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  • JBSA-Lackland training annex dedicated to fallen Air Force Medal of Honor recipient

    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.
  • Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored with hometown bridge dedication

    Family, teammates and local community members commemorated the life and legacy of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, with a bridge dedication at the Veterans of Foreign War Post 128, Rochester, Pennsylvania, Feb. 29, 2020.
  • JBSA training annex to be renamed for fallen MOH recipient; watch live March 4

    With Master Sgt. John A. Chapman’s family, friends and fellow Airmen in attendance, the JBSA-Chapman Training Annex name will officially be unveiled during a ceremony March 4, 2020. U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen A. Wilson will be the keynote speaker and the ceremony will be streamed live beginning at 10 a.m. central time on the U.S. Air Force Facebook page, as well as on DVIDS. 
  • Air Force changes path of entry for enlisted special warfare operators

    To better afford enlisted recruits the time and opportunity to find the path of their greatest calling, the Air Force has created a single path of entry into the special warfare recruiting and initial training pipeline called the Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring program.
  • Laughlin CCC returns to roots, speaks at first TACP graduation under Special Warfare Training Wing

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — On Dec. 13, 2019, Chief Master Sgt. Robert L. Zackery III, 47th Flying Training Wing command chief, was the guest speaker at the Tactical Air Control Party Apprentice Course graduation of class Hawk 110 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
  • Air Force special warfare, UFC fighters share bonds, sweat and stories of the grind

    A group of Air Force special warfare Airmen met up at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Performance Institute here with some of the UFC’s finest athletes to film a promotional video to be shared by the UFC.Air Force Recruiting Service is partnering with the UFC and helping promote special warfare to a target audience of young fight fans. Nine
  • 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.