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  • Special Tactics partners with conventional forces and allies in USAFE-led Operation Rapid Forge

    Over 400 Airmen, including two Special Tactics troops from different units, joined forces with partner nations for Operation Rapid Forge, from July 8 to July 26, across the European theater. Operation Rapid Forge is a United States Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and tests the ability to function at locations other than main air bases. The mission is intended to enhance interoperability with NATO allies to improve combined capabilities.
  • Air Commandos with the 352nd Special Operations Wing Conduct MC130J Rodeo Competition

    A total of six U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II aircraft and seven crews from the 67th Special Operations Squadron, which falls under the 352nd Special Operations Wing at RAF Mildenhall, came together over a four-day period to conduct a conduct MC130J rodeo competition July 8 – 11, 2019. A rodeo is a competition between aircrews to test their ability to execute a mission both accurately and expeditiously.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits 352nd SOW Air Commandos

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander visited U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, based at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, July 15, 2019. During the visit, Harrigian expressed his views on the strategic role RAF Mildenhall plays in Europe, and the importance of the relationship between our allies throughout the region. He introduced his three priorities as the new USAFE-AFAFRICA commander – readiness, posture and partnerships.
  • Slife takes command of AFSOC

    At a ceremony at Hurlburt Field Friday, June 28, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife took command of Air Force Special Operations Command. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, presided over the ceremony where Slife took over for Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, who will go on to serve as the commander of Air Education and Training Command in the coming weeks.
  • AFSOC in two words: Humble Competence

    As Dawna and I prepare to leave Air Force Special Operations Command, I’ve become a bit reflective as you might imagine given the number of years we’ve served in this command. All of this reflection, however, can be summed up with the following: AFSOC is the finest special operations aviation force in the world...and, it’s because of her people. AFSOC is ready, relevant and resilient today because of our culture and values. We hold dear to SOF Truth Number One — Humans are more important than Hardware. Air Commandos prove it every day!
  • 352nd SOW welcomes new commander

    Col. Clay Freeman accepted command of the 352nd Special Operations Wing from Col. Matthew Smith during a change of command at RAF Mildenhall, England June 13, 2019. In his last assignment, Freeman served as the Air Force Special Operations Command chief of staff at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • D-Day 75: U.S. forces in U.K. support airborne operation

    The 352nd Special Operations Wing and the Special Operations Command in Europe parachute-jumped into Normandy, June 9, 2019, in commemoration of the 75th D-Day anniversary, to honor the airborne operation conducted by Allied forces and the Battle for La Fiere Bridgehead, near Sainte-Mère-Église, France, June 6-9, 1944. 
  • EUCOM leaders visit Team Mildenhall

    Members of the European Command Capstone 19-3 class visited RAF Mildenhall, England, May 6, 2019. EUCOM leaders, consisting of members of all five branches of the U.S. military, discussed infrastructure developments with wing leadership and gained an understanding of the resources needed to continue the mission.
  • US SOF strengthen relationships with allies through combined training

    U.S. Air Force's 7th Special Operation Squadron, assigned to 352nd Special Operation Wing, based out of Mildenhall, England, deployed to Bacau, March 10-15, 2019, to conduct mission essential tasks, and simultaneously, familiarize Romanian SOF with the CV-22 Osprey. “The importance is not only for the commonality of our tactics, techniques, and procedures between US forces and partner forces but combining that within the NATO spectrum to make sure we are all operating in the same format,” said a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Capt., the mission commander for the training event and flight lead pilot . “Being able to get these staged drills out of the way now in a safe and effective training environment, allows us to be able to have the confidence to forward deploy in any contingency operation.”
  • US Rescue Squadrons, MC-130J support personnel recovery exercise in Croatia

    The 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons worked closely with the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, in support of the U.S. Embassy Zagreb Non-combatant Evacuation Operation, NEO, exercise in Zagreb, Croatia, March 18, 2019.The exercise rehearsed the embassy’s personnel evacuation procedures in the event of a natural disaster that
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