This statue is dedicated
Special Tactics Operator
We are a community bonded
by sacrifice, service and dedication to duty.
We are a product of American patriots: families and
mentors who shape and guide us to a life of service.
We are forged by professional leaders and hardened warriors.
We know the costs of freedom intimately with the faces of our
loved ones in our mind, but often out of our reach, and the faces
of our fallen teammates etched eternally in our memory.
Despite the sacrifices, we are a community of
resilience, strength and valor.
As long as there is an enemy in front of us, a teammate beside us
and a family behind us, we will fight to the last breath.
We deliver airpower effects to the battlefield, rescue the
distressed and fight any enemy in the defense of freedom.
We bring American airpower to bear for our nation with
unprecedented precision and relentless persistence.
We accept risk others will not ...we tread where others dare not.
So that others will remain free...so that others may follow.
We are Special Tactics Airmen
"First There...That Others May Live."