Balikatan 22

Balikatan 22 – AFSOC in the Philippines

May 7, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Natalie Greenwood. U.S. Airmen with the 353rd Special Operations Wing (353rd SOW), 492nd Special Operations Wing (492nd SOW) and the 1st Special Operations Wing (1st SOW) deployed to the Philippines for Balikatan 22, March 28 – April 8, […]

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife AFSOC Commander

AFSOC at “Strategic Inflection Point”

June 27, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by 1st Lt. Melissa Crisotomo, AFSOC. 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 […]

AFSOC History

Video – History of AFSOC

May 15, 2021 SOF News 0

A video about the history of Air Force Special Operations Command or AFSOC describes the activities, missions, and events of U.S. Air Force special operations. The video begins with the Carpetbaggers of World War II to the Global War on […]

Emerald Warrior 21.1: Foreign Internal Defense with Exercise Partners

AFSOC’s Next-Gen Emerald Warrior

March 11, 2021 SOF News 0

By Brandon Esau, AFSOC, Mar 4, 2021. Each year, Air Force Special Operations Command takes on the all-important role as host for U.S. Special Operations Command’s exercise Emerald Warrior, a joint exercise which brings together U.S. special operations and conventional […]

GAO Report on AFSOC’s Use of Guard / Reserve Units

January 22, 2020 SOF News 0

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has been busy the last two decades meeting the demands of operational requirements and mission overseas. The long-running conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – as well as training missions and support […]

Show Me a Leader AFSOC Video Sep 2018

AFSOC Video – “Show Me a Leader”

September 18, 2018 SOF News 0

AFSOC video – Show Me a Leader. The Air Force Special Operations Command has a neat video that illustrates the Air Commando culture of ‘Humans are More Important than Hardware”. This is the first of the five SOF Truths. Some […]

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visits Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, FL (photo by SGT Amber Smith, DoD, Nov 17, 2016)

SECDEF Carter visits AFSOC Hurlburt Field

December 4, 2016 SOF News 0

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Hurlburt Field in November 2016 to meet with senior AFSOC officers and view special operations training. He was very complimentary of the Air Force Commandos and spoke a little bit about the ill effects […]

DAGRE airmen of 353rd SOG AFSOC at Kadena Air Base

DAGRE Airmen of 353rd SOG (AFSOC)

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

“Sweat glistens on his face, his eyes peer back and forth, weapon at the ready and watching for any movement. As the old saying goes, practice like you play, because for deployed aircraft ground response element (DAGRE) Airmen, there’s no […]

Frosty Descent - Alaska Airborne Operation

Special Operations News Update – Nov 21, 2022

November 21, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Army paratroopers descent to the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Photo by Alejandro Pena, USAF, November 4, 2022. Do you receive […]

Tip of the Spear October 2022

Tip of the Spear – October 2022

November 18, 2022 SOF News 0

The October 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This edition has several very interesting articles about SOF commands and units from MARSOC, AFSOC, NSW, and USASOC. Article […]

10th SFG Dive in Mediterranean Sea

Special Operations News Update – November 14, 2022

November 14, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) teamed up with special operations personnel from Spain and performed exploratory dives during their joint-training in the […]