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  • 353rd SOG deploys alongside Marines at RIMPAC 2016

    The 353rd Special Operations Group and III Marine Expeditionary Force joined forces to deploy approximately 22 special tactics Airmen and eight Marines to integrate into the world's largest international warfare exercise here, July 8.
  • Special Tactics trains in bi-lateral Eager Lion exercise

    Eager Lion 2016, is a bi-lateral exercise with U.S. special operations forces training with Jordanian forces. This year’s exercise showcased the lesser-known SOF ground component in a big way, providing valuable insight into Air Force Special Tactic’s unique air/ground capabilities and background.
  • Fallen Special Tactics officer to receive Silver Star medal

    The nation's third highest combat decoration will be presented June 1 at Hurlburt Field to the family of Capt. Matthew R. Roland, a Special Tactics officer who was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron when he was killed in action in 2015.
  • Air Commandos infiltrate via free fall

    Members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron conducted routine jump training March 25 just over the Cannon flightline, training to infiltrate hostile or remote areas where it is not possible for aircraft to land.While jumpers loaded onto an MC-130J Commando II, a ground crew worked quickly to establish a landing zone. And with safety consistently
  • A man to emulate: Honoring a fallen Special Tactics Officer

    Capt. Matthew D. Roland was the guy people depended on, turned to, looked up to. He was, to quote a teammate, “the kind of man other men strive to emulate.”He was a “man’s man” who could fix or build anything. He was the guy who “could fit in any crowd” and “lead any team.” This is how Roland was remembered as he was laid to rest at Arlington
  • 26th STS members participate in fitness standards study

    Nearly two dozen members of the 26th Special Tactics Squadron participated in a physical fitness study that analyzes mission requirements for Battlefield Airmen.The physical fitness tests are part of an in-depth study to scientifically measure Battlefield Airmen’s operational mission requirements. This study aims to better correlate operational
  • 9 Special Tactics Airmen commended for reaction to Hwy 98 car accident

    Nine Airmen received Community Service Awards May 20 from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department.The commendations were for their selfless reaction of rendering aid following a multi-car accident on a major thoroughfare in west Okaloosa County.A significant crash March 3, 2015, blocked all lanes of Hwy 98 near Hurlburt Field. A crash in this
  • 48-hour battle results in Air Force Cross, Silver Star medals

    Three Special Tactics combat controllers were awarded the Air Force Cross and two Silver Star medals here May 6 for extraordinary heroism and gallantry in the face of danger while on a deployment to Afghanistan in September 2014.The combat controllers, all from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, were recognized for their superior integration of air
  • Monster Mash challenges 321 STS Air Commandos

    Air Commandos from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron participate in a challenge during the Monster Mash April 10, 2015 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Monster Mash consisted of various events such as navigating across a “lava” pit, pulling a Humvee and a blind weapons assembly. The squadron broke into five teams and included combat controllers,
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