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  • Commander looks back at last year

    Citizen Air Commandos,This past weekend, my social media feeds were filled with pictures from the 919th Special Operations Wing change of command last year. As I looked over those pictures I thought to myself, “Where has the time gone?” It seems like only weeks ago that my family and I were fortunate enough to become a part of this amazing
  • Independence Day message from the commander

    Citizen Air Commandos, As we come together this weekend with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our nation, I hope you all take time to remember the words our nation was built upon over 200 years ago. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
  • Commander's update on July UTA and COVID-19

    Citizen Air CommandosWe are preparing for our fourth Unit Training Assembly in July since implementing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Drill weekend, normally a source of unity, again finds many of our members still teleworking and completing readiness requirements virtually where possible. Unfortunately, the state and our local
  • Commander shares insights on June UTA

    As we prepare for the June Unit Training Assembly, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss some recent developments and the steps we’re taking to return to our “new normal” at the 919th Special Operations Wing.There are still COVID-19 cases in the surrounding community, but the active disease prevalence has been trending down for the past
  • Memorial Day message from the commander

    As we prepare for the solemn remembrance of Memorial Day, tomorrow we also commemorate the 30th birthday of Air Force Special Operations Command – an organization born out of necessity, forged in training and cemented on the battlefield.
  • Commander: coach's words ring true for us

    When I reflect back on my high school wrestling practice, I don’t just remember merciless practices consisting of endless jump-roping, burpees, sprinting, and sparring matches. The thing I remember is my coach Mr. Dennis Toumi. Not only was he a tough coach with an accomplished history as an Army veteran, 42-year educator, and Michigan High School
  • Sec. of Defense shares message to the force

    The Department of Defense is engaged in one of the great global challenges of our time as we work together to combat the spread of the corona virus. While the situation continues to evolve, I want to assure the force that we will take all necessary measures to protect our people and win this fight. As we aggressively respond to this pandemic, my
  • Equal Opportunity staff participates in symposium

    If you’ve been on Duke Field for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the R.I.P.D. culture. It’s short for “Readiness, Innovation, Partnership, and Development.” Our Wing Commander believes that these concepts will lead to continued success for the 919th and our mission partners.The 919th SOW's Equal Opportunity office had the
  • Commander commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

    Americans will soon pause to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his enduring legacy of equality and respect for other regardless of their race, gender or religion. His “I Have a Dream” speech given in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. was arguably the most famous of the Civil Rights Movement and still serves as an example of how
  • Commander's holiday message

    As we prepare for the holidays, I’d like to thank you for the numerous sacrifices you and your families have made to support our Air Force and the 919th Special Operations Wing in 2019. The challenges you faced this year were substantial. Yet through it all, your considerable efforts enabled us to maintain our combat readiness while also meeting
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