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  • Master Sgt. John Chapman remembered, immortalized at Air Force Memorial

    Air Force leaders, and the family of fallen combat controller Master Sgt. John Chapman, unveiled his name on the memorial’s Medal of Honor recipient wall during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • Airman will posthumously receive Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27, 2018, that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002.
  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony Aug. 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • AFSOC honors outstanding Air Commandos

    Air Commandos gathered to honor their top performers during the Outstanding Airmen and civilians of the Year banquet here May 9. The OAY banquet is an annual celebration honoring the best Airmen and civilians in Air Force Special Operations Command. Supervisors nominated Airmen with exceptional service in their workplace and communities, who also
  • Special Tactics Airmen survey airfields to gain an operational advantage

    Special Tactics Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command conducted multiple airfield surveys with their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Faryab province this week. Airfield surveys are executed prior to the arrival of special operations and conventional aircraft to traditional airfields and field landing strips.
  • UK-based CV-22s fly in formation with HH-60s

    CV-22 Ospreys from the 352nd Special Operations Wing and HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 48th Fighter Wing flew together in a joint formation around southern England Aug. 31, 2017. This flight gave pilots of both units the ability to practice working together in different formations and to hone how they would act and react as a team.
  • Air Commandos fly in dissimilar formation at Talisman Saber 2017

    Elements of the 353rd Special Operations Group participated in Talisman Sabre exercises 'down under.' This includes flying in dissimilar formations over Queensland, Australia, with aircraft from participating nations.
  • Pacific joint partners team up to provide precision firepower

    Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group demonstrated a rapid infiltration capability June 1 during the execution of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) training drill at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  “The unique mission set in the Indo-Asia Pacific region requires continuous collaboration with military partners and
  • Oklahoma Air National Guardsman participate in five-day close air support training event

    More than 50 Airmen from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve wings participated in a five-day close air support training event at two Arkansas training areas, July 10-14, 2017.   Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialists from the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron coordinated the event known as Sooner Strike. The event allowed Airmen to
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