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Air Commandos gather for the 1st Special Operations Wing change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 22, 2018. U.S. Air Force Col. Tom Palenske, outgoing commander of the 1st SOW, relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Conley, former vice commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, after leading the wing for approximately three years as both the vice and wing commander. 1st SOW welcomes new commander
Hundreds of Air Commandos welcomed a new commander to the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, June 22. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony which introduced Col. Mike Conley as the new wing commander, the title formerly held by Col. Tom Palenske.
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Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt Field 2017 Annual Drinking Water Report
The 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron and Bioenvironmental Engineering personnel are committed to providing safe drinking water to the Hurlburt Field community.The 2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. The report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water and is intended
0 6/15
2018
Weather 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron track a developing storm
Air Commandos with the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, observe weather data at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 17, 2018. The 23rd SOWS provides timely, accurate and tailored weather analysis for planning and executing phases of deployed, exercising and garrisoned Special Operations Forces worldwide.
0 5/18
2018
Fuels Fuels distribution runs a clean operation
If a 3,000-pound car carries about 18 gallons of gas, imagine what a 76,000-pound C-130 would require. The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum oils lubricants flight ensures the fuel destined for Air Commandos is stored, inspected and transported safely to accomplish the 1st Special Operations Wing mission … any time, any
0 5/17
2018
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presented 21 DFCs to four Spooky gunship crews with the 4th SOS for their heroic actions in Afghanistan. 24 Airmen awarded DFCs at Hurlburt Field
There were 808 lives that hung in the balance as terrorists launched coordinated attacks against friendly forces. Joint special operations teams were exposed and under duress as AC-130U Spooky Gunship crews circled above, pushing the limits of gun barrels to the melting point and providing precision airstrike capabilities to the troops below. Four
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2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Arik Carlson, 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation flight critical care air transport team (CCATT) nurse, explains the role of CCATT to Partnership Flight Symposium participants at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 17, 2018. The CCATT’s mission is to operate an intensive care unit in an aircraft during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Coleman) Care in the air: Teams deliver patient care in challenging environments
The back of an aircraft is a challenging place to deliver medical care. For Air Force medical crews, treating patients in the air is just part of the job.
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2018
The TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging portal allows patients to communicate safely, securely and conveniently with their Air Force providers. Secure Messaging can be especially valuable for patients and providers at specialty clinics, to lower the barriers to communications and reduce the stress of getting care. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple
In today’s connected world, we expect most communication to be convenient and instantaneous. Why should communicating with your health provider be any different? That is why the Air Force Medical Service offers a secure messaging platform for patients and families to communicate safely and quickly with their providers.
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Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson (first row, second from right), a U.S. Air Force physician, poses for a photo with Afghan women healthcare providers and Staff Sgt. Sarah Saelens when she worked on the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team. The PRT worked closely with local healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of Afghan women. (Courtesy photo) Female physician builds partnerships through Global Health Engagements
A career in the Air Force is often a truly global experience. For Lt. Col. Elizabeth Erickson, her experiences in military health outreach around the world allows her to build strong partnerships.
0 3/27
2018
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE changes improve services to Air Commandos
New laws required by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, combined with the recent TRICARE move from three regions to two, will result in a plethora of changes to the military health system beginning Jan. 1, 2018.Several aspects of the existing TRICARE system will remain in place through the changes, such as several different plans being
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2018
Default Air Force Logo 1 SOSS AFE provide lifesaving equipment to Osprey aircrew
Members of the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment team provide lifesaving equipment to aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 3, 2017. AFE Air Commandos enhance aircrew performance and preserve human life by providing, inspecting and maintaining lifesaving equipment used on aircraft. These Air Commandos serve more 120
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