What is AFSOC? 

I’ve always had the utmost respect for law enforcement and the military. I knew I wanted my “good guy” (a.k.a. protagonist) to be retired military.

My son-in-law retired USAF after 20-years. Because of his training in Pararescue and his experience in the Air Force, he provides invaluable insider knowledge.

My intention is to portray my characters careers and experiences as believably as possible within the scope of a fictional story.

The Air Force Special Operations Command or AFSOC are an elite command also known as PJs, short for Pararescue Jumpers or Pararescuemen.

In part, on the U.S. Air Force website Pararescuemen or PJs are described as: 

The only Department of Defense specialty specifically trained and equipped to conduct conventional or unconventional rescue and recovery operations. PJs are the force of choice for assisted survivor recovery.

A pararescueman’s primary function is as a Personnel Recovery Specialist, with emergency medical capabilities in humanitarian and combat environments. They deploy in any available manner, to include air-land-sea tactics, into restricted environments to authenticate, extract, treat, stabilize and evacuate injured personnel, while acting in an enemy-evading, recovery role.

AFSOC Vision:¬†Air Commandos, highly trained, capable and ready to conduct special operations…Anytime…Anyplace

AFSOC Mission:¬†Organize, train and equip Airmen to execute global special operations…We are America’s Air Commandos

AFSOC Priorities: 

Provide combat ready forces.

Create an environment for our Airmen and families to thrive.

Transform training to optimize human performance.

Modernize and sustain the force. 

You can read more about the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command here: http://www.afsoc.af.mil/Home.aspx


Have you joined my reader club?

Robin Lyons Blog

My reader club members aren’t pressured to buy anything. It’s a forum for me to stay connected to friends who enjoy my stories and friends who want to stay connected with me.

First, as a thank you for joining the club, you’ll receive a free eBook copy of “MAC: A Prequel Novella” ($2.99 value), where you’ll learn more about Mac MacKenna, the hometown hero in the School Marshal Series.

Then every Saturday, you’ll receive a brief email with a personal update, researched true-crime summaries, updates on new books, behind the scene details, or info about exclusive *giveaways. I write short emails so you can read quickly and then get on with your weekend.


*Sadly, because of sweepstakes laws and shipping costs, most of my giveaways are only available to USA residents.

Disclaimer:  If you become aware of someone you think may be a danger to someone else, NEVER try to handle the situation yourself РREPORT your suspicions to school administration or law enforcement. All data and information provided on this site is for information and research purposes only and not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Criminal cases may have been appealed or verdicts overturned since a case was researched.  All information is provided on an as-is basis. The opinions expressed by individuals providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Robin Lyons.

Privacy Policy     Cookies Policy

Let’s connect on social media:¬†¬†Facebook ¬†Twitter ¬†Pinterest ¬† Instagram

Copyright  © 2015-2020