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  • Active-duty bonds forged in fire

    Five firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron completed joint training, May 1-7, with the active-duty 316th Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

  • Chief Webb bids farewell to the 919th SOW

    The 919th Special Operations Wing’s command chief bid farewell to the unit in a retirement ceremony, June 4, 2022, culminating the end of 32 years of service.

  • Communications, maintenance integrate, enhance Cannon’s MQ-9 mission

    At the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communications Air Commandos find themselves working not only on their usual networking and computer equipment, but also on cutting edge aircraft components in support of Air Force operations around the

  • 146th ASOS conducts FRIES training

    The 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, recently conducted fast rope insertion and extraction system training with the Arkansas National Guard. The FRIES training is designed to quickly deploy personnel from a helicopter without the helicopter touching down.

  • 137th CTF hosts first female student

    The 137th Combat Training Flight had a unique first during a recent joint terminal attack controller qualification course, held March 21-April 22, 2022, in Oklahoma City, which included two NATO students: an Estonian tactical air control party specialist and a German Air Liaison Officer, who was the

  • Spectre 17 Gunship 50th Anniversary oral history video

    Vietnam-era crew recalls famed Spectre 17 flight. The crew, assigned to the 16th Special Operations Squadron, were operating a combat mission supporting Operation Commando Hunt, a campaign of the Vietnam War. Their aircraft was struck by 57mm round, leaving the aircraft damaged and crew members

  • MC-130H Combat Talon II: 19th SOS final formal training mission

    The 19th Special Operations Squadron takes an MC-130H Combat Talon II for its final flight under the 492nd Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 31, 2022. The MC-130H has played a vital role in Air Force Special Operations Command operations, and its highlights include the

  • AFSOC hosts AETC commander for fini-flight

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, conducts his fini-flight May 10, 2022 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. During his career, Webb has more than 3,700 hours flying on aircraft such as the CV-22 Osprey, MH-53 Pave Low and the MC-130H Combat Talon among others.