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  • Air Force family supports wingman during recovery

    When someone is in crisis, many times families and friends are the ones that help them bounce back. For Lt. Col. Gregg Russell, an optometrist for the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron, his Air Force family was part of that support system after he fell into a coma last year.
  • Air Force removes administrative burden, allows pregnant and postpartum women to attend PME

    Pregnant and postpartum members may now attend professional military education without an exception to policy, and are also exempt from the requirement to have a passing fitness assessment prior to attending. Previous policy prevented pregnant women and women within their one-year postpartum deferment period from attending PME, creating an unintended barrier to their developmental milestones. 
  • Community College of the Air Force reveals plans for new degree program

    The new Associate of Applied Science in Military Technology and Applied Sciences Management  degree is a flexible alternative for enlisted personnel serving in Air Force specialties lacking enough formal skills training to meet current degree program requirements, said Dr. Hank Dasinger, the dean of CCAF.
  • 919th SOW Airman helps combat COVID-19

    The 919th Special Operations Wing is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 by increasing sanitation, implementing the use of face coverings, socially distancing when possible and bringing in some extra help to get the job done. One Airman taking on some extra work at the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron is Tech. Sgt. Anthony Rios, a public health technician with the 919th SOMDS.
  • Air Force building more inclusive culture through Dress and Appearance updates

    The changes, as outlined in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated July 1, 2020, include the removal of subjective language and other rules that may have been creating unintentional or unfair barriers for Air and Space Force uniformed members.
  • 919th SOW maintainer named Crew Chief of the Year

    Master Sgt. Michael Rieves, a crew chief with the 919th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, was named the 2019 Thomas N. Barned Crew Chief of the Year award for Air Force Reserve Command.The Thomas N. Barnes award is given to an Airman with the highest levels of readiness and efficiency to achieve excellence in all maintenance areas. “Master
  • 919th innovating with 3D-printing

    The 919th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron is already finding ways to innovate in their day to day operations with 3D-printing technology. The unit will soon have even more innovative possibilities. Air Force Reserve Command recently selected the squadron to receive innovation funds for a new and improved 3D-printer.
  • First AC-130J all-Reserve crew

    On June 5, 2020, a 5th Special Operations Squadron crew flew an all-Reserve AC-130 mission for the first time in 25 years on an AC-130J Ghostrider. The last fully Reserve manned AC-130 mission was flown in 1995 on an AC-130A Spectre. “The Air Force Special Operations Command family has seen so much growth and advancement over the past 25 years,”
  • 919th SOW announces Key Spouse of the Year

    Some military spouses feel a special calling to help other military families settle into new homes and new lifestyles, so they join the Key Spouse Program. One of those extraordinary people who goes above and beyond at the 919th Special Operations Wing is Tammy Summers, the 919th SOW Key Spouse of the Year. “Mrs. Tammy Summers is a model
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