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  • 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.
  • 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.
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