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  • AETC command team visits Team Kirtland units

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, AETC command chief, answer questions from Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer students at the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 24,

  • Metals tech: welding for mission success

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Emanuel Jackson, 58th Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, welds metal on Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 19, 2022. Metal technicians have many duties, including machining, welding and fabricating custom-made metal components for aircraft. (U.S. Air

  • AirPower: 415th SOS trains C-130 loadmasters for success

    A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 415th Special Operations Squadron prepares for flight on Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 22, 2021. At the 415th SOS, student loadmasters are trained to conduct several missions, including rescue airdrops and aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force

  • 377th ABW Command Team observes PJ/CRO training

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing installation commander, observes pararescuemen and combat rescue officer students mission planning during an immersion with the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 2, 2021. This immersion allowed

  • 58th SOW 'flies friendly' over neighboring communities in New Mexico

    There’s an old saying that “good fences make good neighbors.” But what if one of the neighbors has the ability to fly over your fence, though, when you don’t want to be disturbed?That’s a situation the 58th Special Operations Wing needs to accommodate when conducting flight operations in airspace

  • 58th SOW leaders at Kirtland AFB welcome Enhanced Fuselage Trainer

    Col. Michael Curry, 58th Special Operations Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Benjamin Bryant, 58th Training Squadron commander, cut a ceremonial ribbon Jan. 15 at Kirtland Air Force Base, officially welcoming the Enhanced Fuselage Trainer. The new, one-of-a-kind, ground-based device, abbreviated “EFuT,”

  • 58th SOW welcomes AC-130J training mission to Kirtland

    The 58th Special Operations Wing here has been named by the Air Force as the preferred location for the relocation of the AC-130J Formal Training Unit. Currently at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Air Force officials plan to move seven aircraft and 372 positions here, beginning in fiscal year 2023.