Special Warfare Training News

  • 2 pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Advance Force Development: Forging a new mindset through occupational competencies

    As part of the process to scale force development across the enterprise, Air Education and Training Command’s occupational competencies branch is working to forge a new training mindset by assisting career field managers with the development of occupational competency models for the Air Force’s 266 career fields.
  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85-7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Dr. Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • Special Tactics Airman killed in training incident

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Peter Kraines, 33, a Special Tactics pararescueman with the 24th Special Operations Wing, died from injuries sustained in a training incident while performing mountain rescue techniques in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday. The incident is currently under investigation.
  • Building the strongest of Airmen

    The 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron Airmen at Keesler Air Force Base are held to high mental and physical standards and undergo intense physical training and tough courses. 
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Air Force Stories

  • Two pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Tech. Sgt. Gavin Fisher and Staff Sgt. Daniel Swensen were awarded the U.S. Armed Forces’ third highest military combat decoration for saving nearly 40 lives and eliminating more than 100 enemy fighters in two separate combat engagements.
  • Air Force improves efficiencies for special warfare Airmen

    As of Oct. 31, 2019, the new special warfare career field (1Z) includes the following AFSCs: pararescue (1Z1X1), combat control (1Z2X1), tactical air control party (1Z3X1) and special reconnaissance (1Z4X1).
  • Wounded warrior, outreach specialist demonstrate lasting impact of connecting

    The theme for the month of October is connectedness, and Melissa Wiest, AFW2 outreach specialist and retired master sergeant along with retired Staff Sgt. Seth Pena, AFW2 Ambassador, are living proof of just how important connectedness is.
  • 6th CTS activates new TACP training detachment

    Air Force TACP specialists embed with Army and Marine units on the frontline and are responsible for directing air and artillery strikes from forward ground locations. These highly trained experts go through intense physical, mental and technical training in order to withstand the demanding conditions of battle and provide their team with the firepower they need for continued success on the battlefield.
  • Special Tactics Airman killed in training incident

    Kraines enlisted in the United States Air Force in March 2011. He immediately entered the two-year pararescue training program.
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