Special Warfare Training News

  • 2nd Air Force Command Chief guest hosts Airmanship 200

    The senior enlisted leader of Second Air Force guest-hosted the newly established Airmanship 200 livestream with a Special Warfare Training Support Squadron military training leader Apr. 28 to discuss the topic of identity. The livestream was created in an effort to continue to meet mission requirements for Airmen in tech training during COVID-19.
  • Air Force BMT adjusts schedules, locations to sustain mission readiness

    As part of an ongoing contingency response to COVID-19, and with restriction of movement protocols for new recruits already in place at U.S. Air Force basic military training, the service has implemented a revised approach to how and where recruits enter the training pipeline.
  • Commentary: Standing strong in the face of an opponent we didn’t see coming

    Why is it necessary to continue to train Airmen during this COVID-19 pandemic? Why do you continue to bring new recruits into Basic Military Training?  These and more are all questions being asked of our Air Force during this fast-moving, dynamic time as we wage war with an invisible enemy – the novel coronavirus.
  • Chapman Training Annex renaming ceremony honors heroism, sacrifice of combat controller

    The Chapman Training Annex was officially renamed during a ceremony March 4, 2020. Previously known as the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Training Annex, it was renamed in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, an Air Force combat controller who gave his life fighting in Afghanistan in 2002.
  • Special Tactics MOH recipient honored with Annex renaming

    The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Training Annex was renamed the Chapman Training Annex in honor of Special Tactics combat controller Master Sgt. John A. Chapman March 4, 2020. The ceremony, held on the 18th anniversary of his death, was attended by family, friends and fellow Airmen. In August 2018, Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nation’s highest honor for his selfless actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Takur Ghar on March 4, 2002 in support of Operation ANACONDA.
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  • AFRL adapts pararescue tactics for COVID-19 monitoring

    The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue, or PJ, community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medical facilities are facing amidst COVID-19.
  • Air Force creates new AFSC for Special Warfare officers

    Effective April 30, special tactics, tactical air control party and combat rescue officers will transition from the command and control AFSC, 13XX, to the new AFSPECWAR officer AFSC, 19ZXX.
  • JB San Antonio-Lackland training annex dedicated to fallen Air Force Medal of Honor recipient

    Previously known as the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Training Annex, it was renamed in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. John A. Chapman, an Air Force combat controller who gave his life fighting in Afghanistan in 2002.
  • Air Force changes path of entry for enlisted special warfare operators

    The Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring program will officially commence in early April with a new Air Force Specialty Code for accessions and the first shipment of special warfare candidates to the service’s basic military training.
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