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1st SOW welcomes first female commander
The world, today, is full of new challenges amid conforming to a “new normal” necessary to co-exist with COVID-19. Air Commandos have risen above and beyond these uncertainties and proven their adaptability and initiative to continue executing the mission – anytime, anyplace. Today, in a new take on a historic tradition, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the change of command ceremony that was broadcasted via Facebook Live due to social distancing protocol, marking Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn’s command of the 1st Special Operations Wing.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
1 SOHCOS Airman continues Cuban heritage, keeps Air Commandos ready
Her father grew up in the communist-socialist country of Cuba and continually saw freedoms taken away from citizens who were often cast into economic hardship.In 1996, at just 21 years old, her father left Cuba. He immigrated to the United States on a marriage visa to begin a better life with his wife and two children.One of those children was
Media Advisory: Fallen Spooky Airman remembered with Hurlburt Memorial
HURLBURT FIELD, Florida-- Hundreds of Air Commandos, family and friends gathered to commemorate a fallen teammate, husband, father, brother, son and friend during a memorial service, Jan. 31, 2020, on Hurlburt Field. The service honored the life of U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Rick A. DeMorgan Jr., the superintendent of the 4th Special
Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service
The Air Force announced Oct. 30 it will implement the new Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program for active duty Airmen, which will affect reenlistment contracts executed on or after Nov. 18.
Fire Prevention Week: Hurlburt Field Fire Muster 2019
Firefighters with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a fire muster to raise fire safety awareness, demonstrate proper technique and boost morale at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct 10, 2019. The fire muster was the last event of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-11.
Final AC-130U Spooky returns from combat deployment
The final AC-130U Spooky gunship returned here from the airframe’s last scheduled combat deployment July 8, 2019. While still on alert to respond to contingencies as needed for the next few months, the Spooky is being replaced downrange by the AC-130J Ghostrider, the most lethal and innovative gunship in the world.
Air Commando travels the world, trains special missions aviators
Growing up in Alberta, Canada, one Air Commando never dreamed she would one day be traveling the world and seeing different cultures as part of her job. Dissatisfaction with her career at the time pushed her to seek something more in the U.S. Air Force.
Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes
As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.
Hurlburt honors Jockey-14 crew with 25th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony
Air Commandos along with friends and families of the fallen Jockey-14 crew attended a 25th anniversary memorial ceremony to honor the team at the Hurlburt Field Air Park, March 14. Jockey-14 was the tactical call sign of the AC-130H Spectre gunship crew, assigned to the 16th Special Operations Squadron, that crash landed in the Indian Ocean,