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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.
0 6/25
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
Security forces Only the best protect the rest
The warm dark nights of Hurlburt Field are peaceful, besides the humming of aircraft, it’s quiet around here.With silence however, can come trouble, and the defenders of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron are here to protect the nearly 6,700 acres of land and approximately 8,000 military personnel 24/7.“Defenders from the 1 SOSFS
0 8/08
2017
A flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron scans the horizon during a training mission off the coast of Virginia, July 26, 2017. Flight engineers are responsible for watching the approach and relaying the approximate distance between his aircraft and the carrier to the pilots, ensuring a safe landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Ospreys land on USS Oak Hill
Aircrews with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct deck landing qualifications on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place.
0 8/01
2017
Senior Airman Jason Mohamed, a pavements and construction equipment journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, throws excess dirt into a dump truck at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES releveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) 'Dirt Boyz' keep digging
The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES re-leveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group building to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. These Airmen, identified as “Dirt Boyz,” are known for their work on roadways, pavements and the surrounding environment on Hurlburt. The process of re-grading
0 7/21
2017
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) SERE submerges aircrew for proficiency
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on
0 7/20
2017
An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron taxis down a runway for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7, 2017. The MC-130H is equipped to provide in-flight refueling for special operations forces aircraft and combat search and rescue helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) 15th SOS maintains MC-130H Combat Talon II combat readiness
An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron takes off for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7. Aircrew with the 15th SOS train to be able to operate the MC-130H in missions like providing infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces, and can perform equipment resupply missions to hostile
0 7/07
2017
Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6, 2017. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere multi-role aircraft. It is used for missions such as close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOAMXS keeps AC-130U Spooky gunships ready to fly any time, any place
Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere
0 7/06
2017
Junior ROTC cadets sprint toward a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits as part of a JROTC familiarization flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) JROTC cadets fly in Osprey & Combat Talon II
From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt Field for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits associated with military life. The cadets flew in a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II and an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey as part of a
0 6/29
2017
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