field Air Park, March 14. Jockey-14 was the tactical call sign of the AC-130H Spectre gunship crew, assigned to the 16th Special Operations Squadron, that crash landed in the Indian Ocean,
  • 4th Special Operations Squadron receives first AC-130J Ghostrider

    The new 4th SOS gunship is equipped with the Precision Strike Package, which includes a mission management console, a robust communications suite, two electro-optical/infrared sensors, advanced fire control equipment, a precision-guided munitions delivery capability, as well as trainable 30 mm and 105 mm weapons onboard. Additional improvements include updated crew seats with added safety features and a relocation of equipment into more optimal locations.
  • OK Air Guardsmen named Oklahoma City military hero

    Master Sgt. Bryan Whittle, assigned to the 205 Engineering and Installation Squadron (205th EIS) at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, was honored as the American Red Cross of Oklahoma’s military hero during the 2019 Oklahoma City Heroes Breakfast, March 5, 2019.
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