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  • 1st Special Operations Wing Safety

    Newcomer’s, welcome to Hurlburt Field, the 1st SOW and the Emerald Coast. You will soon discover why Hurlburt is considered one of the Air Force’s best assignments. Hurlburt is relevant in today’s global environment and a great place live, work and play. We want your assignment to be enjoyable but a


    Mission The MC-130H Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. Secondary missions include psychological operations and helicopter and vertical lift air refueling. Features The aircraft feature

  • Air Commandos

    We are America’s Air CommandosWe are Air Commandos, quiet professionals, Airmen personally committed to our craft. As the air component of U.S. Special Operations Command, we are capable and ready to conduct special operations anytime, anyplace. We are disciplined professionals dedicated to

  • Birth of the Air Commandos

    General Henry H. (Hap) Arnold coined the term "Air Commando" in early 1944. This term referred to a group of Air Corps personnel established in India to support British long-range penetration forces in Burma. Its lineage began with the highly secret Project 9, the organizing and recruiting stages in

  • B-25J Mitchell

    The North American B-25 was named after Billy Mitchell, the American General who advocated greater airpower in the armed forces. A production B-25 took its maiden flight Aug. 19, 1940. It was powered by two Wright R-2600-9 Cyclone engines which delivered a total of 3,400 horsepower. The aircraft's

  • A-26 Counter Invader

    The Douglas XA-26 prototype first flew July 10, 1942, and the company began delivering the production model A-26B in August 1943. Douglas Invaders began arriving in England in September 1944 for assignment to the 9th Air Force and entered combat two months later on Nov. 19. Invaders appeared in the

  • O-2A Skymaster

    The Air Force bought Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster to replace the aging O-1 Bird Dogs for use in Vietnam as forward air control aircraft. The O-2 evolved from the Cessna Model 336, which was destined to provide twin engine capability for single engine qualified pilots. A major difficulty in going to

  • OV-10 Bronco

    The OV-10A was a twin-turboprop short takeoff and landing aircraft conceived by the U.S. Marine Corps and developed under a U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps tri-service program. The first production OV-10A was ordered in 1966, and its initial flight took place in August 1967. The Bronco's

  • O-1E Bird Dog

    In 1950 Cessna won an Army design competition for a light, two-seat liaison and observation aircraft. They mated the wings and tail of one aircraft to a new fuselage with a large windowed "glasshouse" cabin and a 213 horsepower engine. The Army bought this L-19 Bird Dog which served in the Korean

  • 1st Special Operations Air Operations Squadron

    MissionThe 1st Special Operations Air Operations Squadron integrates 1 SOW assets into special operations forces training events, supports United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)-directed missions and executes tactical level command and control (C2) of all continental United States and


    MissionThe MC-130E Combat Talon I provide infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. Secondary missions include psychological operations and helicopter air refuelingFeaturesThe aircraft featured terrain-following and

  • 1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron

    The 1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron is a 1st SOW staff agency managing the financial business of Hurlburt Field. Its award-winning financial professionals strive for continuous, courteous, and accurate customer service while providing peacetime and wartime world-wide support to all

  • Chaplain's office

    Serving the spiritual needs of the Hurlburt Field community, the 1st SOW Chapel offers confidential counseling and worship opportunities. The chapel is located just inside the main gate, and there are many programs designed to accommodate the free exercise of religion and other personal beliefs. The

  • 1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron

    The 1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron (1st SOCMS) provides command-wide, organizational and intermediate-level repair capability for a variety of aircraft including the AC-130U Spooky, AC-130H Spectre, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130P Combat Shadow, and CV-22B Osprey. The

  • 9th Special Operations Squadron

    The 9th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is one of nine flying squadrons within the 1st Special Operations Wing. The squadron flies MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft. The mission of the 9th SOS is the clandestine penetration of enemy territory using low-level