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  • Hurlburt Field

    Home of the Air Commandos since 1961, Hurlburt Field today accommodates the 1st Special Operations Wing (1 SOW), Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), an Air Force major command, and a number of associate units. Officially designated Eglin Auxiliary Field No. 9, it served as one of the small training fields built on the
  • Honors

    CAMPAIGN STREAMERWorld War IIIndia-BurmaCentral BurmaSouthwest AsiaDefense of Saudi Arabia, 1990-1991Liberation and Defense of Kuwait, 1991Southwest Asia Cease Fire, 1991ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERGrenada, 1983Panama, 1989 - 1990JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARDJUST CAUSEDESERT STORMDECORATIONSDistinguished Unit CitationBurma & India 25 March -
  • H-3 Jolly Green

    The CH-3E, one of the family of Sikorsky helicopters, served special operations at Hurlburt Field for more than seven years until replaced; by a large helicopter. Two 1,500-horse engines powered the CH-3E, which had a rotor diameter of 62 feet, a fuselage length of 57 feet 3 inches, and empty gross weights of 13,255 and 22,050 pounds respectively.
  • C-46 Commando

    The Curtis-Wright Corporation C-46 was developed form the original XC-55 design of 1936. The first flight took place March 26, 1940, and by the time of first delivery to the Army Air Force in 1942, it had been named the C-46 Commando. Ultimately, more than 3,000 C-46s were built and the aircraft remained in service into the 1960s and the Vietnam
  • C-123K Provider

    The Chase Aircraft G-20 cargo glider evolved through stages into the C-123 Provider. From the G-20, Chase developed into the XC-123 in 1949 with a 67-troop capacity and the SC-123A in 1951. The XC-123A with four J-47 turbojet engines first flew April 21, 1951, as the first all-jet Air Force cargo transport. Chase began deliver of C-123As in 1952.
  • AC-47 Spooky

    The C-47 Skytrain, Gooney Bird or Dakota, regardless of its nickname, was quite probably the most successful aircraft ever developed. Approximately 13,000 C-47 variants were produced including more than 2,000 built in foreign countries under license. At one time the DC-3 or C-47 was in service in more than 40 countries. Developed from the Douglas
  • AC-130A Spectre

    The AC-130 Spectre gunship in the Air Park is an AC-130A model named the "Ultimate End." The A-model gunship was the first AC-130 model. The aircraft is 97 feet 9 inches long and 38 feet 3 inches tall. It has a wingspan of 132 feet 7 inches and a wing area of 1,745 sq. feet. Initially, the C-130 had a maximum speed of 384 mph and an unrefueled
  • AC-119 Shadow

    Fairchild Corporation concentrated on building small aircraft until World War II when the Army wanted a specialized troop and cargo carrier. The company recommended a high-wing, twin-boom design with a large capacity nacelle suspended under the wing between the booms for the crew, passengers and cargo. It would have a hinged rear section for
  • A-1E Skyraider

    The A-1 Skyraider originated as a carrier-based torpedo and dive bomber. As the XBT2D-1, it first flew March 18, 1945, and deliveries as the AD-1 to the Navy began in November 1946. In 1962 the Skyraider became the A-1. The Skyraider was the first single-seat torpedo/dive bomber to serve with the Navy. Its success in both Korea and Vietnam
  • 20th Special Operations Squadron

    Mission The 20th Special Operations Squadron (20th SOS), located at Hurlburt Field Fla., is one of nine flying squadrons within the 1st Special Operations Wing. Known as the "Green Hornets," the 20th SOS flies the MH-53J/M Pave Low III/IV, the Air Force's most sophisticated helicopter. The primary mission of the 20th SOS is to conduct day or night
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Plans and Programs

    Wing Plans and Programs is the focal point for wing-level cross-functional operations and plans. It is the coordination point for the commitment of all wing assets. It conducts wing strategic planning and implements this plan through worldwide deployments, training, exchanges and exercises. It is the focal point for "Wing Focal Point Inbrief,"
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Inspector General

    The 1st Special Operations Wing Inspector General function is twofold. First, it oversees the base's complaints and Fraud, Waste, & Abuse programs. As its primary charge, the IG ensures a viable, responsive complaints program characterized by fairness, integrity and impartiality. Secondly, it assesses unit readiness through a combination of
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Information Ops Office

    The Information Operations Office provides wing-level oversight for the development and implementation of new technologies, systems and/or methods processes allowing the wing's components to exploit their operational information to the fullest extent possible, while maintaining an acceptable minimizing the risk of an adversary
  • 1st Special Operations Group, Detachment 1

    Also known as the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC), Detachment 1 is a selectively manned unit with a composite mission. Det 1 directly supports special operations commands by conducting special operations, foreign internal defense, and security assistance worldwide in response to National Command Authorities taskings. The detachment also operates
  • 19th Special Operations Squadron

    Mission The 19th Special Operations Squadron (19th SOS), located at Hurlburt Field, Fla., is the Air Force's most advanced Weapons Instruction and Mission Rehearsal unit. The 19th Special Operations Squadron is the AFSOC formal school for AC-130H, AC-130U, and MC-130E training and mission rehearsal. The squadron teaches more than 1,100 classes in