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  • 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.
  • 16th SOS reaps benefits from program coded by Airman

    Thanks to the intuitiveness of an Air Commando at Cannon, AC-130W Stinger II pilots are able to ensure the right targets are identified properly and at a quicker rate in combat.
  • 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 Special Operations Air Warfare Center, Hurlburt
  • 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.
  • 1st SOSS: Controlling the air from the ground

    Collaboration among several 1st Special Operations Support Squadron elements create a safe environment for aircraft to fly.
  • 352nd SOW Airman performs heroic act to save a life

    Superman, Batman and Spiderman are a few names that come to mind when asked who is a hero. For one man, that hero’s name is Nathan Rhoden. On February 27, 2016, like any normal day, a British student pilot was flying in a Microlight aircraft for the first time on his own at the Peterborough Conington Airfield, England. Then the unimaginable happened.
  • Air Commando inducted into SOCOM Hall of Honor

    Retired Col. Billy "Rusty" Napier was enshrined April 20, 2016, in the U.S. Special Operations Command Commando Hall of Fame. Napier spent 42 years in special operations as an Air Force officer or in corporate capacities. He is a noted Air Commando for his days flying AC-119 gunships and leading an AC-130H sortie into the Operation Just Cause invasion of Panama.