The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron is comprised of five flights providing total support to the 1st Special Operations Wing and associate units by meeting a full spectrum of logistic needs through the efficient supply of material and fuels, the expert management and maintenance of the vehicle fleet, the performance of traffic management service and the planning and management of the entire mobilization process to ensure an accurate and rapid response in the wing's commitment to support global military operations.
Responsibilities include: Deployment planning, training, and execution; operating, and maintaining a fleet of vehicles and equipment; supply services; fuels support; cargo receiving, packaging/crating and shipping services; personal property and base wide passenger services; and air cargo and passenger terminal operations.
The Deployment and Distribution Flight is responsible for the centralized command and control, planning and execution of all wing deployment operations and the distribution of cargo, passengers and person property. The Deployment and Distribution flight is divided into four functionally diverse sections: Plans and Integration Section; Personal Property Section, Small Air Terminal and Passenger Movement Section; Distribution Section with Vehicle operations and Cargo Movement Elements:
- Personal Property Section administers the DoD personal property movement program within Hurlburt Field’s area of responsibility, encompassing five counties in Florida. Services between 6,000 – 10,000 DoD military and civilian customers annually within the designated 5,342 square mile radius.
- Cargo Movement Section is responsible for the expedient packing, shipping, and receiving for approximately 55,000 shipments annually for Hurlburt Field. It is the point of entry for all agile logistics, weapon components and/or general cargo shipments entering the Defense Transportation System. The primary function involves packaging items segregated by type i.e. general, hazardous and sensitive (classified, explosives, weapons) cargo for movement. In addition, this section is responsible for providing a variety of services to include procuring commercial trucks and securing for movement during Hurricane Evacuations and Wing Deployment Exercises.
- Vehicle Operations Section provides transportation services on demand for Hurlburt Field to include Distinguished Visitor support, Aircrew Support, vehicle recovery, flight-line operations, documented cargo pick-up and delivery, and issues GMC licenses for all base personnel.
- Air Delivery and Small Terminal Operations Section is responsible for training on mobility processes that are unit responsibilities during deployments, loading and unloading passenger and cargo aircraft in support of the 1 SOW and tenant units’ mobility requirements. They operate special purpose vehicles and inspect/process vehicles and equipment for airlift. This section supports the 1 SOW unilateral airdrop training in performing parachute packing. Load rigging, drop zone recovery operations and airdrop malfunction investigations.
- Logistics Plans and Readiness Section serves as the installation’s deployment execution and planning nerve center during deployments, exercises and contingency sorties. It is also the installation’s manager for the War Readiness Materiel program as well as the Support Agreement program.
The Vehicle Management Flight manages and services a vehicle fleet of approximately 678 base-wide vehicles through 6 diverse work centers. The Fleet Management and Analysis section trains all Vehicle Control Officers on the installation. This flight shoulders the responsibility of keeping the wing's vehicle fleet in service and above mission critical levels at all times.
The Materiel Management Flight stocks, stores, issues, accounts for and receives hundreds of thousands of line items of supplies and equipment. They also manage the Mobility Readiness Spares Packages for the 1 SOW aircraft. Additionally, they manage vital assets to equip the warfighter with Individual Protective Equipment and weapons. Their services include a Customer Support Center, Equipment Accountability, a Flight Service Center, Individual Protective Equipment and weapons, Central Storage of millions of dollars’ worth of items, as well as the CV-22 and C-130 Parts Stores.
The Fuels Management Flight provides 24/7 servicing of aviation fuel, ground fuel, and cryogenic products to support all assigned and transient aircraft. They sustain a unique forward area refueling point (FARP) capability that trains and supports team members Air Force-wide on combat critical ground refueling techniques and tactics in remote and hostile enemy areas.
Finally, Operations and Compliance (OC) Flight is aligned under and responsible to the Logistics Manager. This flight is the commander’s single point of contact for the “health of the squadron” issues. OC provides oversight of squadron compliance, training, resources, accountability, and analysis.
Constituted 16th Depot Supply Squadron on 5 Jan 1942. Activated on 28 Jan 1942. Inactivated on 23 Oct 1945. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and redesignated 16th Supply Squadron, on 31 Jul 1985. Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with 1st Special Operations Supply Squadron which was constituted on 23 Feb 1993. Activated on 24 Mar 1993. Redesignated: 16th Supply Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 16th Logistics Readiness Squadron on 1 Jan 2003; 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron on 16 Nov 2006.
16th Air Depot Group, 5 Jan 1942-23 Oct 1945. 1st Special Operations Logistics (later, 16th Logistics) Group, 24 Mar 1993; 16th Mission Support Group, 1 Oct 2002; 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, 16 Nov 2006-.
Duncan Field, TX, 28 Jan 1942; Stinson Field, TX, 15 Oct 1942; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 10 May-9 Jun 1943; LaSenia, Algeria, 21 Jun 1943; Maison Blanche, Algeria, 8 Jul 1943; Ajaccio, Corsica, c. 25 Feb 1944; Furiani, Corsica, c. 25 Mar 1945; Cattolica, Italy, 17 Apr 1945; Naples, Italy, 16 May-23 Oct 1945. Hurlburt Field, FL, 24 Mar 1993-.
World War II American Theater
World War II: Rome-Arno
Meritorious Unit Award:
1 Jul 2007 - 19 Jun 2009
1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sept 2011
1 Oct 2011 - 30 Sept 2013
1 Oct 2013 - 30 Sept 2015
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/Valor:
1 Jun 1997 - 31 May 1999
1 Jul 2003 - 30 Jun 2005
1 Jul 2005 - 30 Jun 2007
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:
[24 Mar 1993] - 15 Apr 1994
1 Jun 1995 - 31 May 1997
1 Jul 1999 - 30 Jun 2001
1 Jul 2001 - 30 Jun 2003
Blue represents the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow signifies the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The gear cog represents the unit's logistics functions. The winged dagger signifies the unit's support to Air Force Special Operations mission. The globe denotes the support the unit provides to the command's worldwide mission.