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  • 26th STS performs mountaineer training in Montana

    Special Tactics Airmen with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron perform mountaineer training at Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, June 19, 2018. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force’s special operations ground force, leading global access, precision strike, personnel
  • 17th STS Airmen participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3, Jaded Thunder

    A Special Tactics Airman with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron surveys a target following close air support training during RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2018. Special Tactics Airmen are a ground force that maximize the impacts of air power by controlling and directing precise strikes to destroy enemy terrain,
  • 320th STS jumps onto Kwajalein Atoll

    A Special Tactics Airman with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron conducts an airfield assessment at Kwajalein Atoll, June 19, 2018. Special Tactics Teams can access, open, and control major airfields to clandestine dirt strips in either permissive or hostile locations, providing strategic access and power projection for our nation’s military. (U.S.
  • 17th STS Airmen hone personnel recovery and treatment skills

    Special Tactics Airmen with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron perform medical treatment on a mannequin during medical field training at Fort Benning, Georgia, July 10, 2018. Special Tactics Teams conduct personnel recovery missions, from rapid mission planning to technical rescue, treatment and exfiltration. With in-depth medical and rescue
  • Spartan founder dives into the Special Tactics mission

    U.S. Air Force Col. Claude Tudor, Jr., left, commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, briefs Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, on the capabilities of Special Tactics at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 5, 2018. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operation Command’s tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force’s special
  • Camp Cunningham honors Medal of Honor Recipient Master Sgt. John Chapman

    On August 28, members of the special operations community and Bagram Airfield gathered at the Memorial Courtyard at Camp Cunningham, Afghanistan, to recognize Chapman, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 24th Special Tactics Squadron who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar.
  • Master Sgt. John Chapman remembered, immortalized at Air Force Memorial

    Air Force leaders, and the family of fallen combat controller Master Sgt. John Chapman, unveiled his name on the memorial’s Medal of Honor recipient wall during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Tech. Sgt. John Chapman inducted into Hall of Heroes at Pentagon

    Nearly two decades after the gallant actions that cost him his life and earned him the nation's highest military award, Chapman’s name was unveiled by his widow, Valerie Nessel, Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.
  • Medal of Honor presented to Tech Sgt John Chapman’s family

    On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s widow, Valerie Nessel, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22.
  • Special Tactics Airman set to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27 that Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
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