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AFSOC: A history of ‘door kickers’

10/15/2012 – HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Although Air Force Special Operations Command was officially established in 1990, its history dates all the way back to World War II. From that time, Air Commandos have been heavily called upon for a … Continue reading

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39 airmen from 21st Special Tactics Squadron earn 50 medals

It’s not often most of the airmen of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron are in one place. The Air Force special operators are deployed for nearly half the year every 10 months, attaching themselves to small groups of Green Berets, … Continue reading

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Captain Barry Crawford Jr. – Profiles in Courage

On May 4, 2010, Captain Barry Crawford Jr., then a special tactics officer assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron in Afghanistan, and a team of approximately 100 Army Special Forces and Afghan commandos flew into the steep mountains … Continue reading

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Captain Blake Luttrell – Profile in courage

On January 9, 2012, Captain Blake Luttrell, a special tactics officer, and his element were conducting a helicopter assault in Afghanistan to capture a known insurgent and improvised explosive device facilitator. Captain Luttrell’s element was ambushed by a battle-hardened group … Continue reading

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Air Commando Gutierrez Nominated for Air Force Cross

Air Force officials have nominated SSgt. Robert Gutierrez, an instructor at the Air Force Special Operations Training Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., for the Air Force Cross—the service’s second highest award for valor. The award is still pending the signature … Continue reading

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SMSgt Selectees

Congratulations to our newest SMSgt selectees!!! Rob Bartleson Ken Huhman Brian Loudermilk Don Stevens    

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CCA Meeting is set for Monday

We will be meeting at the restaurant. It’s at 5:30

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