Air Force Special Operations The United States of America is a powerful and well known force throughout the world. It has become a superpower of nations in just about three hundred years, being one of the newest nations in existence today. Its military reaches out into several countries in the globe and holds a presence as a peacekeeper and wielder of democracy. Of the US military’s five branches, the Air Force is the ruler of the skies, keeping control of the earth’s aerospace. Without the Air Force Special Operations, the military could not complete operations as effectively or efficiently as it potentially could. The United States Air Force is a key part of America’s mission to spread and assist democracy throughout the world. Air Force Special Operations Command, or AFSOC, is the elite force of the United States Air Force. The assistance of AFSOC is vital to the Air Force’s duties as well as the entire US military. The presence of special operations teams, working with foreign militaries, in Central Asia before the 9/11 terrorist attacks aided the US in gaining Air force bases in that region. AFSOC teams had made connections with the foreign militaries in several places, one of which led to the use of Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan, as a major mobility hub (Air Force Magazine). The AFSOC teams have been working all over the globe to help the US in its foreign affairs. By being active with Central Asia, AFSOC has been able to set up mobility command in Kyrgyzstan before the terrorist attacks from Al Qaeda. From theses connections, we were able to begin our Middle Eastern Operations with better ease. Lieutenant General Donald Wurster speaks about AFSOC’s cooperation with other countries saying "It seems there are places where effectiven... ... middle of paper ... ...Force Special Operations Command.” Air Force Special Operations Command. U.S. Air Force, 2012. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. . - - -, dir. “Air Force Special Operations Command.” The Official Web Site of the United Stated Air Force. U.S. Air Force, 20 Sept. 2011. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. . - - -, dir. “Air Force Special Operations Command.” The Official Web Site of the United Stated Air Force. U.S. Air Force, 20 Sept. 2011. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. . - - -, dir. “Pararescue.” The Official Website of the united States Air Force. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2012. . - - -, dir. “Tactical Air Control Party Specialist (TACP).” U.S. Air Force. U.S. Air Force, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2012. .