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  • WEPTAC 2021: Staying relevant for future fights

    Air Commandos from Air Force Special Operations Command hosted a weapons and tactics conference here, July 6 – 16, 2021. This annual conference was a gathering of special operations forces and combat air force’s tactical experts to meet and identify and improve tactics, techniques and procedures with the purpose of conducting Mission Area Working Groups (MAWGs) and the annual Tactical Review Board (TRB) to bolster AFSOC’s Tactics Development and Improvement Program (TDIP).
  • Grandy takes command

    The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomed Col. Jason Grandy, and bid farewell to Col. Kevin Merrill during a change of command ceremony at Duke Field, Florida, July 11, 2021.Merrill, who arrived in August 2019, relinquished command to Grandy making him the 17th commander of the 919th SOW.“[Jason], welcome to the best job you’ll ever have,” said
  • 352nd Special Operations Wing Concludes Black Sea Operations with NATO Allies and Partners with Exercise Sea Breeze 2021

    The 352nd Special Operations Wing participated in exercise Sea Breeze 21 from June 28 to July 10, 2021. The exercise, held and co-hosted in Ukraine, aimed to build and strengthen relationships between allied and partner nations.
  • Commander reflects on past, looks to future

    A wing change of command ceremony will take place July 11, 2021 at Duke Field, Florida. The ceremony will mark the moment 919th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. Kevin J. Merrill, hands over the guidon to his successor. This symbolic gesture can be one the most difficult changes for a commander when it appears the work associated with the job
  • Air Commandos to soar during OshKosh Air Show

    Air Force Special Operations Command Air Commandos and aircraft will be participating in the world’s largest airshow, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, taking place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 26 – Aug. 1, 2021 The Oshkosh Air Show, or Oshkosh, is an annual air show held at Wittman Regional Airport and Pioneer Airport and hosts more than 10,000 aircraft and attracts more than 650,000 spectators and aviation enthusiasts.
  • CAAs demonstrate aviation capabilities

    Combat Aviation Advisors from the 711th Special Operations Squadron recently gathered to discuss aviation capabilities with members from partner-nations as part of the Building Partner Aviation Capacity Seminar also known as BPACS.International military students from Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Jordan were in attendance at the course.“BPACS benefits
  • Air Commandos receive Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal

    An AC-130J Ghostrider aircrew with the 73rd Special Operations Squadron received multiple medals during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, June 22, 2021.
  • Stay safe this 4th of July

    Celebrating our nation on the 4th of July should never end in tragedy. Sadly, the holiday can become deadly when alcohol and fireworks are thrown in the mix.
  • AFSOC at "Strategic Inflection Point"

    U.S. Air Force Lt Gen Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, addressed the Global SOF Foundation’s 2021 virtual SOF Imperatives Forum to discuss the critical mission areas AFSOC will need to focus on to remain competitive in the future operating environment on June 6, 2021. Slife was joined by LTG Francis Beadudette, commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
  • 492 SOW Carpetbaggers welcome new command team

    Col. Caleb Nimmo assumed command from Col. Andrew Jett during a change of command ceremony presided over by the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command Lt. Gen. Jim Slife.