Tag Archives: Air Force Special Operations Command

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Monday, July 25, 2016.
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Interested in seeing behind the scenes of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command? Well here’s your chance.
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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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A new Air Force Special Operations Command initiative focuses on maintaining mental health for special operations forces and their families.
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Who wants to go dressed as 36-and-a-half tons of flying steel and death for Halloween? See how the AC-47 “Spookie” got its nickname, and the influence it had on the still flying AC-130U in this report.
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