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  • Special tactics ensures contingency response readiness during HA/DR exercise

    Air Force Special Tactics operators participated in a hurricane response exercise at Eglin Range, Florida, Oct. 27, 2020. The local humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise helped ST operators hone personnel recovery and global access skills in a training environment to ensure they’re prepared for real-world natural disasters and catastrophic events.
  • Air Force changes path of entry for enlisted special warfare operators

    To better afford enlisted recruits the time and opportunity to find the path of their greatest calling, the Air Force has created a single path of entry into the special warfare recruiting and initial training pipeline called the Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring program.
  • 2 pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Special Tactics Airman killed in training incident

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Peter Kraines, 33, a Special Tactics pararescueman with the 24th Special Operations Wing, died from injuries sustained in a training incident while performing mountain rescue techniques in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday. The incident is currently under investigation.
  • Behind the scenes of the Special Tactics Memorial March

    Alongside highways and back roads of the southern U.S. states, there are two Special Tactics Airmen trekking in the name of their fallen brethren killed in combat. What most people won’t see, is the Individual Duty Medical Technicians putting moleskin on painful blisters, or the communication Airman ensuring the operators are following the correct route, or supply Airmen servicing safety vehicles and the list goes on. A support force of 19 Air Commandos from nine different career specialties are working around-the-clock, 24/7, behind the scenes of Air Force Special Operations Command’s Special Tactics Memorial March, as 10 two-man teams ruck 830 miles to Hurlburt Field.
  • U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen plan 830-mile ruck in honor of fallen

    Twenty Special Tactics Airmen will ruck from Medina Annex at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas to Hurlburt Field to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, who was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 27, 2018, and in honor of the other 19 Special Tactics Airmen who have been killed in action since 9/11.
  • Utterly selfless: A pararescue legend's legacy

    Chuck “Cowboy” Morrow, 76, a retired pararescue specialist of 20 years passed away Jan. 23, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. Morrow was remembered as a humble and generous hero in the guardian angel community who fought for the lives of others.
  • Guardian Angel Combat Leaders Course put into action

    It takes countless years of career field education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader. The 68th Rescue Flight executed a 65-day course for 10 pararescuemen in a newly designed course to develop their leadership abilities while obtaining their 7-level certification for their dynamic career field.
  • 320th STS Airman dies after training mishap

    Tech. Sgt. Sean Barton, an Air Force Special Operations Command pararescueman assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, died Oct. 30 from injuries sustained after a rappelling training incident during a joint exercise training event near Kathmandu, Nepal. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation."Sean was a selfless leader
  • So that others may live: special tactics Airmen practice like they play

    U.S. Air Force special tactics Airmen respond to a simulated village attack during a training exercise Oct. 7, 2014, at Stanford Training Area near Thetford, England. The exercise prepared the team for real-world incidents and consisted of flying in on a CV-22 Osprey, tactically entering the simulated village, rescuing and treating victims, finding
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