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2025 Strategic Initiatives Competition

Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, presents Lt. Col. Paul Brister, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron commander, an engraved axe at the conclusion of the 2025 Strategic Initiative Competition at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 29, 2016. Brister and Capt. Jesse Gault, 23rd STS Gold Team flight commander, beat nearly 60 other entries with their concept of “SpecOps Swarms.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Raynor)

PHOTO BY: Michael Raynor
VIRIN: 160229-F-EH471-038.JPG
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