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224-Hours-in-AFSOC0

Interested in seeing behind the scenes of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command? Well here’s your chance.
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Mandi Sar

U.S. troops put their skills, quick-thinking and courage to the test as they treat injured Afghan citizens in the aftermath of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device explosion.
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Photo: Chief Master Sgt. Paul Koester freefalls from a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Kiwi Flag over the New Zealand Defence Force Raumai drop zone near Ohakea, New Zealand. Kiwi Flag is a multilateral Royal New Zealand air force sponsored tactical airlift exercise. Koester is the pararescue functional manager for the Battlefield Airmen Branch at Pacific Air Forces at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Denise Johnson)

During basic training in 1974, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Paul Koester fell in love with the pararescue mission and he’s still committed to its cause 39 years later.
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PRT Farah conducts photojournalism training in Farah City

Armed with the belief that attacking poverty is essential to peace, four U.S. airmen discovered another way to promote success in Afghanistan.
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A month before the blast

After spending four months with the Fort Riley, Kan., Warrior Transition Battalion as a patient, Army Sgt. Troy Tow now serves as a squad leader for the very same battalion.
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