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Fallen Special Tactics Officer to Receive Silver Star


HURLBURT FIELD, FL (Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) — Nearly 10 months after he was killed in action, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. The medal will be presented during a small ceremony here, June 1, to the …

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Air Commandos Recognized for Bravery


HURLBURT FIELD, FL (1LT Katrina Cheesman) – Four Air Force Special Operations Airmen, including three Special Tactics Airmen and a CV-22 Osprey special missions aviator, were recognized today in a Portraits in Courage ceremony in Washington, D.C. The four Airmen were among 24 Airmen honored by the 17th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody in the ninth …

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Special Tactics Airmen Receive Awards


POPE FIELD, NC  (24th Special Operations Wing) – Already the U.S. Air Force’s most decorated community since the end of the Vietnam War, Air Force Special Tactics added to its total over the weekend. Three Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen received Silver Star and Purple Heart medals in a ceremony at Pope Field, N.C., Jan. 10, while three Special Tactics …

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Wounded Warrior Makes Final Jump


Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock Jr., a 23rd Special Tactics Squadron combat controller, makes his final jump before being medically retired Oct. 16, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Yellock endured 28 surgeries and two years of intense physical therapy to be able to walk again after his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan.

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