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  • Quiet Professionals don brown beret

    After decades of distinguished service, the Combat Aviation Advisor community donned the newly minted brown beret as their symbol of distinction during a ceremony held here Jan. 6.  Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony and shared his perspective on the significance of the event.“Today,
  • Cannon Airmen to receive Distinguished Flying Cross

    Two Cannon Airmen will be awarded the oldest American military aviation award at the 9th Special Operations Squadron Auditorium on base Jan. 5, 2018.Brig. Gen. William G. Holt, Air Force Special Operations Command Director of Operations, will present Capt. Charlotte Raabe and Staff Sgt. Gary Bjerke of the 9th SOS the Distinguished Flying Cross for
  • Finding the way: Special Tactics chief awarded Silver Star

    Their mission was to act as a blockade for a NATO ground operation tasked with clearing an insurgent safe haven. But what began as an ancillary tasking, ended with one Airman decimating the majority of enemy forces and saving his team from devastation. Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, a Special Tactics operator with the 24th Special Operations Wing,
  • “USAF depends on Foreign Area Officers to strengthen international partnerships and alliances”

    The Department of Defense and the Air Force have placed renewed emphasis on professionalizing the security cooperation enterprise, as indicated in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This decision highlights defense leadership’s resolve to more effectively build alliances with international partners.
  • Sparking innovation; AFSOC Spark Tank competition winners announced

    Air Force Special Operations Command announced two winners in the Spark Tank competition here Dec. 5, 2017.
  • Air Force announces change to deployments

    The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams. Airmen deploying on individual taskings will now deploy in teams of three or more. This move will provide mutual support during the entire deployment continuum. This directive, effective Nov. 30, 2017, is referred to as “Deployed Teaming.”
  • Building bundles, checking them twice

    Once a year islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau will see bundles parachute out the back of multiple planes to provide them with essential supplies that are necessary for their daily lives. The bundles include items such as educational material, clothing and food, but
  • Cannon welcomes Hercules' power

    A C-130H Hercules aircraft arrived on the flightline of Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, on Nov. 29, 2017, with no intention of leaving. The plane is being absorbed into the 16th Special Operations Squadron’s repertoire to more easily manage pilot training proficiencies, in addition to other positives.“The purpose of gaining the C-130H is to
  • Special Tactics Airmen survey airfields to gain an operational advantage

    Special Tactics Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command conducted multiple airfield surveys with their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Faryab province this week. Airfield surveys are executed prior to the arrival of special operations and conventional aircraft to traditional airfields and field landing strips.
  • Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes

    In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.