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1st Special Operations Wing

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The 1st Special Operations Wing (1st SOW) at Hurlburt Field, Fla. is one of five Air Force active duty special operations wings and falls under the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

Mission
The 1st SOW is a pivotal component of AFSOC's ability to provide airpower to conduct special operations missions worldwide. The primary mission of the 1st SOW is to rapidly plan and execute specialized and contingency operations in support of national priorities. The wing's core missions include close air support, precision aerospace firepower, specialized aerospace mobility, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, and agile combat support.

Organization
Hurlburt Field employs more than 8600 military and approximately 4,300 civilian personnel. The wing is divided into four groups and its staff agencies:

1st Special Operations Group:
- 1st Special Operations Support Squadron
- 4th Special Operations Squadron, AC-130U Spooky Gunship
- 8th Special Operations Squadron, CV-22 Osprey
- 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron
- 15th Special Operations Squadron, MC-130H Combat Talon II
- 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron
- 34th Special Operations Squadron, U-28A
- 65th Special Operations Squadron, MQ-9 Reaper
- 73rd Special Operations Squadron, AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship
- 319th Special Operations Squadron, U-28A

1st Special Operations Maintenance Group: 

- 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron
- 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

1st Special Operations Mission Support Group:
- 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron

1st Special Operations Medical Group:
- 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron

1st Special Operations Wing Staff Agencies:
- 1st Special Operations Air Operations Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron
- Various other wing agencies: Public Affairs, Staff Judge Advocate, Equal Opportunity, Inspector General, etc.

The 1st SOW and Hurlburt Field also plays host to 40 partner units from six major commands including the 505th Command and Control Wing, 25th Intelligience Squadron, and 823rd RED HORSE.

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