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  • Wing donates funds to Eglin honor guard

    The 919th Special Operations Wing presented the Eglin Air Force Base honor guard with a $705 donation toward their 2006 Team Eglin Honor Guard Recognition banquet held at the Eglin officer's club Nov. 1. "We were working to raise the money to help with the cost of the ceremony, so the members of the honor guard wouldn't have to pay for their own
  • Groundbreaking ceremony begins new era for LRS

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 31 to commemorate the beginning of the construction of a new Mobility Aerial Delivery Facility that will be located at the north end of Duke Field. More than ten years in the making, the final completion date for the facility is scheduled for October 2007. The concept for the center has gone through various
  • Combined Federal Campaign begins: Donations support everyone

    It's that time of year again to pull out the wallets and support those in need. The Combined Federal Campaign is up and running. From Sept. 25 to Nov. 7, campaign representatives here are busily getting the word out about the program's cause and urging personnel to donate. The CFC is a conglomerate of local, national and international campaigns
  • Thousand-mile club: Members support personal fitness

    Feet hit the pavement, hearts pound in rhythm, and sweat pours as the finish line is in view. What look like images from athletic footwear commercials are actually wing members running for their 1,000-mile goal. They are part of the Duke Field thousand-mile club. The thousand-mile club is a program that encourages its members to walk or run 1,000
  • Wing shares tricks of trade with multinational counterparts

    Reservists here trained with Danish and Jordanian coalition forces while supporting special operations missions overseas in mid August. The wing sent 20 members from the 711th Special Operations Squadron and nine wing maintainers to support Air Force Special Operations Command taskings for Early Victor 2006, an annual multinational exercise in
  • New complex ensures safe, simple aircraft fueling

    A ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 28 celebrating the completion of a new petroleum-oil-lubricant complex here. The $5 million dollar complex, located near the south end of the flight line, boosts the capability needed to supply fuel for flight training and aircraft operations. Replacing the former system was required to maintain an
  • Lightning safety crucial to lives, equipment

    It's that time of year where showers and thunderstorms make it difficult to stay focused on the job. Fortunately for the daydreamers, alerts on Duke Field give the heads-up for approaching lightning. "We've been announcing the 'lightning within five' alert almost four to five times daily this summer," said Master Sgt. David Mooers, 919th Special
  • SFS gets locked, loaded

    Speed, shock and violence of action were exercised by wing security forces during Military Operations in Urban Terrain Training at Eglin Air Force Base Aug. 5. MOUT training involves rapid entry into hostile environments to take advantage of the element of surprise. It's very pedal to the medal, said Tech. Sgt. William Stapp, 919th Security Forces
  • Active duty departs, ends six-year era

    Two active-duty squadrons that made Air Force history here returned to Hurlburt Field in August. The move came with mission changes for the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 716th Maintenance Squadron. The 8th SOS will become the first operational CV-22 Osprey squadron in the Air Force Special Operations Command, and members of the 716th MXS
  • Col. Chapman takes command

    "This is your wing and I am here to serve you," said Col. Steven J. Chapman to the hundreds of 919th Special Operations Wing reservists who gathered here Aug. 6. Air Force and community leaders, wing members, and friends filled the Fuel Cell Hangar to welcome Colonel Chapman as the 10th commander of the 919th since its reactivation at Duke Field in
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