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  • Special Tactics Chief awarded Silver Star for countering overwhelming Afghan ambush

    What began as a typical reconnaissance patrol during a brisk November in Afghanistan quickly took a devastating turn for the worst. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned as the 720th Special Tactics Group superintendent, delivered thousands of pounds of munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
  • Medal of Honor presented to Tech Sgt John Chapman’s family

    On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s widow, Valerie Nessel, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22.
  • Ratchet 33 aircrew remembered during memorial ceremony

    More than 900 Air Commandos, fellow special operations service members, civilians and families gathered to remember four fallen Airmen during a ceremony at the air park, here, Feb. 16.Capt. Ryan P. Hall from the 319th Special Operations Squadron, Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock and 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens from the 34th Special Operations Squadron and
  • USSOCOM inducts former Air Commandos into Commando Hall of Honor

    Two former Air Commandos were inducted into the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Commando Hall of Honor April 6, 2015, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.Retired Maj. Gen. James L. Hobson, Jr. and retired Col. James H. Kyle joined seven other inductees honored by Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, SOCOM commander.“These men embody the skills, value, spirit
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