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  • Train Airmen to fill shoes of past leaders

    For most people in Air Force Special Operations Command when they hear the words, “fight and win,” they think of going to war in Iraq or Afghanistan. I must admit I thought the same thing at first. After, I thought about it for a couple of days and it was like the old cliché of a light going on. For those who know me, you know that doesn’t happen
  • RED HORSE looks back on ORI experience

    Sometimes you just never see the train wreck coming. The 823d RED HORSE Squadron was subjected to an Air Combat Command Operational Readiness Inspection August 2005, and we thought we were ready. In fact, we thought we were going to send the Inspector General back to Langley Air Force Base with their tails between their legs. We’re RED HORSE, we
  • Measure of leader is result of mentoring

    How do you prepare your subordinates to be the next generation of leaders? You’ll have great success if you promote and prepare your troops for professional military education, coupled with mentoring and training them and providing them the lessons learned from your experiences. One of the first topics for your mentoring sessions should include
  • Why do our enemies fear us?

    Date: March, 2004. Location: an Army post somewhere far away from the safety of America, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130H Talon II aircraft have been flying tough logistics re-supply missions for months. The base is in hostile territory and has been completely cut off from any type of ground
  • Common thread: Air Force family unites through tragedy

    April 5 was both one of the saddest and proudest days of my life. As a new member of Air Force Special Operations Command, one of my first duties was to travel to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, to help support the 352nd Special Operations Group after one of its MC-130H Combat Talon IIs crashed in Albania during a joint/combined training