1st Special Operations Wing

Emblem of the 1st Special Operations Wing

Emblem of the 1st Special Operations Wing


Mission

The 1st Special Operations Wing (1st SOW) at Hurlburt Field, Fla. is one of three Air Force active duty special operations wings and falls under the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

The 1st Special Operations Wing is a pivotal component of AFSOC's ability to provide airpower to conduct special operations missions worldwide. The primary mission of the 1st SOW is to rapidly plan and execute specialized and contingency operations in support of national priorities. The wing's core missions include close air support, precision aerospace firepower, specialized aerospace mobility, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, and agile combat support.

Organization

Hurlburt Field employs more than 8,500 military and almost 2,000 civilian personnel. The wing is divided into four groups:

1st Special Operations Group:

- 1st Special Operations Group, Det 1
- 1st Special Operations Support Squadron
- 4th Special Operations Squadron, AC-130U Spooky Gunship
- 8th Special Operations Squadron, CV-22 Osprey
- 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron
- 15th Special Operations Squadron, MC-130H Combat Talon II
- 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron
- 34th Special Operations Squadron, U-28A
- 319th Special Operations Squadron, U-28A

1st Special Operations Maintenance Group:

- 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron
- 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
- 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

1st Special Operations Mission Support Group:

- 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron

1st Special Operations Medical Group:

- 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron
- 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron

The 1st SOW and Hurlburt Field also play host to 34 partner units from six major commands including Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, United States Air Force Special Operations School, 505th Command and Control Wing, 24th Special Operations Wing, and 823rd RED HORSE Squadron.