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  • Special Tactics Airman killed in action in Afghanistan

    A Special Tactics Airman was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, 25, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was deployed in support of OPERATION Freedom’s Sentinel.
  • AFSOC civilian receives DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Award

    An Air Force Special Operations Command civilian received the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award at the Pentagon Nov. 15. Tom Jones, AFSOC A4 logistics, engineering and force protection directorate, received the award for exceptional performance as the chief of rotary wing and special mission aircraft section. He ensured over 150 of AFSOC’s CV-22 Osprey, MQ-9 Reaper and non-standard aviation fleets were ready, relevant, sustainable and modernized.
  • AFSOC selects Spark Tank Competition semifinalists

    Air Force Special Operations Command selected two semifinalists for the Air Force Spark Tank Competition Nov. 13. Within AFSOC, 19 Airmen submitted ideas geared toward restoring readiness and driving innovation for the Air Force. Five Airmen were selected to present their ideas in front of Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of AFSOC. Out of these five, the two semifinalists were selected for competition at the Air Force level.
  • AFSOC leadership visits Invisible Wounds Center

    On Oct. 29, Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited and showed his support for the Invisible Wounds Center, which enables service members to remain ready and resilient to carry out operations.
  • MSgt. John Chapman honored with aircraft dedication

    The name John Chapman is already well known in the Air Force community, and it will now fly across the globe on the side of an iconic aircraft.
  • 24th SOW dedicates building to MOH recipient Master Sgt. Chapman

    The story of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Chapman has circulated across the nation for nearly two decades and captivated the special operations world. The heroics John is credited with during a ferocious battle on Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in 2002 posthumously earned him the nation’s highest military honor. Today, John’s
  • AFSOC honors Master Sgt. John Chapman

    Air Force Special Operations Command kicked off a series of events Oct. 25 to pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. John Chapman.
  • 23rd STS hands off Hurricane Michael airfield operations to 821st CRG at Tyndall AFB

    When Hurricane Michael began devastating much of the Florida panhandle with upwards of 150 mph gusts and rain on Oct. 10, it left many with uncertainty of what their community would look like when they returned home. For a portion of that area, a ghosted and devastated Tyndall Air Force Base, it didn’t take long for support to start flowing in to aid. One day after Hurricane Michael hit the area, a Special Tactics troop with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron was flown in on two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron to assess, and if possible, open the airfield.
  • AFSOC celebrates Air Force's 71st birthday

    Air Force Special Operations Command celebrated the 71st birthday of the Air Force by hosting a cake cutting ceremony, honoring tradition established since 1947.
  • Master Sgt. John Chapman remembered, immortalized at Air Force Memorial

    Air Force leaders, and the family of fallen combat controller Master Sgt. John Chapman, unveiled his name on the memorial’s Medal of Honor recipient wall during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.