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The Air Force is about to slap a frickin’ laser beam on its deadliest gunship
Putting the "kill" in kilowatt
Air Force special operators are learning new tricks to fight in the tough Arctic environment
As military activity in the Arctic increases, the U.S. Air Force expects to play major role, and its special operators are already adapting to the region's challenging conditions
Air Force Special Tactics
Special Tactics airmen are the Air Force's ground special operations component. With more than 650 combat mission support airmen and 1,000 Special Tactics operators in 29 locations, they are experts in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations
The Air Force is experimenting with turning cargo planes into flying munitions trucks
The Air Force is experimenting with turning its cargo and transport planes into munitions trucks able to drop devastating bundles of standoff weaponry
AFSOC to finally mount a laser weapon on an AC-130 gunship
After years of funding woes, Air Force Special Operations Command is on track to fire a high-powered laser weapon from an AC-130 gunship sometime in fiscal year 2022
This AFSOC tweet about COVID-19 is the dumbest thing we’ve seen today
Social media: where the rules are made up, the points don't matter, and virtually every single error is unforced
Air Force halts parachute, dive and mountain training ops following airmen deaths
Parachuting, diving and mountaineering training and related operations are off-limits to U.S. airmen for now as Air Force Special Operations Command investigates the deaths of two special tactics airmen.
Air Force JTAC to receive Silver Star for heroism in twin firefights in Afghanistan
A U.S. Air Force combat controller will receive the nation's third highest award for valor this week for playing an essential role in two intense firefight missions against the Taliban in Afghanistan last year
Air Force Special Tactics Chief awarded Silver Star for raining hell on the enemy in Afghanistan
Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command called him an "example of the embodiment of the American Airman."
The Air Force’s first female air commando one-star falsified flight hours and mistreated subordinates, IG report says
Air Force Brig. Gen. Brenda Cartier, the service's first female air commando, recently received a letter of counseling after an Inspector General investigation found that she had failed to treat her subordinates "with dignity and respect" in her previous job, according to the IG documents
Six Airmen Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross For Playing Critical Role In 2017 Yemen Raid
“These six airmen exhibit extreme competence that I think defines air commandos. Despite all the difficulties and despite all the chaos with the mission, they knew there was a way and they were going to find it.”
‘He Was A Warrior’ — Watch Airmen Hold An Emotional Viking Funeral For Fallen Combat Controller Dylan Elchin
On Dec. 6th, a sea of blue flooded a sleepy township in Pennsylvania to honor Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, the 25-year-old...
After 16 Years, Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman Finally Receives The Medal Of Honor
In the last two hours of his life, Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman saved the lives of a...
Air Force On The New AC-130 Gunship: ‘That’s The Sound America Makes When She’s Angry’
The AC-130J Ghostrider ground-attack aircraft has picked up several different unofficial moinikers in the five years the Air Force Special...
The Air Force’s Futuristic Laser Cannon May Never Get Off The Ground
Air Force Special Operations Command has been itching to add a frickin’ laser beam to the already-brimming arsenal of its...
Air Force Special Operators Honored For Airdrop In Afghanistan Under Intense Fire
The MC-103J Commando II airplane rumbled low to the ground, nearing the intense firefight below where a team of American...
The Air Force’s ‘Ultimate Battle Plane’ Is Approaching Initial Operating Capability
The AC-130J Ghostrider, the next-generation gunship the Air Force once dubbed its “ultimate battle plane” and “a bomb truck with...
The Air Force Gives The AC-130 The Giant Cannon It Deserves
The U.S. Air Force promised its the nexy generation of the beloved AC-130 gunship would basically be the equivalent of...
The Air Force Is Preparing To Test A Laser Cannon On Its ‘Ultimate Battle Plane’
Ever since the Air Force announced the development of the AC-130J Ghostrider to replace older generations of Lockheed Martin’s reliable...