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  • NATO allies increase joint interoperability during Trojan Footprint 21

    For the first time, an AC-130J Ghostrider, assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing trained alongside Romanian special operations forces and assets from the 352d Special Operations Wing to conduct joint training in Romania and North Macedonia, May, 11, 2021, as part of Trojan Footprint 21. “Training our forces to leverage the capabilities of the AC-130J significantly increased the lethality of Romanian special operations forces,” said Romanian Col. Marius Patrichi, Special Operations Air Task Group Deputy. “It also provided an opportunity to train with air assets that can be ready every day, anywhere, in response to today’s dynamic security environment.”
  • 5th SOS tests new aircrew mask for C-130 enterprise

    The 5th Special Operations Squadron demonstrated the unique capabilities of the unit while testing a new protective mask for the 53rd Wing.  The squadron tested the Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Strategic Aircraft, which is slated to replace the current Aircrew Eye and Respiratory Protection System equipment. The equipment protects aircrew against
  • Risk Management - the key to a safe and enjoyable summer

    The Department of the Air Force reminds Airmen and Guardians to apply sound risk management when enjoying outdoor and recreational activities with family and friends this summer. The summer focus period runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • Command Post: decisive response vital to mission success

    The 919th Special Operations Command Post controllers operate as an information center, acting quickly to keep the base running.
  • 1st SOAMXS and 4th AMU Participate in Load Competition

    Air Commandos with the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group participate in a load competition at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 3, 2021. The 4th AMU and the 1st SOMXS participated in the event to maintain skillsets required for global special operations mission readiness.
  • A year to remember: Battle-tested STO recognized as AFSOC OAY

    For most, 2020 was marked by the new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic including working from home, zoom meetings and travel restrictions. However, the pandemic did not slow down the accomplishments of one Special Tactics Officer who had one of the busiest and rewarding years of his career thus far. U.S. Air Force Capt. Nate Peeler, a STO assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida was recognized as one of Air Force Special Operations Command’s 2020 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in the Company Grade Officer category during a ceremony May 13, 2021. 
  • Future Airmen PT with Military Training Instructors

    A 919th Special Operations Wing Development and Training Flight member, performs an abdominal exercise during a physical training session at Duke Field, Florida, Feb. 7, 2021. The D&TF prepares new members of the Air Force Reserve for the Basic Military Training physical training regimen. The D&TF also gives trainees the opportunity to learn,
  • AFSOC honors 2020 Outstanding Airmen

    Air Commandos came together to honor the top performers throughout Air Force Special Operations Command during the Outstanding Airmen of the Year and Annual Award winners banquet May 13, 2021. The banquet honored the best Airmen and civilians in AFSOC during 2020. Leadership from across the enterprise nominated the winners due to their commitment to excellence, both professionally and personally.
  • 137th SOW welcomes new commander

    The Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 137th Special Operations Wing hosted a change of command ceremony at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City earlier this month.
  • 310th Special Operations Squadron Stands Up

    The 310th Special Operations Squadron, previously the 27th Special Operations Group Detachment 1, was officially activated here May 4, 2021.The 310 SOS, a U-28A Draco aircraft squadron, is the first manifestation of the four-squadron per aircraft-type concept. This concept is intended to allow more time for Airmen to be at home station between