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  • The Air Force seeks to accelerate efficiency

    As modern warfare continues to evolve, the Air Force has renewed its focus on maintaining secure fuel networks and optimizing operations for maximized combat capability. Over the past year, the Air Force Operational Energy office targeted specific initiatives that aim to increase operational efficiency, incorporate modern technology and processes, and improve sustainment. Furthermore, these efforts have an added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a critical aspect of the Secretary of Defense’s climate change prioritization. Read the breakdown of our latest accomplishments and how we’re bringing 21st century energy solutions to the Air Force.
  • AFSOC Cyber Squadron Initiative: Arming for the 21st century battle

    Air Force Special Operations Command hosted a Mission Defense Team Conference, Feb. 2-5, 2021, focusing on identifying the organic cyber capabilities needed to protect missions against threats in, through, and from cyberspace. Gen. David Goldfein, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, signed the Cyber Squadron Initiative Program Action Directive, May 12, 2020. This historic event, five years in the making, ushered in the single largest change in Air Force, charging the Air and Space Force with transforming current communication squadrons into cyber squadrons.
  • Director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection visits AFSOC

    Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, visited Hurlburt Field Jan. 11 to gain familiarity of Air Force Special Operations Command’s security, force protection and special tactics efforts. The general was joined on his visit by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • Air Force selects Kirtland AFB for AC-130J FTU

    The Air Force selected Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, as the preferred location for the relocation of the AC-130J Ghostrider Formal Training Unit from Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • CMSAF visits Air Commandos, tours 1st SOW aircraft

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass spoke with Air Commandos at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 20, 2020. Air Commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing briefed Bass on the capabilities of 1st SOW aircraft and how they are employed to accomplish Air Force Special Operations Command missions any time, any place.
  • Cannon Finance goes virtual

    The Cannon finance team recently rolled out the Comptroller Services Portal, a new virtual customer service program, that provides customers a secure way to create online inquiries, track in-progress inquiries from beginning to end and offers a unified platform to search for finance related regulations and articles.“The online site was created to
  • Cannon Airman achieves military dream

    A trainee silently walks through the chow hall line on his first day of basic training. He holds his tray up despite being told not to. A training instructor approaches him, shouting at the trainee to put down the tray and push it. The trainee stares at him, confused. The instructor stops yelling after realizing the trainee’s disoriented
  • Hurlburt Field conducts anti-terrorism/force protection exercise

    Members of the 1st Special Operations Wing conducted an exercise that simulated a terrorist attack on base to provide inspection teams the opportunity to assess how the base would respond in a real-world attack. Participants were permitted to take off their masks during designated portions of the exercise out of safety concerns that surpassed the concern of transmitting coronavirus disease 2019.
  • AFSOC leads Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise at MacDill

    AFSOC hosted the two-week Total Force Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise, July 15, 2019, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to ensure mission readiness and the capabilities of its Special Operations Communications Squadrons.
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