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Air Commando spouses take flight
Spouses of Air Commandos participate in a Spouses Flight tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 19, 2016.The event is designed to give spouses a better understanding of the importance of the 1st Special Operations Wing mission. Participants had the opportunity to fly in different 1st SOW aircraft including the AC130-J Ghostrider, CV-22 Osprey, AC-130U Spooky and U-28A in order to better their understanding of the 1st Special Operations Wing mission.
Air Commandos welcomed home during Operation Homecoming
More than 100 Air Commandos returned from a four-month deployment and were welcomed home by loved ones during an Operation Homecoming at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016. Operation Homecoming is a program designed to welcome Air Commandos returning from deployment by family, friends and coworkers.
KC-10 Extender refuels CV-22 Ospreys
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct an air-refueling mission with a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command
1st SOCES combats environmental contamination
1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron received zero discrepancies during a recent annual Environmental Regulatory Inspection that tested the base's above-ground storage tanks.
1 SOCES Air Commandos ensure fuel flow
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron replaced a fuel pump at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016. The 1st SOCES put in a new fuel pump due to leaks. The fuel tanks are used to hold fuel for lawn maintenance equipment that maintain Hurlburt’s Gator Lakes Golf Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph
Upcoming class offers stress reliever tips, tricks
Airmen and their families will have the opportunity to attend a class geared towards assisting them with reducing potential holiday stress. The Airman and Family Readiness Center here is scheduled to host its second annual Staying Positive during the Holidays class at noon, Nov. 16.The one hour class, which is scheduled to be held at the A&FRC, is
Osprey flight engineers ensure readiness
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. The CV-22 combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a
1st SOW completes training objectives for Southern Strike
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing completed the last day of their joint training missions to wrap up Task Force Exercise Southern Strike here Nov. 3.Southern Strike is an annual, large-scale, conventional and special operations exercise hosted by the Mississippi National Guard at the Gulfport Combat Readiness and Camp Shelby Joint
Air Commandos take on MOUT training
Dust settles as the convoy comes to a halt while the sound of gunfire resounds from the hillside. Immediately, a team of 39 Air Commandos jump into action, ready to apply the skills they learned in their training and preparations leading up to this moment.The team, Airmen assigned to 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, is engaged in the
Airman aims for Air Force Men’s basketball team
Airmen from around the world showed up to try out for the All-Air Force Men’s Basketball team. For one Air Commando, making the 12-man roster was a goal -- and he accomplished it.The All-Air Force Men’s team coach delivered the news to the players one by one in a private meeting in his office during the tryouts thatwere held Oct. 15-30 at Lackland