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  • Special tactics Airman battled through injuries, presented with Silver Star

    Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, a special tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing was presented with the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony, Nov. 22.
  • Special tactics chief awarded Silver Star for countering overwhelming Afghan ambush

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned as the 720th Special Tactics Group superintendent, delivered thousands of pounds of munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
  • Kentucky Air Guard home to DoD’s only search and rescue dog

    In response to scenarios like the Haitian earthquake, Parsons spearheaded a new approach, developing the squadron’s Search and Rescue K-9 program. The effort, launched in 2018, is designed to increase the capabilities of disaster response teams in locating and recovering personnel through the use of specially trained canines.
  • Around the Air Force: Weather Team Airmen / Avionics Course / C-130 Tech / ALS Changes

    Today's look around the Air Force features Special Operations Weather teams transitioning to Special Reconnaissance, an F-15 Fighting Falcon avionics course moving completely to electronic media for training, C-130 Hercules technology and research with the University of Dayton Research Institute, and a brand new Air Force-wide Airman Leadership School curriculum.
  • Fueling the SOF human weapon system

    Special tactics operators function as state-of-the-art human weapon systems and are force multipliers integrating airpower onto the battlefield. Dozens of different factors play into their ability to project forces, but there’s one area that can be easily overlooked: nutrition.
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