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  • AFSOC IG conducts first no-notice inspection

    Air Force Special Operations Command’s Inspector General team conducted its first no-notice inspection since 2013, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2020, on the 1st Special Operations Wing.
  • ACC to conduct experiment testing agility and lead wing concepts during AGILE FLAG 21-1

    Air Combat Command will conduct an experiment known as Agile Flag 21-1 from Oct. 21-29 to test agile combat employment and a new lead wing deployment concept. During Agile Flag 21-1, the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, will test its ability to deploy as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with a wing-level air staff. The unit will employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from its main operating base at Tyndall AFB, Florida, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida.
  • Direct Support Operator recognized for exceptional service with aircrew

    A Direct Support Operator from the 25th Intelligence Squadron, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan, along with his fellow aircrew members were recently selected as the recipients of the Air Force Association's 2017 Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Award.
  • Air Commandos educate JROTC cadets in leadership school

    The 1st and 24th Special Operations Wings here hosted a Junior ROTC summer leadership school, June 26-30, providing nearly 60 cadets from five local high schools with a week of hands-on experience in military affairs and mentorship.
  • 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 speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. The
  • Hurlburt youth, family recognized in Air Force reading program

    A Hurlburt Field youth placed third at the Air Force level during the 2016 Department of Defense – Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program Oct. 17.The program, themed “Read – For the Win” is a Department of Defense-wide event that allows participants of all ages to earn prizes for reading throughout the summer. Participants are
  • AFSOC Marathon Team: SrA Chamberlain

    The following article is the third part of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
  • Special Operations flight surgeon earns second set of wings

    For Capt. Matt Stein, earning his pilot wings from the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program was not the first time he donned a set of wings. Prior to arriving for Undergraduate Pilot Training at ENJJPT, Stein was a Special Operations Forces Medical Element flight surgeon for the 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • Former vice commander takes reins of the 1st SOW

    Col. Tom Palenske took command of the 1st Special Operations Wing during a change of command ceremony, here, June 10. Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presided over the ceremony in which Palenske, the former vice commander of the 1st SOW, assumed command of the wing formerly led by Col. Sean
  • AFSOC’s financial managers gain Air Force- and USSOCOM-level recognition

    Members of Air Force Special Operations Command brought home a number of Air Force- and U.S. Special Operations Command-level financial management awards, including the 1st Special Operations Wing’s comptroller squadron, winner of the Air Force’s Major General Alfred K. Flowers Comptroller Organization of the Year and AFSOC financial management,
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