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Air Force’s botched integration of women in special ops ignites firestorm of controversy
“This will just divide the career field."
Two of the Air Force’s elite commandos are trying to earn a spot in the 2022 Olympics
"It’s like a fast-moving jet with a monkey at the controls while getting in a fight with Mike Tyson."
Why this Air Force commando who fought with a shot lung doesn’t count deployments
“Even if you go once, you did more than most."
This Air Force commando called in 688,000 pounds of bombs in one battle
“My heart was pounding. I can see the AQ guys right out in front of us ... I cleared them hot and the bomb dropped right in the position.”
Air Force combat controller breaks down that wild desert airstrike scene from ‘Transformers’
"What CCTs do is they stitch everything together, and they determine whether everyone on the battlefield lives or dies."
Air Force graduates first class of new ‘Special Reconnaissance’ commandos
“This ceremony not only celebrates the first organically trained SR airmen in our wing, but in the U.S. Air Force. I’m incredibly proud.”
Putting warheads on foreheads — This is the gear Air Force combat controllers carry into battle
Spoiler alert: Sharpies are a big one
Special Tactics airman awarded Air Force Cross for saving Green Beret team in desperate 8-hour firefight
“I knew then that I had to go get to my teammates and help them."
Airman to receive Air Force Cross for heroic actions during enemy ambush in Afghanistan
"Germanovich directed his team’s withdrawal, then traversed 700 meters carrying a casualty up a mountain to a helicopter landing zone while directing close air support."
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
Report: Exact cause of Air Force commando swim death still unknown
"Although the exact cause is unknown, an incapacitating event occurred during the 2000-yard surface swim."
Special tactics airmen earn 90 awards for battling terror groups worldwide
'The majority of you would rather receive a decoration in your team room and not in public, but it’s important.'
‘Inadequate leadership’ led to death of special tactics airman in parachute jump, report finds
'We normalized a culture overly focused on mission accomplishment, causing a lapse in ... strict adherence to standards."
Pentagon identifies special tactics airman who died during training swim
Airman 1st Class Keigan Baker, 24, was assigned to Special Tactics Training Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, according to a service release. Officials say he went missing during the training swim, which took place at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida. By the time he was located, he was unresponsive.
An airman just took a major step towards becoming the first female Special Tactics officer
A female Air Force officer has completed a rigorous special warfare course and will move on to the next program within the Special Tactics Officer training pipeline, making her the first woman to advance this far within battlefield officer specialty training