• Taking Initiative: Samira's Story

    Drunken driving and alcohol-related incidents put lives and careers at risk of a tragic end. The consequences impact not only the victim and the offender, but the mission and welfare of the community. While Okinawa’s bars and izakayas may offer some of the best food, drinks and entertainment on the


    Air Force Special Operations Command’s 353rd Special Operations Group, stationed at Kadena AB, Japan, activated the 21st Special Operations Squadron and 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Yokota AB, Japan, July 1, 2019. The squadrons will operate and maintain CV-22 Ospreys,

  • Slife takes command of AFSOC

    At a ceremony at Hurlburt Field Friday, June 28, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife took command of Air Force Special Operations Command. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, presided over the ceremony where Slife took over for Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, who will go on to serve as the commander of Air

  • AFSOC honors outstanding Air Commandos

    Air Commandos gathered to honor their top performers during the Outstanding Airmen and civilians of the Year banquet June 27 at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The OAY banquet is an annual celebration honoring the best Airmen and civilians in Air Force Special Operations Command. Supervisors nominated

  • 353rd SOG FM best below major command team in the DoD

    The 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) Financial Management (FM) flight, a small office of four personnel, earned the 2018 Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Financial Management Award for best Below Major Command Level Team for Contributions in Budget Execution.

  • Capt. Joseph Siler: "Go in, get help, get back to the fight"

    The news story shows a drone operation-the screen lights ups with a flash, followed by the crumbling of a building. To the viewer at home, it is a smooth, seamless operation far away. But to Capt. Joseph Siler, he would tell you that it took a team of highly-trained and dedicated intelligence

  • Air Commandos exercise SOF interoperability in the Pacific

     Members of the U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) participated in a joint training event with the U.S. Navy USS Wasp, and the U.S. Marine Corp 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) this Wednesday October 23rd, to improve integrated naval and special operations forces (SOF)