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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.
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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
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2017
Air Commandos attend the Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 23, 2017. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted hostage-rescue mission in 1980 that resulted in five, 8th Special Operations Squadron Airmen and three Marines sacrificing their lives when two of the involved aircraft collided at the Desert One staging site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony
Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
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2017
A special missions aviator with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, scans the horizon from a CV-22 Osprey over Northwest Florida, April 3, 2017. The aircrew visited Duke Field to utilize a Landing Helicopter Deck as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. The LHD will serve as part of the aircraft carrier qualification, decreasing the amount of time 8th SOS and 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel spend off station to fulfill the requirement.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Ospreys land at Duke Field's LHD for first time
A CV-22 Osprey landed on the Landing Helicopter Deck at Duke Field, for the first time April 3. This was the first step in an effort to utilize the LHD as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. In previous years, members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit would travel
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2017
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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2016
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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2016
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. Aircrew with the 8th SOS conduct routine training flights to ensure their readiness to execute global special operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Osprey flight engineers ensure readiness
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. The CV-22 combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a
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2016
Staff Sgt. Dustin Trevino, a flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, looks at Lambeau Field from a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft over Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 14, 2016. The 8th SOS visited the Milwaukee-Green Bay area for a flyover above Lambeau Field Oct. 16 during the Green Bay versus Dallas NFL game. The Osprey offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) CV-22 Osprey aircraft flyover Lambeau Field
On Sunday, game day for the majority of the NFL, the crowd of green and yellow, and blue and white in Lambeau Field, here, drew silent as John Vincent, the national anthem singer, began to sing.Four CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing's 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., powered the audience of
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2016
Air Commandos with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensure CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft are ready to execute global operations anytime, anyplace. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing characteristics of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 801st Air Commandos ensure CV-22 Osprey's global operational readiness
Air Commandos with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensure CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft are ready to execute global operations anytime, anyplace. 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 Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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2016
Staff Sgt. Michael Rossi, a flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, practices rescue missions on a CV-22 Osprey during a training flight at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 27, 2016. The Osprey is a multi-mission tilt-rotor aircraft with vertical take-off and landing capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) Flight engineers stay proficient
Staff Sgt. Michael Rossi, a flight engineer with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, practices rescue missions on a CV-22 Osprey during a training flight at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 27, 2016. The Osprey is a multi-mission tilt-rotor aircraft with vertical take-off and landing capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M.
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2016
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