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  • Special Tactics Airman set to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27 that Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Airman to be awarded Medal of Honor

    President Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller at a ceremony on August 22 for his extraordinary heroism in March 2002 while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • New squadron specializes in Battlefield Airmen recruiting

    The first squadron focused solely on recruiting Battlefield Airmen and combat support career fields stood up in a ceremony June 29 at the Medina Annex on Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland.
  • ST operators conduct military freefall

    Air Force Special Tactics operators perform a high-altitude, low-opening military freefall over Hurlburt Field, Florida, June 27, 2018. ST operators are trained to gain access to man-made and naturally contested, degraded and operationally-challenged environments in order to provide options for assault, maneuver and power projection. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo)
  • SOST member named to SOMA board

    A Special Operations Surgical Team member was recently elected to the board of the Special Operations Medical Association. Maj. Regan Lyon, a SOST emergency medicine physician with the 720th Operations Support Squadron, was named Board Member At-Large on the Board of Directors, where she will be involved in the multiple projects and SOMA committees.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.