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Friday, December 2, 2022

New Air Force special ops teams model the future of ‘agile’ air wars | Air Force Times

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The “mission sustainment teams” that AFSOC is experimenting with are made up of several dozen airmen from various career fields that train as a deployable units apart from their home squadrons.

The challenge is: How do you create teams that are structured around a mission rather than a function? Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, the head of AFSOC, made this statement during a recent event organized by the Air and Space Forces Association. That is the fundamental tenet of our approach to what the Air Force roughly refers to as ‘agile combat employment.’ One of the cross-functional support teams was established for the first time by the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico. In January, Hurlburt Field’s 1st Special Operations Wing in Florida adopted a similar strategy. Since then, AFSOC has increased the number of specializations represented on each team from 19 to 27, and started to lay the groundwork for more teams to be established globally. Six active duty teams will be added to Cannon and Hurlburt by the command, along with teams from the 352nd and 353rd SOWs at RAF Mildenhall and Kadena Air Base.

Source: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/10/04/new-air-force-special-ops-teams-model-the-future-of-agile-air-wars/ 

 

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