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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Special Tactics Airmen, local fire department rescue fallen citizen

    Eight Air Force Special Tactics Airmen were in the right place at the right time to rescue a civilian worker who fell approximately 25 feet aboard the USS Alabama, Sept. 17, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. The Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Air Force Special Operations