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  • Fitness test is back with a new look

    Airmen at the 919th Special Operations Wing will notice some changes to the scoring for the Air Force fitness test, which resumed July 1, 2021 after a lengthy pandemic-induced delay.“The biggest change is the separation of the body composition [waist measurement] from the aerobic and muscular portion of the fitness test,” said Jessie Ecklund, 919th
  • Emergency management vital to safety, readiness

    Whether preparing for a natural disaster or man-made chaos, the Emergency Management flight of the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron works behind the scenes to keep Citizen Air Commandos safe. Master Sgt. Jessica Mango leads the way for the EM team. She acts as a liaison between Duke Field and Eglin Air Force Base distributing
  • Recruiting steady despite COVID-19 challenges

    Recruiters developed new ways to get enlistees into the U.S. Air Force despite pandemic challenges by using live video communication and online record processing. Recruiting figures stayed steady throughout the fiscal year with recruiters expecting to reach their end goal. Combat Aviation Advisors, civil engineers, and security forces members are all high in demand.
  • Initiative takes Duke Field Airmen to new heights

    The Chief’s Group brings back incentive flights for high-performing Airmen beginning in August 2021.
  • Fitness testing signifies a return to “normal” for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    The 908th Airlift Wing has not held Physical Fitness Assessment testing for its members since March, 2020, due to Center for Disease Control and Department of Defense guidance restricting mass gatherings to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease. The situation changed when units across the United States Air Force Reserve Command were directed to resume testing in July 2021. Over the Unit Training Assembly weekend of July 10-11, more than 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 908th participated in the testing here, which provided wing leadership with important data.
  • Grandy takes command

    The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomed Col. Jason Grandy, and bid farewell to Col. Kevin Merrill during a change of command ceremony at Duke Field, Florida, July 11, 2021.Merrill, who arrived in August 2019, relinquished command to Grandy making him the 17th commander of the 919th SOW.“[Jason], welcome to the best job you’ll ever have,” said
  • Air Force personnel, manpower applications fully migrated to cloud

    The Air Force Digital Transformation Activity culminated a three-year effort when it closed its Data Center July 9. This effort resulted in the migration of all applications, services, equipment and manpower to a virtual cloud provider.The migration to the cloud hosting services saves money, replaces outdated hardware, increases information
  • Commander reflects on past, looks to future

    A wing change of command ceremony will take place July 11, 2021 at Duke Field, Florida. The ceremony will mark the moment 919th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. Kevin J. Merrill, hands over the guidon to his successor. This symbolic gesture can be one the most difficult changes for a commander when it appears the work associated with the job
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Not Over, Concerns Over Delta Variant Growing

    Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose, but that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
  • Wing announces July promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in the month of July.
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