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, outstanding unit awards, and lineage and honors. After each historical edition is approved, a copy is stored at the wing and additional copies are forwarded to the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

The History Office also has background information on the individuals who have streets named in their honor, the original emblem design for all wing units, and oral history interviews with two original Air Commandos, Lt. Col. Philip Cochran and Lt. Col. John Alison.

Aside from compiling information, historians provide Air Park tours to distinguished visitors, conduct heritage briefings, and often take inquiries from the wing, government agencies and the general public. The History Office also assists with the Hurlburt Field Air Park Council and is a non-voting member of the Hurlburt Field Memorialization Committee.

HFI 36-3108 Hurlburt Field Memorialization Program and Ceremonies
HFI 84-101 Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park
1 SOW Approved Unit Emblems
1 SOW Heritage Pamphlet (3MB)

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