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  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • 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

  • 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

  • Female aviator joins Special Tactics leadership team

    Earlier this summer, U.S. Air Force Col. Allison Black made history as she joined the Special Tactics leadership team and became the vice commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing. “With any leadership team, you want to have people that cover each other’s blind spots and are able to bring the

  • 24th SOW hosts Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course

    Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations

  • 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

  • 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