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  • Making it Right

    Members of the 919th Special Operations Wing participate in a ceremony to replace a lost American flag flown in Afghanistan.
  • Reservist leads logistics planning for Emerald Warrior exercise

    A 919th Special Operations Wing reservist served as the Emerald Warrior 2015's first lead logistician for this year's joint-service exercise.Capt. Julie Farrand, of the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, was selected to fill the newly-created, yet vital position for the two-week special operations exercise.Although relatively
  • Total force: special ops squadrons blur active, reserve lines

    The Air Force's total force integration effort blurs the line between active-duty and Reserve Airmen, successfully blending two special operations squadrons as an example of a combined force.The active-duty 6th Special Operations Squadron and the reserve 711th Special Operations Squadron are partners.  They share a building, flightline, aircraft
  • 3 at Duke earn Air Commando Association awards

    Three Air Commando Association's Commander's Leadership Awards were recently awarded to Capt. John Andree and Tech. Sgt. William Register, 6th Special Operations Squadron, and 1st Lt. Michael Zecca, 711th Special Operations Squadron."Their outstanding accomplishments make them truly deserving of this prestigious recognition," said Sherri Hayes, Air
  • 3-D warriors: first reservists complete combat aviation advisor training

    Alongside their active-duty counterparts, five 919th Special Operations Wing reservists completed the baseline certification course May 27 that will lead to their recognition as combat aviation advisors.This marks the first time Air Force reservists have taken this elite special operations course. "This is the beginning of several years of
  • Duke crew recognized for life-saving Afghan mission

    On a runway cut into the side of a mountain, four critically wounded Afghan National Police waited in the cold for a medical evacuation aircraft to land and rescue them from a fate determined by a suicide bomber, hours earlier. That aircraft was a MC-130E Combat Talon I from the 711th Special Operations Squadron. The crew flew through mountainous