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 […]

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Video – AC-130J Ghostrider in Balikatan 21

April 29, 2021 SOF News 0

A video shows an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship participating in Exercise Balikatan 21 in the Philippines. The crew from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Florida conduct an aerial refueling and then proceed to fire their onboard 105mm […]

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MACV-SOG Dedicated Airlift Support – Vietnam

April 22, 2021 SOF News 0

This article by John Gargus was originally published in the Sentinel in January 2021. Studies and Observations Group, SOG, was established early in 1964 as a top secret unconventional joint task force to conduct clandestine operations against North Vietnam. Its […]

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 […]

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Lt Gen Scott Howell Biography

May 10, 2018 SOF News 0

The newest commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is Lieutenant General Scott Howell. He is an Air Force officer and rotary wing pilot with deep experience in the special operations community. Howell is the first Air Force officer to […]

CV-22 Osprey aircraft in flight over Sweden during Aurora 2017 exercise. (Photo by SGT Aaron Duncan, SOCEUR, Sep 14, 2017)

Special Operations News Update 20171009

October 9, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171009 – AFSOC’s MQ-9, expansion of Afghan SOF, Gulf War games halted, CBS’s SEAL Team drama, Iraq after glow, hacking phones in Eastern Europe, FM 3-0 update, senior mil ldrs as advisors, Kurdish independence vote, Hawija liberated, […]

ATAC Video - Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) trainee of the 203rd ANA Corps at FOB Thunder in Gardez, Afghanistan trains with Afghan Air Force (AAF) A-29 Super Tucanos. (Photo from RS HQ video, 28 Jul 2017).

Video – Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATACs)

July 28, 2017 SOF News 0

ATAC Video – This three-minute long ATAC video describes the training that Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) go through to become certified to call in close air support missions for troops in contact or for ground operations. Their training is […]