An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 3, 2014.The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

Commentaries

  • Wing pauses, remembers 9-11 attacks 20 years later

    Today marks the 20th Anniversary since that calm September morning in 2001 when our country, our people and our way of life came under attack.As we look back on those darkest of days, we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were taken far too soon. We look past the smoke, the flames and the

  • Commander issues Labor Day message

    Citizen Air CommandosToday we observe Labor Day, a time in which we honor the important role of our Nation’s workforce in preserving freedom and our way of life. It is a time for us to enjoy the fruits of our labor with friends and family. Many of us will celebrate by spending a day at the beach or

  • Commander issues Independence Day message

    Citizen Air Commandos & Families,On this, America’s 245th birthday, I am reminded how blessed we are by the foresight of our Nation’s founders who immortalized their vision of a free nation by signing the Declaration of Independence.Their belief that all Americans have a right to life, liberty and

  • Memorial Day message from the commander

    Citizen Air Commandos & Families,This Memorial Day weekend Americans will take time to remember those who died in service to our nation.Many have selflessly answered our nation’s call in the time of need. The Tuskegee Airmen, Doolittle Raiders and the Special Tactics Airmen who fought at the Battle

  • Thanksgiving message from the commander

    Fellow Citizen Air Commandos, Since Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, Americans from all backgrounds have set aside time at the end of November to give thanks. Thanksgiving is a day that allows us to slow down and take a moment to reflect on the many blessings we have

  • Veterans Day message from the commander

    Fellow Citizen Air CommandosOn November 11th, people throughout the United States will pause to offer their deepest gratitude and appreciation to our Veterans – those past and present who have worn our country’s uniform. Since 1919, Americans have set aside this day to honor and celebrate veterans

  • Labor Day message from the commander

    Labor Day is about celebrating the contributions of workers that provide strength, prosperity, and well-being to our nation. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of each of you as you contribute to the mission of the 919th Special Operations Wing.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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