In the halls of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) headquarters building there is a memorial capturing the history of OPERATION RICE BOWL, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. During the interview, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, AFSOC commander, talked about the importance of this first ‘inflection’ point in special forces history and how the failure of this mission highlighted the need for AFSOC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Janiqua P. Robinson)
210722-F-LM051-0301.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Janiqua P. Robinson

Nov 10, 2021
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. - In the halls of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) headquarters building there is a memorial capturing the history of OPERATION RICE BOWL, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. During the interview, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, AFSOC commander, talked about the importance of this first ‘inflection’ point in special forces history and how the failure of this mission highlighted the need for AFSOC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Janiqua P. Robinson)


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