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  • Duke Field bids farewell to Rio

    Col. Les Bradfield, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, presents Rio Hoettels with a certificate of appreciation for her work supporting the resiliency of the unit's Citizen Air Commandos May 14, 2019 at Duke Field, Fla. Rio, an American Red Cross therapy dog, spent countless hours visiting the base and bringing smiles to their faces of 919th SOW members over the past several months. She is departing Florida with her handler, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Anne Hoettels, for a new assignment later this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • Meritorious service

    Lt. Col. Kay Beigh, 919th Special Operations Wing innovation office lead, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Master Sgt. Joseph York signifying his retirement from the Air Force Reserve at Duke Field, Fla., May 4, 2019. York retired after 33 years of service culminating his career as the chief of customer support in the 919th Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Monique Roux)
  • May promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in May:Master sergeant:Gregory CatalanoWilliam SteeleTechnical sergeant:Jason AlexanderCarrie DarrowKiani GarciaMichael KitzlerJustin LordMarcus TafoyaAbraham TilahunStaff Sergeant:Riley ClausonSenior Airman:Ashley ButtsLyndie CrowderNautica EdwardsColton
  • Commander shares Memorial Day message

    Please join me and take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed for our country to defend and preserve the freedom that we enjoy today as we prepare for the Memorial Day weekend.While this is a day of tremendous honor for our country, it is also a time of remembrance for those who have given their lives so others can live free.I also want to
  • Security forces integrate during joint exercise

    In a densely wooded area in northwest Florida, a group of security forces defenders move as small teams through the trees constantly communicating and pushing forward toward their objective. This was the picture painted when members of the 919th Special Operations Wing conducted a joint field exercise April 22 - May 6, 2019, to improve their readiness for modern counterinsurgency operations.
  • 2nd SOS marks milestone accomplishments in readiness and lethality

    The 2nd Special Operations Squadron celebrated several important milestones during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 2. The squadron, which operates a 24/7 MQ-9 Reaper mission, marked both its tenth anniversary since being re-activated and its achievement of 100,000 flying hours.
  • Priority one

    Col. Frank L. Bradfield III, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, shares his mission, vision and priorities with members of the wing during a commander's call in Niceville, Fla., April 5, 2019. Bradfield used the opportunity to convey the focus areas for each member of the wing and the tools available to ensure the resiliency of the Citizen Air Commandos and their families going forward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon McCallum).
  • Jett "fuels" the people

    Col. Andrew Jett, 919th Special Operations Wing vice commander, prepares to serve lunch to Duke Field's Citizen Air Commandos April 6, 2019 at the base dining facility. Jett and other senior leaders from the wing often take time to serve meals to members of all ranks as a way to visit with Airmen and thank them for their support of the 919 SOW's dynamic mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Jon McCallum).
  • 711th SOS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. William "Wylie" DeWalt (right) accepts command of the 711th Special Operations Command from Col. Roland Armour, 919th Special Operations Group, in a ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., April 5, 2019. DeWalt joined the 711th SOS in 2013 and now returns as the commander of the Air Force Reserve's only unit trained in the Combat Aviation Advisor mission set. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • One call does it all

    Capt. David Hornsby, 711th Special Operations Squadron chief of current operations, discusses traiing requirements and support the unit provides to partner nations with Maj. Gen. John Stokes, Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Air Force Reserve Command, April 15, 2019 at Duke Field, Fla. Stokes was visiting the 919th SOW to visit with Citizen Air Commandos and learn more about the unit's diverse mission as the only special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve.