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  • 556th Red Horse Squadron

    Mission The 556th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) Squadron, located at Hurlburt Field, Fla., is one of 15 RED HORSE Squadrons within Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the National Guard. The 556th RED HORSE Squadron provides the Air Force with a highly
  • Honor Guard

    The Hurlburt Field Ceremonial Guardsmen perform various ceremonies in a 20-county area of responsibility in Florida and Alabama. Honor Guard members stand tall; they are sharp, crisp, motionless by choice, volunteering to serve and represent every member, past and present, of the United States Air Force. Classes take place every three months and
  • MH-53 Pave Low

    The MH-53 Pave Low is a variant of the US Air Force's Sikorsky HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant and the US Navy's CH-53 Sea Stallion. The MH-53 is used for long-range combat search and rescue (CSAR) and was developed to replace the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant. The HH-53s were later upgraded as MH-53 Pave Low series. In May of 1980, the Air Force's newly
  • MC-130P Combat Shadow

    Mission The Combat Shadow flies clandestine or low visibility, single or multi-ship low-level missions intruding politically sensitive or hostile territory to provide air refueling for special operations helicopters. The MC-130P primarily flies missions at night to reduce probability of visual acquisition and intercept by airborne threats.
  • Airman's Creed

    The Airman's Creed I am an American Airman. I am a warrior. I have answered my nation's call. I am an American Airman. My mission is to fly, fight, and win. I am faithful to a proud heritage, A tradition of honor, And a legacy of valor. I am an American Airman, Guardian of freedom and justice, My nation's sword and shield, Its sentry and avenger. I
  • Commanders

    16th Pursuit Group Maj Robert L. Walsh 2 Sep 33 Lt Col Willis H. Hale Sep 38 Maj Arthur L. Bump ca. 1939 Capt Robert J. Browne 24 Feb 41 Lt Col Otto P. Weyland 20 May 41 Maj John A. H. Miller 1 Mar 42 Lt Col Philip B. Klein 10 Apr 42 Lt Col Hiette S. Williams, Jr. Sep 42 Maj James K. Johnson ca. 1943 Maj Edwin Bishop, Jr. 25 Sep 43 1st Air Commando
  • Equal Opportunity

    On Jan. 1, 2008, the Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) and civilian Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) offices merged together to become the Equal Opportunity (EO) Office. The Equal Opportunity (EO) office provides guidance in assisting commanders, staff agency chiefs, military and civilian personnel, family members and retirees on equal opportunity
  • 720th Operations Support Squadron

    MissionThe squadron supports all phases of the 720th Special Tactics Group mission. Personnel provide worldwide combat control, pararescue, special operations weather and support expertise to a group staff, one Combat Weather and eight Special Tactics (ST) squadrons. The unit is responsible for ST taskings, operations, training, weapons and
  • 10th Combat Weather Squadron

    MissionThe unit trains, equips and employs combat weather personnel to conduct weather operations worldwide as attached elements to US Army Special Operations Command units or other special operations forces. The functions include providing detailed environmental operational impact analyses, generating mission-tailored target and route forecasts,
  • 23rd Special Tactics Squadron

    MissionThe unit trains, equips and employs combat control, pararescue, and support personnel in response to Presidential/Secretary of Defense taskings. The primary task is to integrate, synchronize, and/or control the elements of air and space power in the objective area. The unit performs austere airfield control, terminal attack control,
  • Commando Chronology

    Mar 29, 1944The 1st Air Commando Group, operating in the Burma-India-China theater, stands up. Nov 21, 1964Twenty-two streets are renamed at Hurlburt Field in honor of air commandos who died in Vietnam. Nov 21, 1970The Son Tay prisoner of war raid. 1st Special Operations Wing pilots fly 25 hours under automatic weapons fire in support of the
  • 1st SOW History Office

    The 1st Special Operations Wing History Office maintains a library and repository of historical information for the 1 SOW and limited information about Hurlburt Field. The historians are responsible for compiling an annual classified wing history documenting deployments, maintenance operations, service support, changes of command, new inventories,
  • Vietnam

    As the Vietnam War expanded in scope and intensity, the Air Force increased its counterinsurgency capability and most of its special operations resources were dedicated to the war in Southeast Asia. Propeller aircraft such as the T-28, B-26, C-47, and A-1 appeared strangely out of place in a jet-age air force. However, as one air commando
  • USAF Special Operations School

    GENERAL INFORMATION The US Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) is a primary support unit of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the Air Force component of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The School is collocated with, and directly supports, USSOCOM's Joint Special Operations University. Activated in April 1967
  • UH-1P Huey

    The Bell Iroquois, or the Huey, as it's better known, has been the most popular light utility helicopter ever produced. Some variant has been operated by the military in about 60 nations. Bell produced two major versions of the UH-1 - the single engine Models 204 and 205 and the twin engine Models 212 and 412. Although both were UH-1s, there were
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