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  • 1st SOCES wins intramural basketball championship

    The 1st Special Operations Medical Group and 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron basketball teams competed for first place during the intramural basketball championship at the Aderholt Fitness Center here, April 6. For eight weeks, 12 teams competing through a single-elimination tournament to qualify for the championship game. The 1st
  • 15th SOS ensures Talon II’s global vigilance

    Aircrew with the 15th Special Operations Squadron perform pre-flight checks and load pallets onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II here, April 7. Pre-flight inspections are done to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission and ensure aircraft are ready to execute operations. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration,
  • Ospreys land at Duke Field's LHD for first time

    A CV-22 Osprey landed on the Landing Helicopter Deck at Duke Field, for the first time April 3. This was the first step in an effort to utilize the LHD as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. In previous years, members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit would travel
  • Air Commandos control corrosion

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron restored a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. Corrosion control Airmen restore the structural integrity of aircraft by repainting parts of the body every two years that have been weakened by exposure to the environment; prolonging the life of the asset. These Air
  • AC-130J undergoes arctic temperature cold soak

    The AC-130J gunship underwent its first cold soak at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. A cold soak is a test done to determine an aircraft's ability to function at O-degree temperatures and discover problems to codify best practices. The gunship will replace the AC-130U Spooky gunship after it completes the final stages of becoming
  • 1st SOFSS celebrates park reopening after renovations

    A reopening celebration was held at the Lil’ Commando Community Park, here, March 17, after renovations.Members of the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron reopened the park with a ribbon- cutting ceremony, a ticket raffle, a rock-climbing wall, Segway rides and a bounce house for family fun."We thought, ‘Let's bring the park up to today's
  • 1st SOSS HAVE ACE hosts Army Special Forces

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, participate in 1st Special Operations Support Squadron HAVE ACE training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. The 1st SOSS Operations Support Joint office coordinates two-week long training programs for Army, Navy and Marine special operations forces
  • EOD Air Commandos conduct night training

    Six explosive ordinance disposal Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron performed a three hour, explosive ordnance cache training at the Eglin Range, March 9. Simulated cache training is conducted quarterly to ensure Hurlburt’s EOD Airmen are ready to execute operations worldwide.The EOD specialists began their night
  • SERE conducts water survival training

    Aircrew members participated in water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. Water survival training is required for aircrew tri-annually to maintain proficiency on skill sets such as canopy disentanglement, parachute drop and drag, and life raft boarding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
  • MPF guarantees readiness

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron perform daily duties at the Military Personnel Flight on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. Personnelists with the 1st SOFSS are broken into five sections: assignments, force management, promotions, re-enlistment and extensions, and retirement and separations. They are
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