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  • MC-130H Combat Talon II return from deployment

    Two MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft and their crews returned to Hurlburt Field, Oct. 6, 2021. Families patiently awaited the arrival of their loved ones as the aircraft flew in and landed. The aircraft most recently supported Operation ALLIES REFUGE and the final evacuation of Afghanistan.
  • 23rd SOWS: Hurricane prepared with a global impact

    The National Hurricane Center and the 23rd Special Operation Weather Squadron are currently monitoring Hurricane “X” located southwest of the area of responsibility. This system will slowly begin to curve north and northeast before it makes landfall over Alabama Wednesday morning. The expansive wind field will contribute to a prolonged period of tropical storm force winds extending across the western Florida panhandle. Impacts to Hurlburt Field are as follows… For weather Airmen, this is a common message crafted to alert and inform the 1st Special Operations Wing Commander and mission partners of potential threats to base resources and the population. “We are part of the planning process for missions but also deal with resource protection,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mandy Wright, 23rd SOWS craftsman. “We tailor our reports to each aircraft and the potential threats that are inherent to various weather conditions.”
  • 492d SOW POTFF team leads way with neurofeedback capabilities

    Have you ever wondered how the brain ticks, or even more precisely, how your own neurons are firing? The 492d Special Operations Wing Preservation of the Force and Family, or POTFF, is now helping service members discover how to improve their cognitive abilities through a process called neurofeedback.Through ‘brain mapping,’ the 492 SOW POTFF
  • 1st SOSS, 417th FLTS conduct Operation Blood Rain

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron and the 417th Flight Test Squadron conduct Operation Blood Rain at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. Operation Blood Rain is a research project in support of United States Special Operations Command, testing the safety of blood after it has experienced
  • 137th SOLRS conducts fuels training with 1st SOW

    Three fuels Airmen with the 137th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron attended training with the 1st Special Operations Wing to complete annual requirements July 26-30, 2021, at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  • WEPTAC 2021: Staying relevant for future fights

    Air Commandos from Air Force Special Operations Command hosted a weapons and tactics conference here, July 6 – 16, 2021. This annual conference was a gathering of special operations forces and combat air force’s tactical experts to meet and identify and improve tactics, techniques and procedures with the purpose of conducting Mission Area Working Groups (MAWGs) and the annual Tactical Review Board (TRB) to bolster AFSOC’s Tactics Development and Improvement Program (TDIP).
  • AFSOC Cyber Squadron Initiative: Arming for the 21st century battle

    Air Force Special Operations Command hosted a Mission Defense Team Conference, Feb. 2-5, 2021, focusing on identifying the organic cyber capabilities needed to protect missions against threats in, through, and from cyberspace. Gen. David Goldfein, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, signed the Cyber Squadron Initiative Program Action Directive, May 12, 2020. This historic event, five years in the making, ushered in the single largest change in Air Force, charging the Air and Space Force with transforming current communication squadrons into cyber squadrons.
  • Director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection visits AFSOC

    Brigadier General Roy Collins, director of Security Forces, deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, visited Hurlburt Field Jan. 11 to gain familiarity of Air Force Special Operations Command’s security, force protection and special tactics efforts. The general was joined on his visit by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Lewis, Security Forces career field manager.
  • Air Commando overcomes hardship, earns EO of the Year

    Dedication. Motivation. Hard work. Not only are these very important qualities in any walk of life, but these qualities were specifically embodied by an equal opportunity Air Commando with the 1st Special Operations Wing. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Spight, the NCO in charge of EO with the 1st SOW, received the Air Force EO of the Year award for his outstanding performance in 2019 within the EO community.
  • Air Force selects Kirtland AFB for AC-130J FTU

    The Air Force selected Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, as the preferred location for the relocation of the AC-130J Ghostrider Formal Training Unit from Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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