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  • 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 Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, will be awarded the nation’s second highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy of the U.S. in combat.
  • USAF Special Tactics unit recognized for deployment actions in fight against extremist organizations

    The 21st Special Tactics Squadron assigned to Pope Field, North Carolina gathered with family and friends July 24, 2020 to watch the presentation of over 90 awards for the squadron’s most recent deployment in 2019, battling six extremist organizations across three areas of responsibility.
  • ‘They are always ready’, 17 STS recognized for valor following CENTCOM deployment

    Special Tactics operators, friends and family gathered at the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Savannah, Georgia, for a valorous awards ceremony honoring the achievements of Airmen from the 17th Special Tactics Squadron’s Detachment 1 Feb. 18, 2020.
  • Special Tactics Chief awarded Silver Star for countering overwhelming Afghan ambush

    What began as a typical reconnaissance patrol during a brisk November in Afghanistan quickly took a devastating turn for the worst. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned as the 720th Special Tactics Group superintendent, delivered thousands of pounds of munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
  • Master Sgt. John Chapman remembered, immortalized at Air Force Memorial

    Air Force leaders, and the family of fallen combat controller Master Sgt. John Chapman, unveiled his name on the memorial’s Medal of Honor recipient wall during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Tech. Sgt. John Chapman inducted into Hall of Heroes at Pentagon

    Nearly two decades after the gallant actions that cost him his life and earned him the nation's highest military award, Chapman’s name was unveiled by his widow, Valerie Nessel, Secretary of the Air Force Heather A. Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.
  • Special Tactics Airman set to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27 that Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony on August 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
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