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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 11-day, 830-mile ruck march honors fallen special tactics Airmen

    Twenty special tactics Airmen began an 11-day ruck march at 2:00 a.m. Feb. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, Texas, and will be traveling 830 miles to Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Airmen are rucking to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, who was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 27, 2018, and 19 other special tactics Airmen who have been killed in action since 9/11.
  • 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.
  • Commander of Special Tactics enterprise promoted to brigadier general

    Hundreds of family, friends and teammates gathered as U.S. Air Force Col. Claude K. Tudor, Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony Feb. 8, here.
  • SECAF visits Hurlburt for AFSOC mission immersion

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Hurlburt Field May 2-4 for her Air Force Special Operations Command mission immersion. Wilson met with Air Commandos, and toured facilities and assets to get a better understanding of the strategic value AFSOC delivers on the high and low end of the conflict spectrum.The secretary flew with a Joint
  • Air Commandos participate in joint force exercise

    Air Commandos participated in Total Force Exercise 17-3 in south Indiana, July 7-9, 2017. Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power.
  • Air Commandos educate JROTC cadets in leadership school

    The 1st and 24th Special Operations Wings here hosted a Junior ROTC summer leadership school, June 26-30, providing nearly 60 cadets from five local high schools with a week of hands-on experience in military affairs and mentorship.
  • Air Commandos mark Operation Eagle Claw anniversary

    Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
  • Raven Claw: The end is just the beginning for CAA students

    Prospective combat aviation advisors must pass through the crucible of Raven Claw to join one of four Air Force Special Operations Command units tasked to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in special operations missions.
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