321st Special Tactics Squadron (321st STS) provides a fast reaction, rapidly-deployable force capable of establishing and providing positive control of the air to ground interface during special operations or conventional missions. Unit combat controllers and pararescue men conduct the reconnaissance, surveillance, assessment and establishment of assault zone sites and provide air traffic control and long-range secure command and control communications. Additionally, the unit provides combat trauma medical care, personnel recovery, and terminal attack control of munitions delivered by fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The squadron also has special operations weathermen assigned to provide weather support for other special operations forces.
321st Special Tactics Squadron Emblem (1994)
Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The divided disc denotes day and night and suggests the “round-the-clock” capabilities of the squadron. The lightning bold represents the air-ground interface provided by the unit personnel and indicates their rapid response to duty. The dagger and parachute symbolize the primary means of combat infiltrations as performed by squadron personnel. The globe indicates the squadron’s ability to deploy anywhere, anytime, under any conditions
Blue Team - Combat Controllers (CCTs)
Silver Team - Made up mostly of Pararescuemen (PJs) with some Special Ops Weathermen (SOWT)
Brown Team - Support element. Supply, Vehicles, Weapons, Parachute Riggers, Admin, Finance, Radio, Medical