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  • Air Force Special Tactics, 7th SFG(A) team up to enhance Colombian SOF precision strike capability

    The 24th Special Operations Wing helped host and participate in a subject matter expert exchange for members of the Colombian Joint Special Operations Command Nov. 8-13, 2020, to enhance the partner’s air-ground integration and joint terminal attack controller program. The week-long foreign partner visit was hosted by the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), which included presentations from joint terminal attack controller instructors at the 24th SOW, as well as members from the 137th Special Operations Wing and 492nd Special Operations Wing.
  • Special Tactics augments hurricane relief effort in Honduras

    U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, responded to a request for humanitarian assistance following the devastation of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America. Within hours of formal notification, the team deployed in support of Joint Task Force – Bravo and U.S. Southern Command, and based their operations out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
  • 'A Tribute to Persistence': SecAF presents Air Force Cross to Special Tactics Airman

    Snapped awake by the sound of belt-fed machine gun fire, then-Senior Airman Alaxey Germanovich, a combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, surveys the compound he had dozed off in after several sleepless days of combat.
  • Special Tactics Airman to be awarded the Air Force Cross

     Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett will be presenting the Air Force Cross to a Special Tactics Airman during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. MST at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Dec.10, 2020. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, an ST combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, will be awarded the nation’s second highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy of the U.S. in combat.
  • Special Tactics trainees honor local veterans

    Air Force Special Tactics trainees assigned to the Special Tactics Training Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing participated in a ceremony with local veterans and scouts Nov. 11, 2020 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The ST trainees helped increase partnerships with the local community and assisted with a flag retirement ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Alejandra Fontalvo)
  • Special Tactics ensures contingency response readiness during HA/DR exercise

    Air Force Special Tactics operators participated in a hurricane response exercise at Eglin Range, Florida, Oct. 27, 2020. The local humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise helped ST operators hone personnel recovery and global access skills in a training environment to ensure they’re prepared for real-world natural disasters and catastrophic events.
  • 24th SOW hosts SOST and Combat Camera assessment

    The 24th Special Operations Wing hosted an arduous assessment and selection for potential Special Operations Surgical Team members as well as Special Tactics Combat Camera members. The candidates underwent a 5-day assessment conducting various activities to ensure they can perform their technical duties in the high-intensity special operations environment.
  • TACP Airmen assess for Special Tactics

    Accomplished Tactical Air Control Party operators attended a week-long strenuous assessment and selection in order to join the Special Tactics community and continue executing precision strike missions under Air Force Special Operations Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. Only the most skilled TACP Airmen are able to join ST upon completing an arduous assessment and selection course, during which each candidate’s mental and physical fortitude and technical skills are pushed to the limit to determine if they can operate in the high-stress, fast-pace special operations environment.
  • Air Force’s special warfare training builds physical, intellectual leaders ready to handle threats worldwide

    The visit traced the initial skills training path of special operators from recruiting and accessions through basic and technical training.
  • 125th STS Airmen conduct extrication training

    Oregon Air National Guardsmen from the 125th Special Tactics Squadron participated in extrication training at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oct. 8, 2020, to simulate removing entrapped or injured personnel from a vehicle or aircraft. This training is part of Special Tactics units’ personnel recovery mission priority.