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  • Unit works to prevent spread of virus

    The 919th Special Operations Wing would like to remind Citizen Air Commandos of the importance of using good hand washing techniques and avoiding handshakes during flu season. While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Duke Field, officials from the wing are doing their best to limit the spread of the virus by taking proactive steps to
  • Reserve Chief Testifies Before House and Senate

    In back to back hearings, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense and the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense March 2-3.Scobee was joined for both hearings by his counterparts: Gen.
  • Gen. Charles Q. Brown nominated to be next Air Force Chief of Staff

    If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Charles Q. Brown would assume one of the two highest positions in the Air Force from Gen. David L. Goldfein, who is retiring June 30 after four years as Chief of Staff. Brown would be the first African-American to serve as a service chief.
  • Total Force cyber warriors

    Airman First Class Brandon Ralph, 492nd Operations Support Squadron communications specialist, and Staff Sgt. Ryan Rath, 919th Special Operations Communications Squadron specialist, test deployable communications equipment at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 9, 2020.
  • MilTax: Military OneSource offers free tax prep

    Tax season can be a dreaded time of year for many people, but the Defense Department's Military OneSource offers the MilTax program to ease filing stress for service members and their families.
  • A wing and a prayer

    The air in the desert is dry, hot, and full of sand. Most Airmen do not speak the language of the locals and are working hard to learn their culture. The work is fast and the days are long the intense Qatar sun. The thirst for relief isn’t just literal, it’s spiritual and the chaplains are on a mission provide deployed Airmen something cold to
  • Key spouses vital to family readiness

    The mission set of the 919th Special Operations wing is dynamic and always moving. When the mission is constantly moving, so are the people. When the Airmen go away, their families are often still here at home. “We have a lot of spouses and people that move who have to start over again,” said Jackie Gonzales, director for the Airman Family and
  • Operations security key to mission success

    A Citizen Air Commando wrestles to equip his night vision gear as he sets off into the desert of a foreign land. Another Citizen Air Commando monitors a screen in a dark room as she determines which life to take in the theater of conflict. Reservists from Duke Field are all over the world performing unique missions, including some whose stories can
  • A hand in the door and a foot on the ground

    An Okaloosa County patrol car arrived just as the sun was setting over Hurlburt Field. Six vehicles sat motionless as smoke billowed from damaged cars, debris was scattered across the roadway, and a bloodied man was pinned to the ground.As the chaos ensued, one Airman stayed grounded.“I’m telling you, I've never felt that feeling,” said Senior
  • 919th SOCES Equipment Training

    Airman 1st Class Eric Johnson, 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and heavy construction equipment specialist, operates a bulldozer, Jan. 11, 2019, Duke Field, Fla. Johnson is a Citizen Air Commando who is training to use the bulldozer during a unit training assembly weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan