Special Warfare Training News

  • Special Warfare Airman receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan

    Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio, an assessment and selection instructor assigned to the350th Special Warfare Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland was awarded the nation's third highest medal for his heroic actions in combat during Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
  • Special Warfare Airman Awarded Silver Star

    Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio will be presented a Silver Star Medal during a ceremony at the Lackland Gateway Club, at JBSA-Lackland July 18 at 10 a.m.
  • Kwast salutes AETC team for "failing forward" in learning, innovation

    In the nearly two years since Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast took command of Air Education and Training Command, there has been change across many fronts of the Air Force’s recruiting, training and education enterprise.
  • Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman memorialized at Pope Army Airfield

    Master Sgt. John Chapman was commemorated during a Medal of Honor dedication at Pope Army Airfield on May 30. A life-size figure of Chapman, a hand-drawn portrait and a replica of his Medal of Honor were unveiled and placed on permanent display at the Benini Heritage Center, a nationally-recognized museum that is part of the 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron, home of the Combat Control apprentice course.
  • SWTW dedicates fitness facility to fallen special tactics airman

    Special Tactics Airmen, both current and those still in training, gathered to remember and honor a fallen Special Tactics Airman, Senior Airman Bradley Smith, during a dedication ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland April 19.
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Air Force Stories

  • Kentucky Air Guard home to DoD’s only search and rescue dog

    In response to scenarios like the Haitian earthquake, Parsons spearheaded a new approach, developing the squadron’s Search and Rescue K-9 program. The effort, launched in 2018, is designed to increase the capabilities of disaster response teams in locating and recovering personnel through the use of specially trained canines.
  • Airmen cultivate leadership qualities through Ranger Assessment Course

    Twenty-three Airmen from across the Air Force recently converged on a training camp for a 3-week Ranger Assessment Course near Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii. The purpose of the 19-day course is to prepare, assess and evaluate Air Force candidates for Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
  • Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman memorialized at 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron

    A life-size figure of Chapman, a hand-drawn portrait and a replica of his Medal of Honor were unveiled and placed on permanent display at the Benini Heritage Center, a nationally-recognized museum that is part of the 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron, home of the Combat Control Apprentice Course. An outdoor memorial ceremony hosted by Col. James Hughes followed the reveal, with Ms. Valerie Nessel, the spouse of Chapman and other Gold Star spouses: Melanie Sather and Tabitha Brown and memorial keynote speaker, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
  • Echoes of 1999 rescue ring loud and clear for Goldfein, providing lessons and vision for today

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein has a direct answer when asked what echoes to this day, what continues to influence his thinking and actions even now, 20 years after he found himself on the ground in hostile surroundings, his F-16 in the distance smoldering and destroyed.
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