• Hurlburt Field CATM

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Thompson, a combat arms instructor with the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, describes his passion for his job at Hurlburt Field, Florida, March 29, 2021. 1st SOSFS CATM instructors train and qualify Air Commandos on required weapons needed for

  • 1st SOMUNS Airman supports 1st SOW combat capability

    Pieces of a missile launcher, all different shapes and sizes, are scattered on a table. For the machine to work properly, all of the parts must be assembled. The task may seem daunting to some, but for one aircraft armament systems team member, it’s like solving a puzzle.U.S. Air Force Senior Airman

  • Proud to be a Woman of Maintenance

    Grease-covered combat boots conceal painted toes. Dirt smudges replace foundation. The scent of gunpowder clings to the fibers of her uniform and masks her perfume.Tech. Sgt. Ashley Trim is part of a small percentage of women in the U.S. Air Force who prove maintenance is not just for men.

  • First Munitions Squadron in AFSOC History

    Formerly with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, the munitions flight distinguished themselves as a new squadron in the 1st Special Operations Wing.The 1st Special Operations Munitions Squadron activated July 8, 2020, and is the first munitions squadron in Air Force Special Operations

  • Air Commando travels the world, trains special missions aviators

    Growing up in Alberta, Canada, one Air Commando never dreamed she would one day be traveling the world and seeing different cultures as part of her job. Dissatisfaction with her career at the time pushed her to seek something more in the U.S. Air Force. 

  • Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes

    As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1st SOSS: Controlling the air

    Airman 1st Class Patrick Nunn, an airfield systems technician with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, pulls a circuit board for inspection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 17, 2016. Airfield systems technicians install, remove and maintain navigation and air traffic control ground-to-air