The 1st Special Operations Services Squadron offers a wide variety of programs and activities to enhance the quality of life for the Hurlburt Field community. The squadron offers recreation activities for all ages, eating establishments, and sponsors a wide variety of free community events including fun runs, Superday, Water Olympics, the Sound of Independence, Travel Show, Car Show and Family Fest.
Constituted 16th Mess Squadron, AAFTTC, on 22 Jan 1943. Activated on 28 Feb 1943. Disbanded on 20 Aug 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 16th Services Squadron, on 31 Jul 1985. Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 1st Special Operations Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Squadron, which was constituted on 23 Feb 1993. Activated on 24 Mar 1993. Redesignated: 16th Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 16th Services Squadron on 1 Jan 1994; 1st Special Operations Services Squadron on 16 November 2006; Inactivated on 20 June 2008
AAF Technical Training Command, 28 Feb-20 Aug 1943. 1st Special Operations Support (later, 16th Support, later 16th Mission Support) Group, 24 Mar 1993-15 November 2006. 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, 16 November 2006.
Atlantic City, NJ, 28 Feb-20 Aug 1943. Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Airfield #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 24 Mar 1993-.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
1 Jun 97 - 31 May 99
1 Jul 03 - 30 Jun 05
1 Jul 05 - 30 Jun 07
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards
[24 Mar 93] - 15 Apr 94
1 Jun 95 - 31 May 97
1 Jul 99 - 30 Jun 01
1 Jul 01 - 30 Jun 03
The disc is divided into dark and light blue to suggest the unit's day/night service operations. The globe signifies the worldwide duty commitment of the unit and it's worldwide mobility and quick response commitment of the unit's PRIME RIBS teams. The grid lines and olive branches represent the unit's constant striving for peace and serenity of the world--the mission will be accomplished, be it during peacetime or wartime. The dagger reflects the commitment by six major flights of the unit to uphold the proud heritage of the air commandos.