• Raptors roar for FARPs readiness

    Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, nighttime refueling operations in deployed
  • Seminar to teach Air Commandos to “Know your rights”

    The 1st Special Operations Wing Judge Advocate is set to have Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Seminars Feb. 27 at the King Auditorium at 9 a.m. and at the 4th Special Operations Squadron at 2 p.m.The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a statue designed to protect servicemembers against civil actions. It restricts or limits actions against these
  • Ratchet 33 aircrew remembered during memorial ceremony

    More than 900 Air Commandos, fellow special operations service members, civilians and families gathered to remember four fallen Airmen during a ceremony at the air park, here, Feb. 16.Capt. Ryan P. Hall from the 319th Special Operations Squadron, Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock and 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens from the 34th Special Operations Squadron and
  • Direct link to Wing leadership helps‘max perform’ Airmen’s time

    The Hurlburt Time Saver button, a clickable shortcut, was added to desktops base wide Feb. 9.The button, a clock being thrown in the trash with an interdictory circle, is a tool Air Commandos can use to submit ideas and requests to the 1st Special Operations Wing leadership to help maximize the performance of the Airmen and the base.“It’s tough to
  • 1 SOFSS MPF wins Site Excellence Award

    The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron military personnel flight customer support section won the Air Force Site Excellence Award out of 126 AF locations and placed second at the Department of Defense level against 1,630 DOD locations, Feb. 10, 2017, here.Air Force Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and Real-Time Automated
  • The Dedicated Crew Chief

    To maintain air superiority, aircraft must be ready to take off in a moment’s notice. It takes a dedicated team of knowledgeable crew chiefs to maintain these aircraft and ensure they are ready for rapid global mobility anytime, anyplace.Among these crew chiefs, there are a select few who hold the title of dedicated crew chief.“Dedicated crew chief
  • Dreams never fade

    On the morning of her son’s third birthday, a mother woke up and began her daily routine. Like other days, she started her day with a run on her treadmill. As she finished her run, she took a moment to regain her breath and watch the morning news.The news that morning showed something she had never seen before.Two aircraft were hijacked and flown
  • Air Commandos volunteer at Bob Hope Village

    Air Commandos volunteer at Bob Hope Village in Shalimar, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017. Airmen from the 4th Special Operations Squadron and the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron assisted residents with minor maintenance task and yard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)
  • Families, friends welcome home Air Commandos

    Air Commandos are welcomed home during an Operation Homecoming at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017. Operation Homecoming is a program designed to allow families to welcome home Air Commandos as they return from deployments.
  • Contracting hosts second annual joint squadron exercise

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron and 1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron teamed up with the Air Force Test Center Eglin Operational Contracting Division to conduct a contingency exercise at the permanent exercise facility here, Jan. 31-Feb. 2.The three-day exercise simulated scenarios within a deployed