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  • 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 919 SOW commander dies

    The 919th Special Operations Wing mourns the passing of one of its former commanders -- Brig. Gen. Mark Stogsdill. Stogsdill passed away July 19, 2016 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.
  • Air Commandos benefit from science to beat heat

    Heat-related illness is a critical factor when personnel are operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his exercise physiology research team developed small, lightweight, passive cooling technology.
  • SecAF gains special ops insight at Cannon

    The secretary of the Air Force visited Cannon's Air Commandos May 17 to better understand the operations of Air Force special operations forces and its warfighters.During her visit, Deborah Lee James received a tour of the 27th Special Operations Wing's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations Center; met with wing and tenant unit leadership to discuss
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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