• Ospreys pave way for 2017 National Championship game

    Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing perform a flyover during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. The flyover occurred during the playing of the National Anthem.
  • AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

    The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9.
  • FLANG settles in at Hurlburt Field

    It’s been a year since Detachment 2, Florida Air National Guard stood up at Hurlburt Field to support the 8th Special Operations Squadron and 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.The purpose of Det. 2 is to provide additional operational and maintenance support to 8th SOS and 801st SOAMXS by recruiting separating active duty
  • 15th SOS hosts change of command

    Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS.
  • 505th CCW dedicates building to Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Short

    Members of the 505th Command and Control Wing recognized the career of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Short during a building dedication ceremony Dec. 12, here.Short, an Air Force Academy graduate who retired from the Air Force in 2000, dedicated more than 50 years of service to the Air Force.During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harris, the vice
  • AC-130J Ghostrider conducts operational testing

    The AC-130J traveled to Cannon AFB, N.M. to perform operational testing of the Laser Guided Small Diameter Bombs at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Dec. 13, 2016. The AC-130J has been in the operational testing phase for the last 15 months and is outfitted with multiple weapons systems to include a 30mm and 105mm cannon, GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs
  • AFE Air Commandos refresh pallet build-up skills

    Aircrew flight equipment Airmen attend refresher pallet build-up training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 12, 2016. Pallet build-up training is an annual training that enables AFE Air Commandos to properly document and load cargo onto aircraft, ensuring readiness to execute global special operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M.
  • AFIMSC Commander visits Hurlburt Field

    Maj. Gen. Bradley Spacy, commander of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, visited Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 14, 2016. Spacy observed capability demonstrations such as the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron conducting a Forward Air Refueling Point. FARP first came about after the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt.
  • One cheek swab may save a life

    As of Dec. 1, the laboratory section of the 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron is a walk-in registration site for bone marrow donors.Prior to becoming a certified bone marrow donor registry, the 1st Special Operations Medical Group hosted bone marrow drives throughout the year, said Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ingles, NCO in charge of laboratory
  • Defenders, firefighters conduct training

    Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness.