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  • Fallen Special Tactics Airman remembered with hometown memorial

    Hundreds of Special Tactics operators, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen teammate, husband, father, brother, son and man of faith during a memorial service, Dec. 21, 2019, in Richardson, Texas.The service honored the life of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, a Special Tactics

  • Active recovery efforts suspended for Special Tactics Airman

    As of 6 p.m. Friday, active recovery efforts for U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, a Special Tactics combat controller who had an unplanned parachute departure from a C-130 aircraft November 5, 2019 over the Gulf of Mexico, south of Hurlburt Field, have been suspended.

  • Special Tactics Airman battled through injuries, awarded Silver Star

    Today, family, friends and teammates gathered as U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented the Silver Star Medal to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, a Special Tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special

  • Special Tactics Airman identified, recovery efforts ongoing

    The Special Tactics Airman who had an unplanned parachute departure from a C-130 aircraft, November 5, 2019, over the Gulf of Mexico, south of Hurlburt Field, has been identified. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a Special Tactics combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics

  • UPDATE: Recovery efforts begin for Special Tactics Airman

    As of 6 p.m. Friday, the U.S. Air Force has taken the lead role as the search transitions to a recovery effort for the Special Tactics Airman who had an unplanned parachute departure from a C-130 aircraft November 5, 2019, over the Gulf of Mexico, south of Hurlburt Field.The U.S. Coast Guard has

  • UPDATE: Search ongoing for Special Tactics Airman after training jump

    A Special Tactics Airman departed a C-130 aircraft making an unintentional water landing at approximately 11 a.m., November 5, 2019, over the Gulf of Mexico, south of Hurlburt Field, during a planned static-line jump as part of a training event. Emergency response was immediately initiated and

  • Search ongoing for Special Tactics Airman after training jump

    As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, a search remains underway for an Airman who exited a C-130 aircraft November 5, 2019 over the Gulf of Mexico approximately 4 miles south of Hurlburt Field. The incident is ongoing and under investigation.Search and rescue crews were immediately called to aid in locating the