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Promotion obvious "STEP" for deserving Airman.

Air Force Special Operations Command's newest senior noncommissioned officer, Master Sgt. Scott Hoyt, proudly displays his new stripes after he is congratulated by Lt. Gen. Donny Wurster (left), AFSOC commander, his wife, Angela, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Gilbert (right). Sergeant Hoyt was promoted under the Stripes for Exceptional Performers, or STEP, program.(courtesy photo illustration).

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