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  • 19 SOS Airman uses heritage as motivation to succeed

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Castro, 19th Special Operations Squadron special missions aviator, is a prime example of the diversity of the members who make up that melting pot. Castro is the first member of his family to be born in the U.S.
  • AFSOCs historic first PTN team takes flight

    For the first time in Air Force Special Operations Command history, two new graduates from the Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next (PTN), served as aircraft commander and co-pilot on a mission sortie.
  • AFSOC leadership remember fallen Airmen with Honor Trees

    Leadership with Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, 1st Special Operations Wing and 24th SOW, carried on a holiday tradition by placing red, white and blue stars to honor 365 fallen Airmen, Dec. 4, 2020.
  • Duke Field breaks ground on aircraft simulator facility

    Members of Air Force Special Operations Command broke ground on an aircraft simulator facility at Duke Field, Florida, Nov. 9, 2020 during a joint ceremony hosted by the 492d and 919th Special Operations Wings.
  • 592 SOMXS Air Commando Saves Life

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jamie Sparks, an aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialist with the 592nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, and his wife, Angela, saved the life of an unconscious man in his vehicle, stopped in the road in Niceville, Florida, April 23, 2020.
  • Schoolhouse Innovation: Special operations maintainers get creative to keep unique aircraft flying

    In a small hangar in northwest Florida, a unique maintenance enterprise is forging ahead with innovative techniques for training on and maintaining an aircraft most members of the Air Force have never seen.
  • Current Air Commandos Upkeep Building with “Powerful Heritage”

    “History makes you smart, heritage makes you proud.” This idea is what fueled four members of the 492d Special Operations Support Squadron, during a recent, off-duty volunteer event at the Air Commando Association headquarters building in Navarre, FL on July 21st.
  • U.S. Air Force Special Operations School excels through innovation during COVID-19

    As the entire world faces the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command School has not only increased their overall education output but also has switched to entirely remote learning to accommodate all Special Operations Forces students, world-wide.Since 1967, USAFSOS has served as the bedrock of Special
  • 19 SOS Air Commando Carries Legacy of Fallen Hero Brother

    For those of us who have never lost a family member in the service of our nation, we cannot fathom the anguish of such a tragedy and the strength it takes to carry on.Staff Sgt. Joshua Ruiz, an Aviation Resource Manager with the 19th Special Operations Squadron, felt that pain when his brother, Navy Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Manuel Ruiz, 21,
  • Air Force officer and single mother rockin’ work-life balance

    Excellence in all we do – this is one of the three core values of the U.S. Air Force.This core value is also something that Capt. Justina Keithley, 19th Special Operations Squadron U-28 Combat Systems Officer instructor, current operations flight commander, and single mother of two sons, embodies in her daily life.“[Keithley] is hard-working –
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