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  • Seasoned STO, Air Force Triathlete retires after 24 years of service

    It takes a certain amount of grit and determination to survive in the world of special operations, it requires even more to lead and command the most decorated Air Force community since 9/11. After 24 years of dedicated service, U.S. Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, former vice commander of the 24th

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • NASCAR honors fallen Special Tactics Airman

    Family members and teammates of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin attend the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni

  • SOST member awarded Bronze Star Medal for life-saving actions

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. J Hall, a Special Operations Surgical Team surgical technician with the 720th Operations Support Squadron, receives the Bronze Star Medal from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Webb, the director of operations for SOST, during a presentation ceremony at the Gordon Center for

  • Air Force transitions enlisted specialty, grows Special Tactics capabilities

    Enlisted Airmen have been analyzing weather since the very beginning of American military flight in 1917. Decades of hard-earned experience led to Special Operations Weather Team Airmen being designated with their own Air Force Specialty Code in 2008.By combining the core skills of Special Operation