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  • Using VR through VALOR to improve combat casualty care

    The 24th Special Operations Wing Surgeon General’s office has implemented the use of virtual reality training devices, in partnership with SimX, throughout special tactics to maintain the critical pararescueman’s skill in an ever-changing operational environment.

  • 24th SOW Special Tactics Airman receives Silver Star

    On Jan. 28, 2017, an assault force set out for a direct-action raid deep into enemy territory near Yemen. Following an eight-kilometer infill to the set point, the assault force immediately took heavy and effective fire. One Airman, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cory Haggett, a Pararescueman with the

  • Quiet Professionals bring the noise to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

    Airmen assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command 1st, 24th, 27th, 492nd, 137th, and 193rd Special Operations Wings treated airshow attendees with a full-fledged combat search and rescue simulation July 29, 2021.The airpower demonstration involved multiple aircraft, live narration simulating

  • Special Tactics Officer wins Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award

    The 330th Recruiting Squadron gained a new commander this year and he just happens to be the winner of the 2020 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior officer category.   Lt. Col. Steven Cooper earned the award while assigned as the commander of the 23rd Special Tactics

  • Operation Tomodachi: 10-year anniversary of unshakable friendship

    Ten years ago on March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a massive 33-foot tsunami, decimated the coast of Honshu, Japan. In the aftermath, the Government of Japan reached out to the United States for assistance and Team Kadena was ready to respond.Shortly after the earthquake and

  • 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