• Hurlburt Field CATM

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Thompson, a combat arms instructor with the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, describes his passion for his job at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 29, 2021. 1st SOSFS CATM instructors train and qualify Air Commandos on required weapons needed for

  • AFSOCs historic first PTN team takes flight

    For the first time in Air Force Special Operations Command history, two new graduates from the Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next (PTN), served as aircraft commander and co-pilot on a mission sortie.

  • 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.

  • Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes

    As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.

  • Ohio highway dedicated to SOF hero

    Six miles of County Highway 121 near Greenville, Ohio, was dedicated Aug. 14 in honor of Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II, a Special Tactics pararescueman who was killed Feb, 22, 2002, in an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in the Philippines.

  • Pacific Air Commandos support Foal Eagle 2017

    Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Group worked with joint and combined partners during Foal Eagle 2017 exercises, which took place March 23 through April 10, 2017 at various locations throughout the Republic of Korea.

  • Trading places

    A combat veteran and a senior leader in Air Force Special Operations Command made a trip home April 6 to provide insight on the command and share lessons learned spanning 23 years of service during the Reserve Officer Training Corps’ annual dining out here.Col. Nathan Green, commander of Air Force

  • Air Commandos complete exercise in New Zealand

    Members from the 353rd Special Operations Group and the New Zealand Defense Force participated in Teak Net 16-1 exercise June 12-30 at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland, Whenuapai, New Zealand.