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  • 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

  • Seasoned STO, Air Force Triathlete retires after 24 years of service

    It takes a certain amount of grit and determination to survive in the world of special operations, it requires even more to lead and command the most decorated Air Force community since 9/11. After 24 years of dedicated service, U.S. Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, former vice commander of the 24th

  • Behind the scenes of the Special Tactics Memorial March

    Alongside highways and back roads of the southern U.S. states, there are two Special Tactics Airmen trekking in the name of their fallen brethren killed in combat. What most people won’t see, is the Individual Duty Medical Technicians putting moleskin on painful blisters, or the communication Airman

  • 11-day, 830-mile ruck march honors fallen special tactics Airmen

    Twenty special tactics Airmen began an 11-day ruck march at 2:00 a.m. Feb. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, Texas, and will be traveling 830 miles to Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Airmen are rucking to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, who was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 27,

  • U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen plan 830-mile ruck in honor of fallen

    Twenty Special Tactics Airmen will ruck from Medina Annex at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas to Hurlburt Field to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, who was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 27, 2018, and in honor of the other 19 Special Tactics Airmen who

  • CSAF, family unveil recent MOH recipient's name on Special Tactics Memorial

    Sunlight shed for the first time on a well-known, but newly-engraved name under the recently installed Medal of Honor recipient display at the Special Tactics Memorial in the airpark Oct. 27.Hundreds of Air Commandos, family members and distinguished visitors gathered at the airpark to watch as U.S.

  • 30-year ST ‘giant’ dons beret one last time

    As a teenager, he grew up like most, listening and learning from his grandfather, an Air Force maintenance officer of 25 years.The talks shaped him and ultimately decided his future at an early age – he would join the U.S. Air Force.Thirty years later, at the finishing line of an extensive and

  • Special Tactics Airmen open Tyndall Air Force Base airfield for operations

    Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron assessed, opened and controlled air traffic at Tyndall Air Force Base, Oct. 11. Special Tactics Airmen have the ability to assess, open, and control major airfields to clandestine dirt strips in any environment, including those