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  • Former vice commander takes reins of the 1st SOW

    Col. Tom Palenske took command of the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, here, June 10. Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony in which Palenske, the former vice commander of the 1st SOW, assumed command of the wing formerly led by Col. Sean
  • AFSOC names 18 as aircrew members of the year

    Eighteen Airmen were announced June 6 as Air Force Special Operations Command’s 2015 aircrew members of the year winners.
  • 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.
  • New Air Force unit activated to better train elite combat Airmen

    The Air Force activated June 2 a battlefield airman training group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The group will consolidate and streamline training for the Air Force's conventional and special operations ground forces.
  • That Others May Live: Silver Star medal for a fallen Airman, son

    Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, posthumously received the Silver Star today for actions taken during an ambush Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. Roland's family accepted the decoration on behalf of the fallen Special Tactics officer.
  • 352nd SOW Hosts Spouses' Day

    Families of 352nd Special Operations Wing Airmen saw May 26 the equipment, vehicles and aircraft of the unit during a Spouses' Day event.
  • Special Tactics trains in bi-lateral Eager Lion exercise

    Eager Lion 2016, is a bi-lateral exercise with U.S. special operations forces training with Jordanian forces. This year’s exercise showcased the lesser-known SOF ground component in a big way, providing valuable insight into Air Force Special Tactic’s unique air/ground capabilities and background.
  • Air Commandos presented as AFSOC's best

    Air Commandos received special recognition as the 2015 Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen and civilians of the year during a formal banquet May 19 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • SecAF gains special ops insight at Cannon

    The secretary of the Air Force visited Cannon's Air Commandos May 17 to better understand the operations of Air Force special operations forces and its warfighters.During her visit, Deborah Lee James received a tour of the 27th Special Operations Wing's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations Center; met with wing and tenant unit leadership to discuss
  • Heithold to receive AFSOC Order of the Sword

    Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, was surprised May 2, by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Caruso and an assembly of Air Commandos with an engraved invitation to be inducted into the AFSOC Order of the Sword. The general will be the tenth individual to receive the command's honor.