Special Operations
  • Air Commandos kick off TFX Olympus Archer

    More than 230 Air Commandos and seven aircraft with the 1st Special Operations Wing arrived here, for Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer, Aug. 15.Full Mission Profiles began Aug. 18, with aircrews teaming up with members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron and 1st Special Operations Medical Group to conduct medical evacuations and in-flight
  • BPACS strengthens U.S. and Latin American relations

    The United States Special Operations schoolhouse, here, graduated 34 attendees July 22, from the Building Partnership Aviation Capacity Seminar.The BPACS is a two week course, held four times a year, which brings aviation-minded partner national military personnel together with U.S. civilians and military members. The intent of the seminar is to
  • 1st SOMXS Airman employs CPR to save a life

    It was a beautiful day July 3 in Dauphin Island, Alabama, the sun was bright, and the temperature was just right for a relaxing at the beach. However, the peace was suddenly broken when a woman’s screams filled the air.Tech. Sgt. Jason Mayfield, NCO in charge of aircraft structural maintenance with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron,
  • Hurlburt hosts 2nd Annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival

    Health and Wellness Center representatives’ discuss healthy lifestyle choices with shoppers at the 2nd Annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 8, 2016. The festival was an opportunity for Airmen and their families to be educated on the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff
  • Hurlburt pharmacy provides year round drug-take back system

    Hurlburt Field pharmacy set up a MedSafe box in the waiting area June 16, 2015.The implementation of the MedSafe program has enabled the pharmacy to take back more medications with less hassle.“Any kind of medication can be dropped off,” said Tech. Sgt. Christina Easter, NCO in charge of pharmacy services with the 1st Special Operations Medical
  • Techs behind the teeth

    Lose a tooth? Need a crown, bridge or mouth guard? There are four Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron specifically trained to make dental prostheses and appliances for patients who need them.Dental laboratory technicians provide support to dentists by crafting prostheses and appliances that go in the mouth to help improve
  • 1 SOG continues inspection through fog

    An AC-130J Ghostrider awaits a pre-flight inspection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 2, 2016. The Ghostrider’s primary mission is close air support and air interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway)
  • AFSOC chief of staff retires after serving 26+ years

    Col. Ted Corallo, Air Force Special Operations Command chief of staff, held his retirement ceremony at the Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1989 and went on to undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. In his career, Corallo piloted 10 different aircraft
  • Special Tactics Airmen complete 2 1/2 year training

    Special Tactics Airmen conduct their final full-mission-profile training at the Eglin Range Complex, Fla., Nov. 11, 2015. After the final mission is completed, they will graduate and leave the Special Tactics Training Squadron after 2 1/2 years of training, as fully-qualified special operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher
  • U.S. Air Force SOST trains with special operations partner during exercise

    U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Teams practiced integration operations with a special operations partner force during a Special Tactics exercise, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 16, 2015. SOST members are military medical professionals selected to provide battlefield trauma and other surgical support in a special operations mission set. SOST