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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group enter a building during Task Force Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Miss., Oct. 24, 2016. The goal of Southern Strike is to provide advanced tactical training to 1st Special Operations Wing Airmen and other participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson) MSG Airmen take on close quarters training at Southern Strike
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group clear buildings during Task Force Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Miss., Oct 23, 2016. In addition to 1st SOMSG Airmen, 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft consisting of the AC-130U Spooky gunship, MC-130H Combat Talon II, CV-22 Osprey and U-28 are scheduled to support
0 10/27
2016
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron set up generators during the construction of a Joint Special Operations Air Detachment at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport, Miss., Oct. 22, 2016. The 1st Special Operations Wing is participating in Exercise Southern Strike to practice tactical skills and test the capabilities of its Airmen and assets in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson) Southern Strike kicks off in Mississippi
More than 200 Air Commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing arrived here, Oct. 22, for Task Force Exercise Southern Strike.Southern Strike is a large-scale, conventional and special operations exercise hosted by the Mississippi National Guard at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center and Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training
0 10/25
2016
Kevin Randolph, the cadre of the Air Force Special Operation Command Team Cohesion Challenge, guides the formation as they march to the next exercise at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016. Randolph travels to various locations leading team cohesion challenges to teach people to work as a team through difficult circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain) 
Team Cohesion Challenge participants prevail through many trials
Fifteen Air Commandos participated in the Air Force Special Operations Command Team Cohesion Challenge, here, Sept. 29, 2016.   The event, hosted by the fitness staff at the Aderholt Fitness Center, spanned six hours and seven miles and was a physical and mental challenge designed to bring individuals together as a team.   “We teach the same
0 9/30
2016
The 319th Special Operations Squadron and the 1st Special Operations Medical Group intramural soccer teams prepare to start the 2016 Intramural Soccer Championship game at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 13, 2016. The 1st SOMDG defeated the 319th SOS in a double elimination match with a final score of 2-0. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
1 SOMDG defeats 319th SOS for soccer championship
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group defeated the 319th Special Operations Squadron in a double elimination championship match with a final score of 2-0.
0 9/16
2016
Col. James Johnson, the commander of the 720th Special Tactics Group, is scheduled to participate in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon, Sept. 17, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a member of the Air Force Special Operations Command team. Johnson has run more than 10 marathons, including two Marine Corps, two Pensacola’s, two Air Force, two Full Iron Man races, one in San Antonio, Texas and a 50-mile race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) AFSOC Marathon Team- Col. Johnson
The following article is the fourth part of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
0 9/13
2016
A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches an MC-130H Combat Talon II air-refueling receptacle during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Ospreys' conduct air-to-air refueling mission
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft conduct an air-to-air refueling mission with an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop
0 9/09
2016
The combined efforts of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering, Comptroller and Contracting Squadron are often not recognized for their teamwork that takes place behind the scenes. They are responsible for keep the base equiped and able to provide combat ready forces anytime, anyplace. (U.S. Air Fore graphic by Senior Airman Andrea Posey) Behind the scenes with the three C’s
Just as Bruce Wayne receives no credit for his deeds as the Dark Knight, three 1st Special Operations Wing units often go unrecognized for their teamwork that takes place behind the scenes. They are responsible for keeping the base equipped and able to provide combat ready forces anytime, anyplace.The combined efforts of the 1st Special Operations
0 8/29
2016
Tech. Sgt. Vince Telmanik, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, sits on the ramp of an MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft during routine low-level flying training, part of Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2016. Olympus Archers focus is to maximize training opportunities for more than 230 Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing with an emphasis on medical operations in conjunction with flying operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Air Commandos fly low, drop cargo
Tech. Sgt. Vince Telmanik, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, sits on the ramp of an MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft during routine low-level flying training, part of Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2016. Olympus Archers focus is to maximize training opportunities for more
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2016
Capt. Matt Stein, 80th Flying Training Wing Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals student pilot, graduated from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 12, 2016. Stein is a former Special Operations Forces Medical Flight Element flight surgeon and served with the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida. After his nine-week Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals course at ENJJPT, Stein will report to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, for his F-16 follow-on course—also known as ‘B’ Course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Robert McIlrath)
Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings
For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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2016
Capt. Casey Fox, a flight physician assistant with the 1st Special Operations Medical Group, straps down a litter during Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2016.  Olympus Archer focuses on maximizing training opportunities for more than 230 Air Commandos, with the 1st Special Operations Wing, emphasizing on medical operations in conjunction with flying operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Medical Group exercises skills during TFX Olympus Archer
Members of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group, in conjunction with aircrew assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing and members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, conducted medical evacuations and in-flight medical procedures during Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer here, Aug. 18.Olympus Archer focuses on maximizing training
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2016
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