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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

  • AFSOC activates first FLANG CV-22 squadron

    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.

  • Eglin squadron begins radar system tests on CV-22

    Eglin’s tilt and rotary wing test squadron pilots logged their first CV-22 Osprey flight incorporating a terrain following and avoidance radar system called Silent Knight here June 23. That initial flight using an Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22, crewed by Majors Jon Appleby, 413th Flight

  • Air Commando earns Distinguished Flying Cross

    Technical Sergeant James M. McKay was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross last Friday, June 2, 2017, for his actions during an urgent evacuation of American citizens in Africa on December 21, 2013.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ANG director visits CV-22 squadron

    Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, met with senior leaders and observed CV-22 Osprey maintenance during his visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7, 2016. Rice came to Hurlburt Field to get an overview on Guard involvement in Air Force Special Operations Command.

  • 352nd SOW Air Commandos clock in at dusk for night training

    U.S. Air Force Air Commandos from the 352nd Special Operations Wing worked the 'night shift' during a routine training mission at RAF Sculthorpe in Norwich, England. Activities included fast-roping off a CV-22 Osprey, searching for simulated potential threats, exercising the battlefield treatment of