U.S. Air Force Special Operations Weather Team from Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) conduct an upper air sounding test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on December 8, 2016. (photo from video by SSG Christian Jadot, CJTF-HOA).

SOCAF Weather Team Helps Keep Djibouti Skies Safe

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Watch a video of a Special Operations Weather Team (Air Force) conduct a weather balloon test of upper air movement at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The AFSOC weathermen are members of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) on temporary assignment to Combined […]

CV-22 Osprey in Exercise Southern Strike (photo 26 Oct 2016 by SA Jeff Parkinson, 1st SOW)

CV-22 Osprey – Versatile but Expensive to Operate

December 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines and Air Force have V-22 Ospreys in their inventory. The MV-22 is the Marine Corps tiltrotar aircraft while the CV-22 is the Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOC) tiltrotar aircraft. Despite some early safety issues during the development […]

MC 130J Commando II Loadmaster (USAF photo by 1LT Chris Sullivan)

MC-130J Commando II – Loadmaster Profile

November 3, 2016 SOF News 0

A MC 130J Commando II Loadmaster has a difficult and interesting job. The Air Force has several MC-130J Commando II aircraft based at Royal Air Force Midenhall, England. These aircraft (and their crews) perform a variety of special operations missions […]

27th SOW

27th SOW Trains on New Mission Capabilities

September 3, 2016 SOF News 0

The 27th Special Operations Wing – 27th SOW – recently conducted an exercise in Utah and Colorado testing new mission capabilities. The full mission profile (FMP) exercise was held in unfamiliar territory far from their normal training and exercise location […]

DAGRE airmen of 353rd SOG AFSOC at Kadena Air Base

DAGRE Airmen of 353rd SOG (AFSOC)

August 3, 2016 SOF News 0

“Sweat glistens on his face, his eyes peer back and forth, weapon at the ready and watching for any movement. As the old saying goes, practice like you play, because for deployed aircraft ground response element (DAGRE) Airmen, there’s no […]