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Retired operator speaks to command and staff class Retired operator speaks to command and staff class
Gathering of Eagles panel member, retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant William “Calvin” Markham, addresses members of the 2018 Air Command and Staff College graduating class, Maxwell Air Force, Alabama, May 29, 2018. The retired combat controller was the first Airman on the ground in Afghanistan in 2001, and is credited with eliminating more than 3,500 enemy fighters in less than two months through his deadly use of precise air power. (US Air Force photos by William Birchfield)
0 6/08
2018
Fallen ST operators honored at NASCAR race Fallen ST operators honored at NASCAR race
Three fallen Air Force Special Tactics operators, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, Tech. Sgt. Scott Duffman, and Staff Sgt. Scott Sather, were honored at the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 race on May 27, 2018, Concord, North Carolina. ST operators are part of U.S. Special Operations Command’s premier tactical air-to-ground integration force and trained to provide the U.S. military with global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)
0 6/07
2018
A man in the Air Force service dress uniform and a red beret speaks to a crowd. ST chief commemorates Memorial Day
Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, a combat controller assigned to the 720th Operations Support Squadron and Silver Star recipient, spoke during a Memorial Day ceremony May 28, 2018, at Garland County Veterans Memorial and Military Park, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. West, along with retired service members, solemnly observed Memorial Day. The holiday origins can be traced back to the South during the Civil War when soldiers wanted to recognize their fallen comrades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)
0 5/31
2018
ST legend earns second retirement ST legend earns second retirement
Scott Fales’ demeanor wouldn’t lead you to believe the long list of accomplishments he has. The retired Air Force master sergeant spent 20 years on active duty, primarily as a pararescueman, and in that time he saw conflict across the globe from Panama to Somalia. He’s earned a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, and been inducted into both the U.S. Special Operations Command Hall of Fame and the Air Commando Association Commando Hall of Honor.
0 5/11
2018
Former combat weatherman visits STTS Former combat weatherman visits STTS

0 5/09
2018
SECAF immersed in ST mission SECAF immersed in ST mission
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson fires an M4 carbine during a capabilities demonstration alongside Special Tactics Airmen at Eglin Range Complex, Florida, May 3, 2018. Special Tactics Airmen are the Air Force’s ground special operators and U.S. Special Operations Command’s premier tactical air-to-ground integration force. (U.S. Air Force
0 5/04
2018
A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducts snow machine movement and evasive maneuver training near Kiruna, Sweden, February 24, 2017. The Arctic winter training included four weeks of basic winter warfare exercises. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matt Britton) U.S. SOF conduct winter warfare training in Sweden
There’s cold and then there’s above the Arctic Circle cold. So cold that frostbite on exposed skin can occur within minutes. Not cold enough to stop special operations forces from operating in the environment.
0 3/29
2018
ST operators lead EW18 ST operators lead in EW18
Emerald Warrior 18, an annual air-centric, irregular warfare U.S. Special Operations Command exercise, saw hundreds of personnel from across the world gather at Hurlburt Field to exercise special operations tactics, and for the second year in a row, command and control of ground special operations forces were led by Air Force Special Tactics.
0 3/27
2018
24th SOW commander final jump 24th SOW commander final jump
Special Tactics operators from the 24th Special Operations Wing prepare for a water landing after conducting a military free-fall jump at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 7, 2018. The free-fall was Col. Mike Martin's final jump as commander of the 24th SOW before his change of command ceremony the following day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
0 3/23
2018
24th SOW welcomes new commander 24th SOW welcomes new commander
The 24th Special Operations Wing welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony here, March 8.
0 3/08
2018
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