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  • Airmen test dropping blood from aircraft

    Operation Blood Rain determined fresh blood could withstand an airdrop to combat medics in austere environments.
  • U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team work with the Naval Special Warfare Boat team to enhance readiness in Greece

    U.S. Navy Naval Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen team up with a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team to transfer a patient from one boat to another during a joint casualty evacuation exercise while using the Combatant Craft Medium.
  • Hurlburt Field conducts anti-terrorism/force protection exercise

    Members of the 1st Special Operations Wing conducted an exercise that simulated a terrorist attack on base to provide inspection teams the opportunity to assess how the base would respond in a real-world attack. Participants were permitted to take off their masks during designated portions of the exercise out of safety concerns that surpassed the concern of transmitting coronavirus disease 2019.
  • AFSOC hosts 2020 Weapons and Tactics Conference

    Air Force Special Operations Command hosted a weapons and tactics conference, Aug. 24 - Sept. 3, 2020. The conference facilitated a forum for special operations forces and combat air force’s tactical experts to conduct focused working groups to address tactical and operational problem sets and accomplish a tactics review board.The theme for the
  • AFSOC activates first FLANG CV-22 squadron

    The 294th Special Operations Squadron is activated during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is the first Florida Air National Guard squadron home to CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
  • Leading Progress, Commanding History

    Cannon Airmen conquer career challenges to become first all-female AFSOC RPA operations leadership duo.
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits Team Pope

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on July 16 to discuss joint operations and the integral part the Air Force plays during global responses.
  • Eglin squadron begins radar system tests on CV-22

    Eglin’s tilt and rotary wing test squadron pilots logged their first CV-22 Osprey flight incorporating a terrain following and avoidance radar system called Silent Knight here June 23. That initial flight using an Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22, crewed by Majors Jon Appleby, 413th Flight Test Squadron, Kevin Burns, 18th Special Operations Test and Evaluation Squadron, and four engineers, focused on the integration of the new radar system with the aircraft’s architecture.
  • 352d SOW conducts open ocean rescue training over the North Sea

    Members from the MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operation Squadron, and Special Tactics Airmen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, conducted an airborne operation April 9, 2020, over the North Sea to test and evaluate three core mission sets; global access, precision strike, and personnel recovery.
  • Special Tactics operators simulate first-ever extreme cold weather FARP with next generation fighters

    For the first time, aircrew with the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, along with a team of Special Tactics Airmen carried out a simulated FARP for F-22 Raptors assigned to Pacific Air Forces’ 3rd Wing in an extreme cold weather environment during Emerald Warrior at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, January 21-31.