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  • CAA JTAC awarded NDIA/SOLIC Superior Achievement Award

    Capt. Cole D. Geldernick, a Combat Aviation Advisor Air Liaison Officer assigned to the 6th Special Operations Squadron was awarded the 2018 National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Superior Achievement Award February 5.
  • USSOCOM Deputy Commander visits AFSOC

    U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Tim Szymanski, Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, sits in the cockpit of a CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Jan. 22, 2019. Szymanski toured the various aircraft assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command, learning about their unique capabilities.
  • Utterly selfless: A pararescue legend's legacy

    Chuck “Cowboy” Morrow, 76, a retired pararescue specialist of 20 years passed away Jan. 23, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. Morrow was remembered as a humble and generous hero in the guardian angel community who fought for the lives of others.
  • New civic leaders inducted into the Air Force

    More than 40 Air Force civic leaders visited Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-31, for a civic leader conference with the Air Force’s most senior leaders.
  • Space Operators provide TACPs tactical space training

    Deployed Tactical Air Control Party Airmen expect space effects to work; otherwise pilots get shot down, bombs miss targets, and soldiers die. TACPs may not know how space works, but if it doesn’t work well for America and its allies then its results are devastating.Space operators from the 16th and 4th Space Control Squadrons at Peterson Air Force
  • ‘Til Valhalla’: Special Tactics combat controller laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Known for his grit, loyalty, unwavering character, and the author of quick-witted military cadences, often referred to as “jodies,” Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin was tough, dedicated, and easy going—often making light of difficult situations. He was a good teammate, a selfless friend and a true patriot who expressed a willingness to lay down his life for what he believed in—God and country. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was honored as hundreds gathered in the rain and he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 24, 2019.
  • AFSOC leaders visit the Pacific

    Maj. Gen. Vince Becklund, deputy commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited the 353rd Special Operations Group Jan. 9-11 for a closer look at the special operations mission in the Pacific.
  • Special Warfare TISC opens doors to solve tomorrow’s problems, dedicated to ST founder

    The Special Warfare Technical Integration Support Center opened its doors during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Jan. 11, as the newly named Col. John T. Carney Center of Excellence. With the name of “Coach” Carney embodied within the 25,000 square foot facility, the roots of Special Tactics aim to inspire employees of the SW-TISC every day.
  • US SOF continue to enhance their ability alongside POL allies through culmination exercise

    Clouds make way for the first pass of combat controllers from the U.S. and Polish forces as they free fall out of an MC130J during a culmination exercise near Krakow on Dec. 5, 2018. The joint team is determined to put all their recent training into action as they steer their parachutes onto the calculated target.“We are in Poland to strengthen our
  • AFSOC holds cyber all-call

    William Marion, Secretary of the Air Force deputy chief information officer, conducted a cyber personnel all-call Dec. 17 at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The all-call addressed changes coming to the Air Force’s cyber community and the importance of maintaining cyber readiness.