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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.
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.
4th Special Operations Squadron receives first AC-130J Ghostrider
The new 4th SOS gunship is equipped with the Precision Strike Package, which includes a mission management console, a robust communications suite, two electro-optical/infrared sensors, advanced fire control equipment, a precision-guided munitions delivery capability, as well as trainable 30 mm and 105 mm weapons onboard. Additional improvements include updated crew seats with added safety features and a relocation of equipment into more optimal locations.
Air Commandos gather for 75th anniversary of Operation Thursday
Hundreds of Air Commandos marked the 75th anniversary of Operation Thursday during a commemoration ceremony at the Hurlburt Field Air Park, March 5.Operation Thursday was an unorthodox operation in which the first Air Commandos worked alongside British “Chindits” to insert thousands of troops behind enemy lines during World War II. “Long before
K-9 handlers visit Hurlburt to sniff out explosive training with EOD
The 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section and 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight hosted the 2nd Annual Improvised Explosive Device Awareness Training event on Hurlburt Field, Florida, Feb. 20, 2019.
1st SOW welcomes new commander
Hundreds of Air Commandos welcomed a new commander to the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, June 22. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony which introduced Col. Mike Conley as the new wing commander, the title formerly held by Col. Tom Palenske.
23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron track a developing storm
Air Commandos with the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, observe weather data at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 17, 2018. The 23rd SOWS provides timely, accurate and tailored weather analysis for planning and executing phases of deployed, exercising and garrisoned Special Operations Forces worldwide.
Fuels distribution runs a clean operation
If a 3,000-pound car carries about 18 gallons of gas, imagine what a 76,000-pound C-130 would require. The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum oils lubricants flight ensures the fuel destined for Air Commandos is stored, inspected and transported safely to accomplish the 1st Special Operations Wing mission … any time, any
Only the best protect the rest
The warm dark nights of Hurlburt Field are peaceful, besides the humming of aircraft, it’s quiet around here.With silence however, can come trouble, and the defenders of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron are here to protect the nearly 6,700 acres of land and approximately 8,000 military personnel 24/7.“Defenders from the 1 SOSFS