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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Oct. 19
On this look around the Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen are awarded the Air Force Cross and Air Medal, and U.S. Air Forces in Europe signs a joint exercise agreement with Nordic Air Chiefs. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Jasmine Vanderheyden.
0 10/19
2017
SECAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos SecAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson awarded ten valorous medals, including the Air Force Cross, to Air Force Special Operations Command air commandos in a ceremony, Oct. 17, 2017 held at Hurlburt Field.
0 10/18
2017
Direct Support Operator from the 25th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan, in front of an aircraft. Operator recognized for exceptional service with aircrew
Tech. Sgt. Nathan, 25th Intelligence Squadron direct support operator, along with his fellow aircrew members were recently selected as the recipients of the Air Force Association's 2017 Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Award..
0 9/21
2017
Capt. Kaci Dixon and a group of combat controllers low crawl through sand while moving a 90-pound kettlebell at Yale Reservoir, Wash., in August 2015. They were participating in a 125th Special Tactics Squadron training exercise. (Courtesy photo) Total Force Air Commando continues breaking barriers
Military life is typically unplanned and unpredictable. Some may view that as a negative, but having an open mind and saying yes to opportunities can take you on an unbelievable adventure.
0 9/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Officials announce 12 OAY Award winners for 2017
Air Force officials have named the service's top enlisted members, announcing the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2017.
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2017
Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds of military personnel from 20 states, as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson) Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty
Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.
0 6/23
2017
Writers from various publications listen to briefers and take notes during the Air Force’s third annual Magazine Day at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., June 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Magazine Day at Pentagon showcases Airmen, innovation
In the three years since its inception, the Air Force’s Magazine Day has cultivated relationships and strengthened interaction with media outlets to help spark future story ideas highlighting the innovation, courage and dedication of Airmen.
0 6/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 16
Today's look Around the Air Force features Airmen endure the Marine Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course and pilots train at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho to fly the F-35.
0 6/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo BLUE: Recruit, train, educate
Recruit, Train and Educate. That's the motto of Air Education and Training Command. In this episode we show the Instructors training the next generation of Airmen for today's battlefield.
0 5/25
2017
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy, which is presented to an aircrew for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. The trophy is permanently displayed at the National Air and Space Museum. (Courtesy Photo) Special Operations Command aircrew recognized for meritorious flight
Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. This year, an AC-130U aircrew from Air Force Special Operations Command, which included one of 25th Air Force’s outstanding Airmen, was recognized with the honor.
0 5/16
2017
Col. Nathan Green, commander of the 492nd Special Operations Wing, activates the 492nd Special Operations Advanced Capability Squadron during an activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 10, 2017. Green appointed Lt. Col. Matthew Laurentz to command the 492nd SOACS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) 492nd Special Operations Wing activation completes circle of history, heritage
The Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center was inactivated, and the 492nd Special Operations Wing was activated during a ceremony here, May 10, 2017. Simultaneously, the 492nd Special Operations Group and the 492nd Special Operations Training Group were activated under the 492nd SOW.
0 5/11
2017
The Special Operations Surgical Team, including Lt. Col. (Dr.) Benjamin Mitchell, poses at a forward location. (Courtesy photo) Special Operations Surgical Team doctor to receive Jackson Foundation award
Four hundred fourteen trauma evaluations, 141 gunshot wounds, 270 blast injuries, 102 damage-control resuscitations, 51 chest tubes, 21 intubations and 15 urgent surgical operations…for some this may be a list of numbers and medical jargon. For others, it meant life instead of death.
0 5/03
2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover as the Pensacola Christian College choir sings the National Anthem during a dual Air Force Cross ceremony, April 20, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. For the first time in Air Force history, two Airmen were simultaneously awarded the service’s highest medal for valorous action in combat. Miller, from the Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, and Chris Baradat, a combat controller since separated, both received Silver Star medals for their actions in combat, which were upgraded after a service-wide review. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses
A 7-foot bronze statue stood prominently over a sea of multicolored berets, flanked by the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force and the Air Force’s newest Air Force Cross recipients. Two Airmen, whose heroics were separated by 11 years and 100 miles in the same war zone, solidified a special tactics legacy that has seen a great deal of action since 9/11.
0 4/21
2017
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Brian Claughsey, a combat controller with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, a Silver Star Medal, April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Following a 96-hour battle with Taliban forces in Afghanistan, Claughsey was credited with coordinating 17 close air engagements, resulting in 47 enemy killed in action without a single civilian or friendly casualty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Special tactics Airman honored for role in liberating Afghan city
It was a 96-hour battle: four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team that led to one special tactics combat controller receiving the Silver Star April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield.
0 4/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo Freeze-dried plasma to the rescue
Since hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat casualties, Air Force Special Operations Command is improving access to blood products on the battlefield.
0 4/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 17
On this look around the Air Force, the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing comments on a fatal plane crash and changes are made to the enlisted professional military education program.
0 3/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo 3 Airmen killed in U-28 crash identified
The aircrew members of a crashed U-28A aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base have been identified.
0 3/16
2017
Capt. Daniel Hickox (right), chief of readiness assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, explains the mission of a KC-135 Stratotanker to Keith Cole, a World War II veteran, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2017. Cole was given a tour of the flightline and shown the inside of a KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks) Pioneer of tactical airlift visits MacDill AFB
He began his visit with a speech at U.S. Special Operations Command. “I was a part of the 492nd Bombardment Group, also known as the ‘Carpetbaggers,’ during World War II,” Cole said. “We started as an anti-submarine squadron, but instead began working with the Office of Special Services to drop supplies to French guerrilla fighters.”
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2017
The Air Force Cross will be presented to Staff Sgt. Christopher Baradat, now separated, who had previously received the Silver Star medal for his essential role in rescuing 150 coalition members in Afghanistan, April 6, 2013.(Courtesy photo) Heroism recognized: Special tactics Airman receives medal upgrade
A combat controller will receive the Air Force’s highest combat medal for extraordinary heroism, after a service-wide review of medals awarded since 9/11. The Air Force Cross will be presented to former Staff Sgt. Christopher Baradat, now separated, who had received the Silver Star medal for his essential role in rescuing 150 coalition members in Afghanistan, April 6, 2013.
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Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success. (Courtesy Photo)  Battle of Mogadishu hero passes, leaves behind legacy
A former special tactics combat controller responsible for saving dozens of lives at the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993, was laid to rest recently, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success. Nearly 100 friends, family and teammates gathered to honor retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray, a Silver Star recipient, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Dec. 30, who passed away Oct. 24 at 49 years old.
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