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  • Ospreys hone rescue capabilities, combat readiness

    A CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crew assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron hone rescue capabilities and combat readiness at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Nov. 16, 2020. Aircrew members with the 8th SOS fired approximately 600 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and conducted simulated rescue

  • Special tactics ensures contingency response readiness during HA/DR exercise

    Air Force Special Tactics operators participated in a hurricane response exercise at Eglin Range, Florida, Oct. 27, 2020. The local humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise helped ST operators hone personnel recovery and global access skills in a training environment to ensure they’re

  • SERE submerges aircrew for proficiency

    Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training

  • Air Commandos mark Operation Eagle Claw anniversary

    Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.

  • FLANG settles in at Hurlburt Field

    Florida's Air National Guard continues to grow its CV-22 Osprey unit, which operates alongside active-duty counterparts at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

  • Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training

    Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey

  • Osprey flight engineers ensure readiness

    Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission on a CV-22 Osprey during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. The CV-22 combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and

  • CV-22 Osprey aircraft flyover Lambeau Field

    On Sunday, game day for the majority of the NFL, the crowd of green and yellow, and blue and white in Lambeau Field, here, drew silent as John Vincent, the national anthem singer, began to sing.Four CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing's 8th Special Operations Squadron

  • Mackay Trophy returns to AFSOC

    Under heavy enemy fire Dec. 21, 2013, the crew of Rooster 73 performed expert aerial maneuvers while simultaneously providing medical care to the critically-injured passengers on board their CV-22 Osprey. The 8th Special Operations Squadron crew’s heroic efforts during the flight resulted in the