America’s Airmen: Special Operations

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Around the world and at home, America’s Airmen bring critical airpower capabilities to bear against the most pressing national security challenges. Incredible advances are made every day to strengthen those capabilities through the combined efforts of Airmen and aerospace nation partners.

During the 2015 Air Force Association Air And Space Conference Sept. 14-16, 2015, the America’s Airmen exhibit highlighted core missions of Airmen across the globe in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance space and special operations.

The booth put the spotlight on Airmen working in the special operations career fields.

We talked with four Airmen at the exhibit who gave us an inside look at special operations in today’s Air Force. They also showed us some of the amazing gear that helps them keep up their oath – “That others may live.”

Capt. Ben Self, 321st Special Tactics Training Squadron
special tactics officer

Capt. Catherine Roese, 9th Special Operations Squadron pilot

Master Sgt. Jared Pietras, 720th Operations Support Squadron
superintendent, and Senior Airman John Couzens Jr.,
23rd Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman