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  • Kentucky Air Guardsman earns Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan

    Tech. Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, a combat controller in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the Air Force Cross during a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 13, 2019, for his heroic actions on a battlefield in Afghanistan.
  • STS Airman named one of 2019 Outstanding OAY

    Each year Air Force officials select 12 Airmen from a pool of 36 nominees based on their superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements to represent the service’s top enlisted members. Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien, special tactics section chief from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, was selected as one of the 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.
  • AFRL Scholars presents the first annual Warrior Panel

    On June 20, 2019, the first annual Warrior Panel was hosted at the Doolittle Institute in Niceville, FL. Two seasoned Combat Controllers (MSgt Christopher Hopfensperger and TSgt Barrett Williams of the 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, FL) joined fellow panelist Lt Col Eric M. Axt, Director of Staff for the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, FL, where they took the stage to answer questions that do not have easy answers. The panelists acknowledged AFRL’s contributive technology and how they were well-equipped for the battlefield.
  • Air Force announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2019

    Air Force announces the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2019
  • Special Tactics partners with conventional forces and allies in USAFE-led Operation Rapid Forge

    Over 400 Airmen, including two Special Tactics troops from different units, joined forces with partner nations for Operation Rapid Forge, from July 8 to July 26, across the European theater. Operation Rapid Forge is a United States Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and tests the ability to function at locations other than main air bases. The mission is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined capabilities.
  • Kentucky Air Guard is home to only search and rescue dog in DOD

    In response to scenarios like the Haitian earthquake, Parsons spearheaded a new approach, developing the squadron’s Search and Rescue K-9 program. The effort, launched in 2018, is designed to increase the capabilities of disaster response teams in locating and recovering personnel through the use of specially trained canines. After several months of preparation, the unit acquired its newest member, Callie, a 26-month-old Dutch shepherd, making her the first search and rescue dog in the Department of Defense. She has now earned multiple qualifications to accommodate the specific skillset of the 123rd STS, including helicopter exfiltration and infiltration, mountain rescue (rappelling plus ice, snow and alpine maneuvers), static line and freefall parachute insertion.
  • 22nd STS hone global access capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, exit a C-130H Hercules aircraft during static line jump training at a range on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 24, 2019. Special Tactics Airmen train to land safely in a planned drop zone and conduct their mission, whether it be personnel recovery, airfield reconnaissance and establishment or special operations air integration.
  • Special Warfare Airman Awarded Silver Star

    Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio will be presented a Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at the Lackland Gateway Club, at JBSA-Lackland July 18 at 10 a.m.
  • 24th SOW welcomes new commander to charge sole ST wing

    Hundreds of Air Commandos, families and friends gathered to welcome the new commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing during an assumption of command ceremony, here, today. U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, introduced U.S. Air Force Col. Matt Allen as the newest and fifth-ever wing commander of the sole Special Tactics wing in the Air Force.
  • Special Tactics Training Squadron dedicates building to selfless hero

    Those who have walked the grounds of Hurlburt Field know that the entire base is engulfed with Air Force history. The street names, buildings, airpark, and training complexes all tell a story and keep memories alive of perhaps a father, husband, son, daughter, or in many cases – a hero. Today, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col William “Bill” Schroeder’s name was bound forever to Special Tactics and Hurlburt Field history when the Special Tactics Training Squadron annex building, which formerly housed the 10th Combat Weather Squadron, was dedicated in his namesake.
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