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  • Reservists pitch in to build playground

    Volunteerism is the engine of the Air Force Reserve’s worldwide mission.  Closer to home, more than 80 919th Special Operations Wing reservists revved up their own volunteer spirit, joining other area military and community members in constructing a large playground for autistic children Aug. 23-28 here.  “The attitude of (Duke) volunteers has been
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  • Mosquito hunter

    Airman Tayler Gottschalk, a 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron reservist, affixes a container to a trap near Post’l Point July 20 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This permanently mounted trap is used to catch the general mosquito population. It is powered by electricity and runs for days to provide historical data. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka
  • 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
  • Operations Group welcomes first female commander

    Flanked by three special operations aircraft, an audience of citizen commandos and well-wishers welcomed the 919th Special Operations Group’s first female commander to the family here June 12.Col. Regina Sabric accepted the guidon from Col. James Phillips, the 919th Special Operations Wing commander, officially taking command of her new group.“If
  • Wing captains shine in local fitness competition

    Capt.s Susan Frank, 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron and Linda McCullough, 919th Special Operations Maintenance Group lift weights during their workout March 6 at Duke Field Fla. The captains recently competed in the Blue Collar Beat Down competition and placed first overall against 10 other teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.
  • Crowds brave chills for deals at case lot sale

    Lines formed at the register and to get inside the commissary case lot sale at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 6. Patrons waited in line for at least 30 minutes to receive the special sales prices. The two-day sale was open to military, retirees, family members and had special hours for reservists. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)
  • 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
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