AFSOC Theater Air Operations Squadron

AFSOC’s Theater Air Operations Squadron (T-AOS)

October 19, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Bailey Wyman. The Air Force Special Operations Command is introducing Theater Air Operations Squadrons to bolster its capabilities and adapt to the ever-changing operational landscape. “The genesis of this initiative traces back to the post-9/11 era when AFSOC primarily […]

Master Sgt. John Chapman

Fallen Warrior: Master Sgt. John Chapman

August 19, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Devyn Waits. For our Fallen Warrior commemoration this week, we remember Master Sgt. John Chapman, 24th Special Tactics Squadron combat controller. Chapman was born July 14, 1965, growing up in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. At Windsor Locks High School, […]

MC-130J Combat Talon II

AFSOC Retires the MC-130H Combat Talon II

April 12, 2023 Guest 0

By Capt. Jantzen Floate, AFSOC. On April 2, the final MC-130H Combat Talon ll made its last flight, arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona to retire at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG). This aircraft was the […]

MC-130J Commando II

193rd SOW Welcomes New Aircraft and Mission

February 23, 2023 Guest 0

By Master Sgt. Alexander Farver. The first MC-130J Commando II aircraft arrived at Middletown, Pa., Feb 2, 2023, achieving a major milestone in the 193rd Special Operations Wing’s mission conversion. The 193 SOW is the first, and currently the only, Air […]

23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, SOWS

23rd SOWS Det 1, Ft Campbell

December 2, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Senior Airman Amanda Flower, DVIDS. For Airmen assigned to the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, Detachment 1, every mission is a no-fail mission, according to Maj. Katheryn Bryant, Detachment 1 commander. Located at Hurlburt Field, the 23rd SOWS is […]

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, […]

CH-47F Chinook from Task Force Brawler participates in Personnel Recovery exercise with USAF Guardian Angel team at Bagram AF. (Photo by USAF Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook, 27 Feb 2018).

New Enhanced Personnel Recovery Task Force (PRTF)

April 28, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Lt. Col. Ian Phillips, 920th Rescue Wing. After two years of assessment and validation the 920th Rescue Wing has developed an enhanced Personnel Recovery Task Force (PRTF) structure along with overhauled tactics, techniques, and procedures with a specific design […]

AC-130 Stinger II Gunship

16 SOS Conducts Spirit 03 Memorial Flight

February 15, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Senior Airman Christopher Storer. The 16th Special Operations Squadron conducted a memorial flight over Cannon Air Force Base to honor the crew of Spirit 03, Jan. 31, 2022. “Where there is Spirit, there is freedom” is seen on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development

Video – SOF Center for Medical Integration and Development

February 10, 2021 SOF News 0

The 24th Special Operations Wing launched the Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development, a program designed in cooperation between the U.S. Air Force and the University of Alabama-Birmingham to develop and provide advanced standardized training to special operations […]