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  • Grit and determination: AFSOC Airmen slide with Team USA bobsled

    Two Airmen within Air Force Special Operations Command were selected to compete with the USA Bobsled team this year. Capt. Dakota Lynch, a U-28A pilot with the 34th Special Operations Squadron, and Capt. Chris Walsh, a Special Tactics officer with the 24th Special Operations Wing, are push athletes who are ultimately competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in 2022.
  • Fallen Special Tactics operator remembered during hometown memorial

    Hundreds of Special Tactics Airmen, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen teammate, son, fiancé, and warrior during a memorial service, Dec. 6, 2018, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The memorial honored the life and legacy of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, who was killed Nov. 27, 2018, when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb while deployed in support of Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin honored in dignifed transfer Nov. 30

    A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin of Hookstown, Pa., Nov. 30, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Elchin was assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
  • Five Kentucky Air Guardsmen earn Bronze Star Medals

    Five members of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron were awarded Bronze Star Medals during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here Nov. 17 for outstanding selflessness and bravery in the defense of the United States.
  • Special Tactics Airman killed in action in Afghanistan

    A Special Tactics Airman was killed when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, 25, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was deployed in support of OPERATION Freedom’s Sentinel.
  • CSAF, family unveil recent MOH recipient's name on Special Tactics Memorial

    Sunlight shed for the first time on a well-known, but newly-engraved name under the recently installed Medal of Honor recipient display at the Special Tactics Memorial in the airpark Oct. 27. Hundreds of Air Commandos, family members and distinguished visitors gathered at the airpark to watch as U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Chapman’s family, along with Air Force and 24th Special Operations Wing leadership, unveil the newest addition to the MOH-recipient display, “Tech. Sgt. John Chapman” permanently inscribed within. Chapman was a Special Tactics combat controller who paid the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of his teammates, according to his MOH citation.
  • Gold Star families honored at breakfast

    Gold Star family members were honored at a breakfast held at the Soundside Club here on Oct. 26, 2018.
  • MSgt. John Chapman honored with aircraft dedication

    The name John Chapman is already well known in the Air Force community, and it will now fly across the globe on the side of an iconic aircraft.
  • 24th SOW dedicates building to MOH recipient Master Sgt. Chapman

    The story of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Chapman has circulated across the nation for nearly two decades and captivated the special operations world. The heroics John is credited with during a ferocious battle on Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in 2002 posthumously earned him the nation’s highest military honor. Today,
  • 30-year ST ‘giant’ dons beret one last time

    As a teenager, he grew up like most, listening and learning from his grandfather, an Air Force maintenance officer of 25 years. The talks shaped him and ultimately decided his future at an early age – he would join the U.S. Air Force. Thirty years later, at the finishing line of an extensive and rewarding career, Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 24th Special Operations Wing, is donning his scarlet beret for the last time during his retirement ceremony at the Special Tactics Training Squadron, here, Oct. 19.
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