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CMSAF visits Air Commandos, tours 1st SOW aircraft
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass spoke with Air Commandos at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 20, 2020. Air Commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing briefed Bass on the capabilities of 1st SOW aircraft and how they are employed to accomplish Air Force Special Operations Command missions any time, any place.
The 1 SOMDG ‘Jack of all trades’: physicians assistants kickoff PA Week
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group kicked off physician assistant’s week here on Oct. 6, with a breakfast gathering, starting a week-long appreciation for the medical Air Commandos that can often be seen as the jack of all trades in the facility. PA Week is meant to highlight the versatile and essential job that PAs do as crucial members of a medical staff team.
1st SOMDG hosts diversity, inclusion month kickoff
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group held a diversity and inclusion month kickoff at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 5, 2020. The 1st SOMDG diversity and inclusion council was formed to research, develop and propose mechanisms that will help create a supportive, positive and inclusive work environment for all staff at the 1st SOMDG.
Hurlburt Field enters HURCON 5 in preparation for potential hurricane
As of 12:00 p.m. today, base officials initiated Hurricane Condition 5 to prepare for the possible arrival of tropical storm or hurricane force winds on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, here, based on the current forecast for Tropical Storm Delta, located in the central Caribbean Sea. HURCON 5 is a level of warning used by the Air Force to assist commanders in preparing their units for storm response actions. It is meant to focus the base’s attention on the storm and signal the start of active preparation.
Osprey's fire for readiness, soar above Emerald Coast
Aircrew members with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted approach and landing training, and fired approximately 600 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition, ensuring Air Force Special Operation Command’s tip of the spear capability and presence. The CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft.
AFE ensures safety for Air Commandos
The 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew flight equipment office inspects and maintains all flight equipment for the CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to ensure the successful completion of Air Force special operations missions any time, any place.
1st SOMDSS opens ScriptCenter
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group and 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron opened use of the brand new ScriptCenter, located in the base exchange on Sept. 4, 2020 “It’s what we call, in the pharmacy world, an external will-call system,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Braud, chief of pharmacy operations with the 1st SOMDSS. “That’s just a fancy way to say a medication pick-up cabinet, but it’s external to the pharmacy so you’re not having to wait to pick up your prescription.”
1st SOCPTS Airman proud of Hispanic Heritage
Daisy Aguilar felt a calling to join the Air Force since she saw uniforms, crisp drill movements and ceremonial rifles of Junior ROTC members when she was 14 years old. Aguilar joined MacArthur Senior High School’s Junior ROTC program in Houston, Texas, getting a taste of the military’s camaraderie and high fitness standards.
1st SOW Spark Cell hosts Game Changers event
1st Special Operations Wing personnel, Hsu Educational Foundation personnel, and attendees attend the 1st Special Operations Wing Spark Cell’s Game Changers event in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Sept. 26, 2020. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron volunteered their time and expertise to show school-age children different technological aspects.
Hurlburt focuses on families through nursing rooms
Units across Hurlburt Field welcomed the application of the U.S. Air Force Guidance Memorandum implemented August 14, 2020, establishing the requirement of lactation rooms for nursing mothers. This new memorandum requires units to provide a safe, quiet space for new mothers to take lactation breaks and a space to store milk. The memorandum instructions detail the responsibilities and procedural steps to enable commanders to align the needs of nursing mothers with mission requirements. Approximately 14 units on Hurlburt have already designated spaces for family rooms to support Air Commandos and their families with plans to establish more soon.