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  • AFE ensures safety for Air Commandos

    The 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew flight equipment office inspects and maintains all flight equipment for the CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to ensure the successful completion of Air Force special operations missions any time, any place.
  • SERE specialists connect with Ospreys, conduct rescue hoist operations

    Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rescue hoist operations near Hurlburt Field, Florida. SERE specialists are experts on how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments around the globe, training 1st Special Operations Wing and Air Force Special Operations Command aircrew members and high-risk-of isolation personnel to prepare for any situation, any time, any place.
  • Air Commandos persevere during aircraft hangar emergency

    "Get everybody out!” Through complete chaos, those three words instantly popped into the head of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Barron, a production superintendent with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, when the fire suppression system activated in the hangar he was supervising, unleashing high expansion foam in every direction.
  • Ospreys land on USS Oak Hill

    Aircrews with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct deck landing qualifications on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place.
  • JROTC cadets fly in Osprey & Combat Talon II

    From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt Field for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits associated with military life. The cadets flew in a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II and an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey as part of a
  • 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony

    Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
  • 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
  • Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training

    Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
  • 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
  • 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
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