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  • Fire Prevention Week Heats Up

    U.S. Air Force Col. Allison Black, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, signed the Fire Prevention Week Proclamation at Firehouse #1, Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 6, 2022. The Fire Prevention Proclamation is one of many directives throughout Fire Prevention Week which aims to broadcast the

  • From Puerto Rico to the world

    “Hijo aqui no hay nada para ti, ve y persigue una mejor vida.” I’ll never forget the day my mother said those words to me. It was a Wednesday evening, and I had just finished my shift at a local grocery store. In English, the phrase translates to, “Son, there’s nothing here for you. Go and pursue a

  • 823d RHS conducts training exercise

    The exercise tested the unit’s ability to recall, prepare and deploy Unit Training Codes requirements based on response times from the unit’s Design Operational Capability. Exercising these skills is essential during the 800th Red Horse Group’s ongoing effort to reorganize its UTCs to better support

  • Hurlburt Field evacuates aircraft, remains in HURCON 5

    Air Force aircraft here have evacuated the area in order to protect the assets from any potential impacts of Hurricane Ian. This evacuation provides the men and women of the 1 SOW the opportunity to support any crisis or contingency unimpeded by weather.

  • Hurlburt Field enters HURCON 5

    The 1st Special Operations Wing commander declared hurricane condition (HURCON) 5 at 4:00 p.m. for Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 25, 2022. HURCON 5 means the possible arrival of winds exceeding 50 knots within 96 hours. No evacuation orders have been issued at this time. Additional information will

  • Airpark Adventure: AC-119 gunship

    In February 1968, the United States Air Force approved a program to develop AC-119 gunships for special operations duty in Southeast Asia. Their specialized missions included air interdiction, clandestine air support, armed reconnaissance and air base defense.

  • Air Commandos participate in POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run

    Air Commandos participated in a POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 15-16, 2022. The run serves to honor and remember POW/MIA American service members from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars and other recent conflicts.

  • Helping Gold Star Families Thrive Through Adversity

    On Sunday, 25 September, the United States will recognize Mothers who lost a service member in the line of duty. The week proceeding is also recognized as Gold Star Families Week. This is a long-standing recognition that began in 1936 when a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday