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Jan. 19, 2023
24 SOW D-Cell, pioneers of the ACE concept, hone arctic skills in Alaska
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Agile Combat Employment is one of the most talked-about concepts in the Air Force. The ability to rapidly deploy and establish forward operating locations, manned by multi-capable Airmen, is the way the Air Force is crafting the future of warfare.
The Airmen of the 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, also known as Deployment Cell or “D-Cell,” have been doing just this for over 60 years.
Feb. 5, 2020
Special Tactics operators simulate first-ever extreme cold weather FARP with next generation fighters
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. —
For the first time, aircrew with the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, along with a team of Special Tactics Airmen carried out a simulated FARP for F-22 Raptors assigned to Pacific Air Forces’ 3rd Wing in an extreme cold weather environment during Emerald Warrior at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, January 21-31.
Nov. 29, 2017
Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.