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  • CMSAF visits Air Commandos, tours 1st SOW aircraft

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass spoke with Air Commandos at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 20, 2020. Air Commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing briefed Bass on the capabilities of 1st SOW aircraft and how they are employed to accomplish Air Force Special Operations

  • Hurlburt Field conducts anti-terrorism/force protection exercise

    Members of the 1st Special Operations Wing conducted an exercise that simulated a terrorist attack on base to provide inspection teams the opportunity to assess how the base would respond in a real-world attack. Participants were permitted to take off their masks during designated portions of the

  • 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.

  • Air Commando pursues dream of flying on AFSOC airframes

    As a child, she sat in front of the TV watching the “Top Gun” movie over and over again and listening to Tom Cruise proclaim, “I feel the need – the need for speed!” Watching the aircraft soar across the screen made it clear to her that she wanted to fly when she grew up.

  • Behind the scenes of the Special Tactics Memorial March

    Alongside highways and back roads of the southern U.S. states, there are two Special Tactics Airmen trekking in the name of their fallen brethren killed in combat. What most people won’t see, is the Individual Duty Medical Technicians putting moleskin on painful blisters, or the communication Airman

  • 11-day, 830-mile ruck march honors fallen special tactics Airmen

    Twenty special tactics Airmen began an 11-day ruck march at 2:00 a.m. Feb. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex, Texas, and will be traveling 830 miles to Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Airmen are rucking to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, who was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 27,

  • U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen plan 830-mile ruck in honor of fallen

    Twenty Special Tactics Airmen will ruck from Medina Annex at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas to Hurlburt Field to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, who was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 27, 2018, and in honor of the other 19 Special Tactics Airmen who

  • SECAF visits Hurlburt for AFSOC mission immersion

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Hurlburt Field May 2-4 for her Air Force Special Operations Command mission immersion. Wilson met with Air Commandos, and toured facilities and assets to get a better understanding of the strategic value AFSOC delivers on the high and low end of the

  • Air Commandos participate in joint force exercise

    Air Commandos participated in Total Force Exercise 17-3 in south Indiana, July 7-9, 2017. Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and