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Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 15th SOS hosts change of command
Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS.
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Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Defenders, firefighters conduct training
Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness.
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An aircraft transporting Air Commandos taxis on the runway at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were greeted as they returned from deployment by family and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos return before holidays
Team Hurlburt greets Air Commandos as they return from deployment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were met by friends and family after serving for multiple months overseas.
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On any given day, a person at Hurlburt Field may hear the loud, booming words, “this is the command post,” via the giant voice base notification system.How many know what to do when you hear the words that follow?   The 1st Special Operations Wing command post ensures communications on base run efficiently and alerts Team Hurlburt personnel if
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A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 30, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training
Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Hart, a radio frequency transmission system supervisor with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, place a Ku Spread Spectrum antenna on a stand before conducting an operations check at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016. The KuSS Antenna is an airborne broadband satellite communication system that transmits data, such as full motion video that is crucial to real time decision making, from pilots to command and control sites where deployed units are operating. The stand that holds the antenna was built by the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight to reduce set-up time, safety issues and risks by keeping the antenna stable while Airmen conduct operation checks and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrea Posey) 1st SOMXS innovation improves training platform
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight built a stand to assist the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron conduct operational checks and training with the Ku Spread Spectrum antenna.
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Knutson, a crew chief with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, lays in a hospital bed before going into surgery at a hospital in Washington, D.C. Knutson donated bone marrow to a 14-year-old girl with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body. (Courtesy photo) Air Commando donates bone marrow, saves life
During a blood donation drive, technicians asked him if he wanted to sign up for the bone marrow registry. He agreed, and with a swipe to the inside of his cheek his DNA was entered into the system.Just a few years later this hasty decision turned into a lifesaving procedure for a stranger living in the United Kingdom, England.Close to six months
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Air Commando spouses stand in front of a U-28A during a Spouses Flight tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016. Spouse’s toured static displays of different 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft to get a firsthand look at the capabilities of the 1st SOW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Air Commando spouses take flight
Spouses of Air Commandos participate in a Spouses Flight tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016.The event is designed to give spouses a better understanding of the importance of the 1st Special Operations Wing mission. Participants had the opportunity to fly in different 1st SOW aircraft including the AC130-J Ghostrider, CV-22 Osprey, AC-130U Spooky and U-28A in order to better their understanding of the 1st Special Operations Wing mission.
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Senior Airman Ryan Randolph, a hydraulic specialist with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, holds his child during Operation Homecoming at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016. Randolph, along with 107 other Air Commandos, returned from a four-month deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain) Air Commandos welcomed home during Operation Homecoming
More than 100 Air Commandos returned from a four-month deployment and were welcomed home by loved ones during an Operation Homecoming at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016. Operation Homecoming is a program designed to welcome Air Commandos returning from deployment by family, friends and coworkers.
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Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct pre-flight inspections of a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. Pre-flight inspections are done to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) KC-10 Extender refuels CV-22 Ospreys
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct an air-refueling mission with a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command
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