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24th SOW renames training facility after fallen STO

A Special Tactics Training Squadron facility is renamed after U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland.

A Special Tactics Training Squadron facility is renamed after U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a special tactics officer who died in combat near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021. Roland was awarded the Silver Star Medal June 1, 2016, for his courageous actions on that fateful day in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

Special Tactics Airmen along with friends and family do memorial push-ups after a dedication ceremony.

Special Tactics Airmen along with friends and family do memorial push-ups after a dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021 in honor of U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a fallen special tactics officer. Roland was killed in action protecting his teammates during an ambush at an Afghan-led security checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

Members of the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard present the colors during a dedication ceremony.

Members of the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard present the colors during a dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021. The Special Tactics Training Squadron training facility was named after U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a special tactics officer who was killed in combat near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

Special Tactics Airmen along with friends and family do memorial push-ups after a dedication ceremony.

Special Tactics Airmen along with friends and family do memorial push-ups after a dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021 in honor of U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a fallen special tactics officer. Roland was killed in action protecting his teammates during an ambush at an Afghan-led security checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amanda A. Flower-Raschella)

An empty chair represents fallen soldiers during a building dedication ceremony for U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland.

An empty chair represents fallen soldiers during a building dedication ceremony for U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a special tactics officer who was killed in combat near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021. Roland was killed in action protecting his teammates during an ambush at an Afghan-led security checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amanda A. Flower-Raschella)

U.S. Air Force, retired, Col. Mark Roland, father of U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, delivers a speech during a dedication ceremony.

U.S. Air Force, retired, Col. Mark Roland, father of U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, delivers a speech during a dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021. The Special Tactics Training Squadron facility was renamed in honor of Capt. Matthew Roland, a 23rd STS special tactics officer who died protecting his teammates during an ambush at an Afghan-led security checkpoint near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Allen, the commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, delivers a speech during a dedication ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Allen, the commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, delivers a speech during a dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021. The building was named after U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a 23rd Special Tactics Squadron officer who died in combat near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

A Special Tactics Training Squadron facility is renamed after U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Roland, a special tactics officer who died in combat near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 6, 2021. Roland was awarded the Silver Star Medal June 1, 2016, for his courageous actions on that fateful day in 2015.