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Air Force general calls B.S. on social media claims that female special ops trainee got ‘preferential treatment’
"In order to avoid adding to the attention and pressure this trainee is facing ... we will not address specific details."
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."
Putting warheads on foreheads — This is the gear Air Force combat controllers carry into battle
Spoiler alert: Sharpies are a big one
The insane heroism of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman is getting a movie
"John’s actions saved all of us."
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."
Air Force combat controller to receive Silver Star for heroism during intense Afghanistan firefight
Air Force Master Sgt. John E. Grimesey of Carthage will receive the Silver Star, the third highest medal presented by the Department of Defense, for his actions during a 2013 mission in Afghanistan
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
My brother earned the Medal of Honor for saving countless lives — but only after he was left for dead
Air Force Tech. Sgt. John "Chappy" Chapman is my brother. As one of an elite group, Air Force Combat Control — the deadliest and most badass band of brothers to walk a battlefield — John gave his life on March 4, 2002 for brothers he never knew.
Special tactics airman who fell from a C-130 was dedicated to ‘God, our freedoms, peace, and his family’
Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, was a special tactics combat controller assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing.
Fourth Service Member Dies From November IED Blast In Afghanistan
A fourth service member has died as a result of a Nov. 27 roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan, officials announced...
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...
Medal of Honor Nominee John Chapman Is Getting a Film About His Life
In 2002, John Chapman survived alone on top of Roberts Ridge through a cold Afghan night, fending off assaults by...
John Chapman Died Alone On A Mountaintop Fighting Al Qaeda. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor
It was March 4, 2002. American special operations forces were fighting to establish observation posts high above Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kot Valley,...
Airman Who Repelled Ambush With Multiple ‘Danger Close’ Airstrikes To Receive Air Force Cross
An Air Force combat controller earned the service’s second highest award for valor in combat for his actions during an...
What Air Force Combat Controllers Go Through To Earn Their Titles
You’re sitting on the roof of a dilapidated building in the middle of Baghdad, Iraq, with three other men who...
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Died Leading His Team In An Intense Ambush
Senior Airman Mark Forester, an Air Force combat controller, was killed on Sep. 29, 2010 when he was leading a...