Air Force Special Operations Command, located at Hurlburt Field, Fla.,
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Air Force Special Operations Command, located at Hurlburt Field, Fla., was established May 22, 1990.
AFSOC, the air component to USSOCOM, presents combat-ready Air Force Special Operations Forces to conduct and support global special operations missions. AFSOF is comprised of uniquely trained active duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel. The total force is rapidly deployable and equipped with highly specialized and modified aircraft. AFSOC Air Commandos deliver the Nations specialized airpower to provide SOF mobility, intelligence support, forward presence and engagement with coalition partners.
AFSOC missions include close-air support/precision firepower, infiltration, exfiltration, resupply, aerial refueling, air/ground interface (Battlefield Airmen), aviation foreign internal defense, intelligence support to special operations (including unmanned aerial surveillance), information operations and airborne radio and television broadcast for psychological operations.
Special Tactics, AFSOCs Battlefield Airmen, is comprised of combat control, pararescue special operations weather, and Tactical Air Control Party personnel capable of providing terminal guidance for weapons, control of assault zone aircraft, fire support, mission planning, medical and weather support. Special Tactics Teams frequently operate with Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Special Forces in direct action, airfield seizure and personnel recovery missions in hostile territory.
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