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THE AIR FORCE'S ONLY SPECIAL TACTICS WING

HURLBURT FIELD, FLA

FIRST THERE, THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

ABOUT US

We are the Air Force’s special operations ground force, using airpower to solve ground problems anytime, anywhere. We operate as independent Special Tactics teams and embed with our joint SOF partners including the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Marine Raiders. Since Sept. 11, 2001, Air Force Special Tactics has been involved in almost every major combat operation and enabled global humanitarian aid missions such as the Thai Cave Rescue of 2018. We are committed to our teammates, families, country and building leaders to solve some of the nation’s greatest problems.
We are Air Force Special Tactics.

OUR NUMBERS

Airmen Group 1

APPROXIMATELY 25,000 MEMBERS MAKE UP THE SPECIAL TACTICS COMMUNITY

Airmen Group 2

AROUND 1,500 ARE ASSIGNED TO THE 24TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING

Airmen Group 2

AROUND 1,000 ARE SPECIAL TACTICS OPERATORS

FIRST THERE, THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

HONORS

Since 9/11

Air Force Special Tactics is the most decorated community in the Air Force since the Vietnam War

MEDAL OF HONOR

Medal Of Honor
1

AIR FORCE CROSS

Air Force Cross
13

SILVER STAR

Silver Star
53

BRONZE STAR

Bronze Star
600+

PURPLE HEART

Purple Heart
100's

OUR VALUES

TEAMWORK

DETERMINATION

COURAGE

INTEGRITY

COMMUNITY

HISTORY

In the 1970's, a small number of highly skilled men were brought together to provide the U.S. military a unique special tactics capability. The team was coined "Brand X". Over the years, additional capabilities were added to this group and have grown into what we now call

AIR FORCE SPECIAL TACTICS.

ST CAREERS

CLICK ON ANY ICON TO LEARN ABOUT OUR SPECIAL TACTICS CAREER FIELDS

Special Tactics operators conducting training