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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
CV-22s make history
CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron, with Hurlburt Field, and 20th SOS, with Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., fly in formation over Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017. This training mission was the first time in Air Force history that 10 CV-22s flew in formation simultaneously
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
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
ANG director visits CV-22 squadron
Brian Sawyer, an on-site quick response team technician with the Air Force Special Operations Command, briefs Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, middle, director of the Air National Guard, during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7, 2016. Rice came to Hurlburt Field to get an overview on the ANG involvement in Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S.