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  • Special Tactics Airman killed in training incident

    Kraines enlisted in the United States Air Force in March 2011. He immediately entered the two-year pararescue training program.
  • Squadron Officer School revamps Think Tank model, AI-aided PCS proposal draws attention

    One of the steps taken recently in redesigning the elective was to enroll select Squadron Officer School faculty members in various courses that excel in teaching innovative techniques to solve complex issues. Some of the courses were Stanford University’s Design School, the Joint Special Operations University’s Special Operations Forces Design and Innovation Basic Course at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • Final AC-130U Spooky returns from combat deployment

    While still on alert to respond to contingencies as needed for the next few months, the Spooky is being replaced downrange by the AC-130J Ghostrider, the most lethal and innovative gunship in the world.
  • Slife takes command of AFSOC

    At a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, June 28, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife took command of Air Force Special Operations Command. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, presided over the ceremony where Slife took over for Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, who will go on to serve as the commander of Air Education and Training Command in the coming weeks.
  • Air Force sports seeks male, female softball players

    The Air Force is looking for men and women for 2019 Air Force Softball Trial Camps. The men’s camp is at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the women’s is at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Both camps are July 25 – Aug. 11.
  • Honoring a legend

    Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raid and an original Air Commando, passed away at the age of 103, April 9.
  • Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes

    As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.
  • Second experiment for IT services begins at eight bases

    The Air Force is experimenting to find out whether giving Airmen access to industry-provided network service, customer service and device management will improve their user experience.
  • 2018 Air Force Safety Awards announced

    Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force chief of safety, recently announced the recipients of the five Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff Safety Awards, as well as the Chief of Safety Awards for 2018.
  • 24th SOW paves way with innovated human performance programming method

    The 24th Special Operations Wing operators have a team of more than 40 human-performance-providers in their arsenal, working to prepare, mold and enhance the strength, conditioning and performance of these Airmen through various programs.
  • Special Warfare TISC opens doors to solve tomorrow’s problems, dedicated to ST founder

    The Special Warfare Technical Integration Support Center opened its doors during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Fort Walton Beach, Jan. 11, as the newly named Col. John T. Carney Center of Excellence.
  • Special tactics Airman killed in action in Afghanistan

    A special tactics Airman was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018.
  • 823rd RHS delivers basic needs after Hurricane Michael

    A trip from Hurlburt Field, Florida, to Tyndall Air Force Base, typically takes two hours. In the wake of Hurricane Michael, it was a four-hour journey for 16 Airmen from the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron. Hindered by destruction and debris, they backtracked through blocked roads with little to no communications or GPS capabilities.
  • Chapman honored with aircraft dedication

    The Air Force dedicated a Boeing C-32 Master Sgt. John Chapman, during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 26. Chapman was a special tactics combat controller who was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor in August.
  • 24 Airmen awarded DFCs at Hurlburt Field

    There were 808 lives that hung in the balance as terrorists launched coordinated attacks against friendly forces. Joint special operations teams were exposed and under duress as AC-130U Spooky Gunship crews circled above, pushing the limits of gun barrels to the melting point and providing precision airstrike capabilities to the troops below.
  • Air Force takes three DOD environmental awards

    The Air Force took home three top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense environmental awards program.
  • New partnership encourages kids to explore great outdoors

    The Air Force Services Activity is partnering with the National Park Trust to bring the Buddy Bison Great Outdoors Challenge to military families at installations.
  • AF officials announce creation of Info Ops tech school

    Air Force officials have announced the creation of a new Information Operations technical training school, which is expected to open in fiscal year 2019.
  • Call for 2018 Armed Forces Volleyball teams

    Air Force Sports is accepting applications for the 2018 Armed Forces volleyball teams.
  • Finding the way: Special tactics chief awarded Silver Star

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, 24th Special Operations Wing special tactics operator, utilized 58 coalition aircraft delivering 24,000 pounds of munitions, turning the tide of battle, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
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