• 1st SOW Commander signs MOMC proclamation

    Col. Thomas Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, and his wife, Jeryn, sign the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamations during a ceremony at the Youth Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2017. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military
  • Hurlburt celebrates AC-130’s 50th anniversary

    Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron attend a brief history of the AC-130's evolution at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 31, 2017. The 4th SOS celebrated the 50th anniversary of the AC-130's Air Force career with a brief history lecture, a barbecue and a tour of the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
  • Ospreys land at Duke Field's LHD for first time

    A CV-22 Osprey landed on the Landing Helicopter Deck at Duke Field, for the first time April 3. This was the first step in an effort to utilize the LHD as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. In previous years, members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit would travel
  • AFE helps keep Florida beautiful

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron collected trash during a highway-cleanup event in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., March 31, 2017. The 1st SOSS has participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program since March 2014 and holds a clean-up day quarterly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)
  • CSAF focus group visits Hurlburt Field

    A focus group team for Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, conducted interviews, led group discussions and facilitated large-group working sessions during a visit here, March 27 - 30. The visit was one of a series of field visits to installations across the Air Force as part of the CSAF Focus Area #1 effort, Revitalizing Air Force
  • Workshop demonstrates vigilance to spouses

    Air Commando spouses participated in the Vigilance and Personal Safety Workshop here, March 31.The event, hosted by the Stroller Warriors Running Club, lasted two hours and was designed to teach individuals physical defensive techniques necessary to escape an assault. “Being the most deployed base in the Air Force, the spouses need to learn
  • Air Commandos control corrosion

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron restored a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. Corrosion control Airmen restore the structural integrity of aircraft by repainting parts of the body every two years that have been weakened by exposure to the environment; prolonging the life of the asset. These Air
  • Hurlburt hosts Women's History Month Luncheon

    The 1st Special Operations Wing held a luncheon in honor of Women's History Month at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 23, 2017. Women's History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout history in the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)
  • SAAPM recognized in April

    Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is observed in April each year.The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team will kick off SAAPM with an open house event from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. April[NALGUA1S1]  4, at the Welcome Center, here. This event is the first of many hosted throughout April designed to generate awareness and inform Air
  • AFSOC vice commander completes 'fini' flight

    The vice commander for Air Force Special Operations Command flew his 'fini' flight in a CV-22 Osprey here March 24, 2017.Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase will culminate 34 years of service in a retirement ceremony April 10. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. His final mission