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A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron participates in aerial intercept training with a Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet during an exercise April 13, 2016. Performing joint training exercises strengthen ties with allies to ensure mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released) European Air Commandos exercise with allies
Two European-based MC-130J Commando II aircraft and Airmen of the 352nd Special Operations Wing flew during an exercise with the U.S. and Bulgarian navies and Swiss air force.
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A CV-22 Osprey provided transport for Frigid Archer. Frigid Archer 2016 showcased the 1st Special Operations Wing "Anytime, Anyplace" motto during a weeklong exercise. Frigid Archer tested 1st SOW Air Commandos’ expertise through a myriad of operational and support requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Placie) Frigid Archer challenges Air Commandos on Eglin Range
Airmen of the 1st Special Operations Wing and other Hurlburt Field units operated Jan. 6-13 from austere conditions here.The combat deployment and employment exercise -- called Frigid Archer -- challenged Air Commandos to work from a bare-base set up, reinforcing the command's ability to operate "anytime, anyplace."They performed operational and
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A C-146 Wolfhound passes a C-145 Skytruck while flying over the Duke Field runway Oct. 21.  The Air Force Special Operations Wing aircraft are used specifically in the training and operation of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King) C-146 Wolfhound, C-145 Skytruck fly at Duke Field
A C-146 Wolfhound and C-145 Skytruck fly a sortie at Duke Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015. These special operations aircraft are used specifically in the training and operation of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s mission.
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Default Air Force Logo 9 Special Tactics Airmen commended for reaction to Hwy 98 car accident
Nine Airmen received Community Service Awards May 20 from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department.The commendations were for their selfless reaction of rendering aid following a multi-car accident on a major thoroughfare in west Okaloosa County.A significant crash March 3, 2015, blocked all lanes of Hwy 98 near Hurlburt Field. A crash in this
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Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct a hot refuel on a U-28A during Forward Area Refueling Point training on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 7, 2015. FARP first came about after the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt. After this event, the Air Force realized the need for a highly-efficient way to transfer fuel from one aircraft to another, in non-standard and hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Kai L. White) Fuels Airmen, flight crews practice night Forward Area Refueling Point procedures
Special teams of fuels Airmen provide a critical capability for wartime and humanitarian missions as FARP operations expand the role of special operation forces around the world. They provide a means of "hot" refueling from a tanker aircraft to various types of fixed and rotor-wing receiver aircraft. FARP missions are flown at only five bases
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Default Air Force Logo Four named AFSOC nominees to Latin American service awards
Four Airmen will represent Air Force Special Operations Command in competition for the 2015 League of United Latin American Citizens Excellence in Service awards.The command’s nominees, announced May 12, 2015, are:- Capt. Daniel Jackson, 319th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL- Master Sgt. Anthony Thompson, Jr., 27th Special
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“Wicked Wanda” an AC-130H Spectre gunship taxis for the last time after serving 43 years with the 16th Special Operations Squadron and 4th SOS on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 19, 2014. “Wicked Wanda” flew her last flight here Dec. 19, and is scheduled to officially retire to the Hurlburt Field Air Park in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Desiree W. Moye) “Wicked Wanda” flies final mission
Often described as low, slow and discreetly lethal, “Wicked Wanda” flew her last flight here Dec. 19, and is scheduled to officially retire in 2015. This historical AC-130H Spectre gunship has deployed in nearly every conflict the U.S. has been involved in, officially and unofficially, since the end of the Vietnam War. There were many missions
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