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  • The 24th SOW transitions responsibility of the 17th STS

    The 24th Special Operations Wing transitioned responsibility of the 17th Special Tactics Squadron from the 720th Special Tactics Group to the 724th Special Tactics Group during a re-assignment ceremony at the 17th STS headquarters, Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2020.
  • Special Tactics unit surpasses 6,900 days combating war in Middle East

    In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which marked the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, U.S. service members saw an increased spike in deployments that has ultimately sustained its high tempo for nearly two decades. For the men and women of the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, since their initial response to the GWOT in October 2001, there have been no breaks in deployments and combat operations for over 6900 days in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and RESOLUTE SUPPORT.
  • 17th STS Airmen participate in RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3, Jaded Thunder

    A Special Tactics Airman with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron surveys a target following close air support training during RED FLAG-Alaska 18-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2018. Special Tactics Airmen are a ground force that maximize the impacts of air power by controlling and directing precise strikes to destroy enemy terrain,
  • 17th STS Airmen hone personnel recovery and treatment skills

    Special Tactics Airmen with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron perform medical treatment on a mannequin during medical field training at Fort Benning, Georgia, July 10, 2018. Special Tactics Teams conduct personnel recovery missions, from rapid mission planning to technical rescue, treatment and exfiltration. With in-depth medical and rescue
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