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  • Still maintaining... after all these years

    Congratulations to Tech. Sgt. Robert Wegeman on his 40 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. Wegeman began his Air Force career in 1976 as a fighter aircraft maintainer. From various fighters to C-130s and now the C-145, Wegeman continues to maintain aircraft. He is set to retire next summer after 41 years of service. (Graphic/Tech. Sgt. Sam
  • 919th headquarters named after first commander

    The 919th Special Operations Wing’s founding member was honored here July 8 as Reservists, community leaders and family members dedicated the wing’s headquarters building to the first citizen air commando. The family of retired Brig. Gen. Donald Haugen, who passed in December 2015, revealed a bronze memorial plaque and a portrait of the former
  • Memorial held for first 919th commander

    A member of the Eglin Air Force Base Honor Guard presents a folded American flag to Judy Haugen, the widow of retired Brig. Gen. Donald Haugen, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 5 at Crosspoint Methodist Church in Niceville, Fla. The 84-year-old Haugen, who passed away Dec. 1, was the first commander of a 919th designated unit assigned to Duke
  • Outstanding Airmen STEP up to new ranks

    A group of six 919th Special Operations Wing Airmen will be promoted Oct.1 as part of the Air Force Reserve Stripes for Exceptional Performers II program.The promotees are newly-ranked Chief Master Sgt. Steven Bicknell, Senior Master Sgt. Charles McBride Jr., Tech. Sgt.'s Jason Lauth and Craig Miller, 919th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Senior
  • Meet the new command chief

    Meet the new 919th Special Operations Wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Brian Bischoff.  The new chief answered a few questions recently to inform the wing on where he came from and his priorities.1. What do you see as your top goals and priorities in your new role as command chief?Building Airmen.  I believe in taking every opportunity to
  • Security forces demonstrates UAS capabilities

    A four-by-four foot unmanned aerial system soars almost noiselessly through the deep blue and white skies of Wyoming.  To anyone on the ground, it looks like a soaring bird or, if high enough, just a dark speck in the Western sky.That bird or unnoticed spot is being controlled by an Airman on the ground, and has the ability to take photos, video in