Optimize the human weapon system.
Enable resilient, medically ready Air Commandos to conduct special operations… Anytime, Anyplace. Priorities #1 Medically support global SOF mission #2 Deliver superior healthcare to our Air Commandos and families #3 Transform training to enhance operational superiority, battlefield medicine #4 Modernize in-garrison infrastructure and austere operational resources Lineage Established as 16th Medical Group on 15 Aug 1994. Activated on 1 Oct 1994. Redesignated 1st Special Operations Medical Group on 16 Nov 2006.
16 Special Operations (later, 1 Special Operations) Wing, 1 Oct 1994-15 Nov 2006; 1st Special Operations Wing, 16 Nov 2006-.
Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Airfield #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 1 Oct 1994-.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999
1 Jul 2003 - 30 Jun 2005
1 Jul 2005 - 30 Jun 2007
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997
1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001
1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003
The emblem of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group is that of the 1st Special Operations Wing with the group designation in the scroll. It is symbolic of the organization's history and mission. The blue background represents the sky and the United States Air Force. The 13 red and white stripes stand for the nation's original 13 colonies, the first American force to engage in war to defend freedom. The silver dagger is winged to indicate the 1st Special Operations Wing brings force through the air. A golden lamp of knowledge reflects the wing's civic action role and indicates that members of the 1st Special Operations Wing serve as teachers, as well as warriors, in helping our allies determine their own way of life and form of government.