Special Operations
  • MSG Airmen take on close quarters training at Southern Strike

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group clear buildings during Task Force Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Miss., Oct 23, 2016. In addition to 1st SOMSG Airmen, 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft consisting of the AC-130U Spooky gunship, MC-130H Combat Talon II, CV-22 Osprey and U-28 are scheduled to support
  • Southern Strike kicks off in Mississippi

    More than 200 Air Commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing arrived here, Oct. 22, for Task Force Exercise Southern Strike.Southern Strike is a large-scale, conventional and special operations exercise hosted by the Mississippi National Guard at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center and Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training
  • Team Cohesion Challenge participants prevail through many trials

    Fifteen Air Commandos participated in the Air Force Special Operations Command Team Cohesion Challenge, here, Sept. 29, 2016.   The event, hosted by the fitness staff at the Aderholt Fitness Center, spanned six hours and seven miles and was a physical and mental challenge designed to bring individuals together as a team.   “We teach the same
  • 1 SOMDG defeats 319th SOS for soccer championship

    The 1st Special Operations Medical Group defeated the 319th Special Operations Squadron in a double elimination championship match with a final score of 2-0.
  • AFSOC Marathon Team- Col. Johnson

    The following article is the fourth part of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
  • Ospreys' conduct air-to-air refueling mission

    Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft conduct an air-to-air refueling mission with an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop
  • Behind the scenes with the three C’s

    Just as Bruce Wayne receives no credit for his deeds as the Dark Knight, three 1st Special Operations Wing units often go unrecognized for their teamwork that takes place behind the scenes. They are responsible for keeping the base equipped and able to provide combat ready forces anytime, anyplace.The combined efforts of the 1st Special Operations
  • Air Commandos fly low, drop cargo

    Tech. Sgt. Vince Telmanik, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, sits on the ramp of an MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft during routine low-level flying training, part of Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2016. Olympus Archers focus is to maximize training opportunities for more
  • Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings

    For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • Medical Group exercises skills during TFX Olympus Archer

    Members of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group, in conjunction with aircrew assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing and members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, conducted medical evacuations and in-flight medical procedures during Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer here, Aug. 18.Olympus Archer focuses on maximizing training