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  • 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
  • FLANG settles in at Hurlburt Field

    It’s been a year since Detachment 2, Florida Air National Guard stood up at Hurlburt Field to support the 8th Special Operations Squadron and 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.The purpose of Det. 2 is to provide additional operational and maintenance support to 8th SOS and 801st SOAMXS by recruiting separating active duty
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ospreys' conduct air-to-air refueling mission

    Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft conduct an air-to-air refueling mission with an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop
  • Medical Group exercises skills during TFX Olympus Archer

    Members of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group, in conjunction with aircrew assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing and members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, conducted medical evacuations and in-flight medical procedures during Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer here, Aug. 18.Olympus Archer focuses on maximizing training
  • Rain or shine: crew chiefs carry on

    Crew chiefs with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tow a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft into the Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2016. The Osprey combines vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop
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