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AFSOC activates first FLANG CV-22 squadron

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew French, commander of the 125th Fighter Wing, (left) salutes U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Sustman, incoming commander of the 249th Special Operations Squadron, unfurl the new squadron flag during the 249th SOS activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing and is within Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew French, commander of the 125th Fighter Wing, speaks at the 249th Special Operations Squadron activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing and is within Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew French (left), commander of the 125th Fighter Wing, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Sustman, incoming commander of the 249th Special Operations Squadron, stand during the 249th SOS activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is the first Florida Air National Guard squadron home to CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Sustman, commander of the 249th Special Operations Squadron, speaks during the 249th SOS activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. As commander, Sustman will lead CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft operators and maintainers to support 1st Special Operations Wing missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Airmen render a salute during the 249th Special Operations Squadron activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is the first Florida Air National Guard squadron home to CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew French (left), commander of the 125th Fighter Wing, salutes U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Sustman, incoming commander of the 249th Special Operations Squadron, during the 249th SOS activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing and is within Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Sustman, commander of the 249th Special Operations Squadron, renders his first salute to his squadron during the 249th SOS activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. As commander, Sustman will lead CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft operators and maintainers to support 1st Special Operations Wing missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

The 294th Special Operations Squadron is activated during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 28, 2020. The 249th SOS is the first Florida Air National Guard squadron home to CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.