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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • U-10A Courier

    The Air Force received the Helio-GAC L-28A Super Courier in 1958. Its wing span was 39 feet; length, 31 feet; height, 8 feet, 10 inches and wing area, 231 square feet. Its large flaps covered three-fourths of the wing's trailing edge, giving the aircraft a short take-off and landing capability. The Super Courier, a high wing airplane with fixed
  • T-28 Trojan

    The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan, in 1948, won the competition for the next generation pilot training aircraft. It became the first all-new, post World War II trainer. However, plans to utilize it for both basic and advanced training had to be changed when it became apparent the speed and power of the T-28s challenged new cadets too soon.
  • Operation THURSDAY

    Operation THURSDAY began on March 5, 1944, when the first C-47 launched from India towing two overloaded gliders filled with Wingate's troops, equipment, and supplies. A total of 26 transports towing gliders comprised the first wave. The gliders, carrying from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of excess weight, strained the C-47 tow planes and ropes and caused
  • OA-37B Dragonfly

    The A-37 Dragonfly was developed in 1963 by modifying the Cessna-built T-37 trainer. It sported two General Electric J85-GE-17A turbojet engines, which developed 2,850 pounds of thrust. The wingspan of this plane was 35 feet, 10 inches. Its length was 29 feet, 3 inches and the plane's height was 8 feet, 10 inches. The aircraft weight 14,000 pounds
  • MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    Mission The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. The MQ-1's primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. When the MQ-1 is not actively pursuing its primary mission, it acts as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander-owned theater asset for
  • Manpower and Organization

    Manpower and Organization provides advice on manpower resource requirements, manages the wing's unit manpower document and validates UTC and deployment requirement document changes for exercises and contingency planning. The flight provides management services and evaluations, management advisory services, wartime manpower support, facilitation of
  • Hurlburt Field’s Namesake

    Donald Wilson Hurlburt was born on June 16, 1919 in Watts Flatts, N.Y. On August 5, 1941, Donald Hurlburt enlisted in the U.S. Army at Binghamton, N.Y. as a Private. His first assignment was Fort Dix, N.J., where he completed basic training. During October of that year, following his promotion to Private First Class (PFC), he was assigned as an
  • Hurlburt Field History

    Hurlburt Field, Fla., is home to the Air Force Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing and has a long and distinctive history. Hurlburt Field was originally designated as Auxiliary Field No. 9, one of the original small pilot and gunnery training fields built on the sprawling Eglin Air Force Base complex in the 1940s. The 1st