There are Air Force careers in the military special forces. These unique and selective Air Force careers are among the best well-trained young men and women. Air Force Special Operations Command was established May 22, 1990.
AFSOC’s mission is “America’s specialized air power, a step ahead in a changing world, delivering special military operations combat power anytime, anywhere.” This special military command is committed to continual improvement to provide Air Force special operations forces for swift worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified commands to accomplish the unique special operations activities: unconventional warfare, counter-proliferation, direct action, psychological operations, special reconnaissance, civil affairs, combating terrorism, foreign internal defense, and information operations.
Air Force special operations forces perform special reconnaissance careers, psychological operations and unconventional warfare in hot spots around the globe. Using very high tech surveillance equipment, modified aircraft and weapons straight out of a futuristic film, they participate in United States military operations such as Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Middle East, Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, and in humanitarian missions such as Operation Provide Promise, a relief effort in the Balkans.
AFSOC has approximately 12,500 active duty careers, Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian professionals, with over 20 percent stationed in other countries outside America. The command has more than 160 fixed and rotary wing aircraft assigned.
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