• Exercise SENTRY REX: More robust than ever

    Joint-service exercise, SENTRY REX 20-3, was back for its third iteration August 23-28, and was more robust than ever.The exercise, hosted by the 552nd Air Control Wing, specialized on Combat Search and Rescue mission integration.Units and assets involved in the exercise included E-3 Sentry Airborne

  • 1 SOMXS maintains AFSOC’s legacy C-130 engines

    Aerospace propulsion craftsmen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, conduct an engine run in the 1st SOMXS engine test cell at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 1st SOMXS engine test cell is AFSOC’s only active-duty component for servicing legacy C-130 aircraft engines and

  • 1st SOAMXS welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Theresa Izell took command of the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2020. The mission of the 1st SOAMXS is to generate combat capability in the form of safe and reliable special mission aircraft such as the AC-130J Ghostrider

  • 1 SOHCOS Airman continues Cuban heritage, keeps Air Commandos ready

    Her father grew up in the communist-socialist country of Cuba and continually saw freedoms taken away from citizens who were often cast into economic hardship.In 1996, at just 21 years old, her father left Cuba. He immigrated to the United States on a marriage visa to begin a better life with his

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Hurlburt's Airmen HAV a voice

    Every July a new group of Airmen step up, apply and take leadership roles for 12 months as a member of the Hurlburt Airman’s Voice council to improve the whole Airman concept to ensure stronger Airman for the world’s strongest Air Force.This council acts as a direct line between Airmen and their

  • Former vice commander takes reins of the 1st SOW

    Col. Tom Palenske took command of the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, here, June 10. Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony in which Palenske, the former vice commander of the 1st SOW, assumed command