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  • 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.
  • Hurlburt honors Jockey-14 crew with 25th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony

    Air Commandos along with friends and families of the fallen Jockey-14 crew attended a 25th anniversary memorial ceremony to honor the team at the Hurlburt Field Air Park, March 14. Jockey-14 was the tactical call sign of the AC-130H Spectre gunship crew, assigned to the 16th Special Operations Squadron, that crash landed in the Indian Ocean,
  • 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
  • 1st SOFSS celebrates park reopening after renovations

    A reopening celebration was held at the Lil’ Commando Community Park, here, March 17, after renovations.Members of the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron reopened the park with a ribbon- cutting ceremony, a ticket raffle, a rock-climbing wall, Segway rides and a bounce house for family fun."We thought, ‘Let's bring the park up to today's
  • 1 SOFSS MPF wins Site Excellence Award

    The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron military personnel flight customer support section won the Air Force Site Excellence Award out of 126 AF locations and placed second at the Department of Defense level against 1,630 DOD locations, Feb. 10, 2017, here.Air Force Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and Real-Time Automated
  • 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
  • 801st SOAMXS: from piece to beast

    Airmen assigned to the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform routine maintenance on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 9, 2017. The 801st SOAMXS provides regular maintenance for the Osprey assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron.
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