• 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. 

  • Brothers in blue unite on Hurlburt

    The 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron hosted a tour for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 1, 2016. The 1st SOSFS hosts a visit when the police department elects new leadership to encourage an open working relationship between the two law enforcement

  • Fuel lab keeps 1 SOW engines running

    Fuels specialists with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron test petroleum samples from aircraft, vehicles and storage facilities to ensure military assets are provided clean gas. Tests can be conducted using the bottle method test which monitors and minimizes contamination in

  • POTFF hosts resilience week

    Preservation of the Force and Family staff hosted the 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group’s resilience week, here, Sept. 19-23.   POTFF, a United States Special Operations Command initiative, identifies and implements innovative, valuable solutions across USSOCOM aimed at improving the

  • Medical Logistics keeps 1st SOMDS supplied

    Senior Airman Christopher Lomax, a medical logistics journeyman from the 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, uses a forklift to reach tri-wall boxes at Hurlburt Field Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. A tri-wall box holds supplies that are sent to deployed troops if biological, nuclear or

  • Behind the scenes with the three C’s

    Just as Bruce Wayne receives no credit for his deeds as the Dark Knight, three 1st Special Operations Wing units often go unrecognized for their teamwork that takes place behind the scenes. They are responsible for keeping the base equipped and able to provide combat ready forces anytime,

  • Hurlburt chapel host resiliency date night for Air Commandos

    The 1st SOW Chaplain Corps has begun a new program called the Marriage & Family Resiliency Program to support Airmen and their family members by helping them develop personal strengths and protective factors to guard their relationships.

  • BPACS strengthens U.S. and Latin American relations

    The United States Special Operations schoolhouse, here, graduated 34 attendees July 22, from the Building Partnership Aviation Capacity Seminar.The BPACS is a two week course, held four times a year, which brings aviation-minded partner national military personnel together with U.S. civilians and

  • 1st SOCES preserves endangered species habitat

    Just below the soil’s surface rests a small black and grey or white net-like patterned creature called the Ambystoma bishopi, also known as the reticulated flatwoods salamander, an endangered type of salamander whose habitat exists amongst the seasonal ponds found throughout the base.Per the base

  • 1st SOMXS Airman employs CPR to save a life

    It was a beautiful day July 3 in Dauphin Island, Alabama, the sun was bright, and the temperature was just right for a relaxing at the beach. However, the peace was suddenly broken when a woman’s screams filled the air.Tech. Sgt. Jason Mayfield, NCO in charge of aircraft structural maintenance with