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  • Duke cop helps save a life

    Even at less than 100 percent, a 919th Special Operations Wing security forces Airman was compelled to come to the aid of a seriously injured person involved in a car wreck in Gulf Breeze Fla., Oct. 24.Senior Airman Alvon Colston wasn't having the best day. After rigorous active shooter training the day prior, Colston reported to work at Hurlburt
  • Phillips takes command of Duke Field

    In 1995, then-Capt. James Phillips came here as an active-duty advisor during the 919th Special Operations Wing's remissioning from the AC-130 gunship to the MC-130E Combat Talon I. Almost 20 years later, now-Colonel Phillips assumed command of the wing in the midst of another remissioning.Colonel James Phillips accepted the wing guidon Dec. 7 from
  • Command chief addresses Airmen on change

    It was standing room only Dec. 8 when Chief Master Sgt. Tom Mason, the 919th Special Operations Wing command chief, called his first enlisted call since taking over the position in April.The chief addressed the force on the continuous changes happening in the Air Force and within the wing.He said both outside factors such as budget issues and the
  • Duke units designated as special operations

    On Sept. 30, the groups and squadrons of the 919th Special Operations Wing will be designated as Special Operations units.Most of the operations units won't see a change, but the maintenance and mission support units will add special operations to the group or squadron title.The process began more than three years ago, when wing leadership
  • Reservist's son high-flying with RC aircraft

    A 13-year-old 'flyer' is achieving new heights in his remote-controlled aircraft hobby with the help of his 919th Special Operations Wing father.Maj. Jeff Powell, the 919th Maintenance Operations Flight commander, and his son Cody zoomed into the RC hobby only two years ago, but Cody's climb into competitions and first-place trophies was faster
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