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  • Air Commandos persevere during aircraft hangar emergency

    "Get everybody out!” Through complete chaos, those three words instantly popped into the head of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Barron, a production superintendent with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, when the fire suppression system activated in the hangar he was supervising, unleashing high expansion foam in every direction.
  • 1st SOW welcomes first female commander

    The world, today, is full of new challenges amid conforming to a “new normal” necessary to co-exist with COVID-19. Air Commandos have risen above and beyond these uncertainties and proven their adaptability and initiative to continue executing the mission – anytime, anyplace. Today, in a new take on a historic tradition, Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the change of command ceremony that was broadcasted via Facebook Live due to social distancing protocol, marking Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn’s command of the 1st Special Operations Wing.
  • Estate Claim for Technical Sgt Phillip “Carl” Vos

    If anyone has any claims for or against the estate of TSgt Phillip “Carl” Vos, please contact U.S. Air Force Maj Wayne Black, the Summary Courts Officer, at 850-884-8861 or by email at: wayne.black.3@us.af.mil 
  • 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 Commandos gather for 75th anniversary of Operation Thursday

    Hundreds of Air Commandos marked the 75th anniversary of Operation Thursday during a commemoration ceremony at the Hurlburt Field Air Park, March 5.Operation Thursday was an unorthodox operation in which the first Air Commandos worked alongside British “Chindits” to insert thousands of troops behind enemy lines during World War II. “Long before
  • 1st SOW welcomes new commander

    Hundreds of Air Commandos welcomed a new commander to the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, June 22. Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony which introduced Col. Mike Conley as the new wing commander, the title formerly held by Col. Tom Palenske.
  • 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron track a developing storm

    Air Commandos with the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron, observe weather data at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 17, 2018. The 23rd SOWS provides timely, accurate and tailored weather analysis for planning and executing phases of deployed, exercising and garrisoned Special Operations Forces worldwide.
  • Fuels distribution runs a clean operation

    If a 3,000-pound car carries about 18 gallons of gas, imagine what a 76,000-pound C-130 would require. The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum oils lubricants flight ensures the fuel destined for Air Commandos is stored, inspected and transported safely to accomplish the 1st Special Operations Wing mission … any time, any
  • Air Commandos complete 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March

    Air Commandos arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla., after completing the 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March April 14, 2017. The Airmen completed the final leg of a 450 miles from MacDill Air Force Base honoring fallen Air Force Special Operations Command members. This year’s ruck march is dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special
  • Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos

    After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and
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