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)


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thanksgiving message from the commander

    Citizen Air CommandosAs we prepare to enter the Holiday season, I’d like to thank you and your families for your selfless sacrifice an unwavering dedication to our nation’s defense. More than 51 million Americans will travel to visit family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re

  • Commander shares Veterans Day message

    Citizen Air Commandos Communities throughout the United States will pause today to show their gratitude to service members past and present on Veterans Day. It’s a day of honor. Veteran’s Day is about what happens when we have achieved our objective in combat and when our sons and daughters who have

  • Enhancing trust transforms organizations

    In my last commentary, I rolled out three individual lines of effort – comprehensive readiness, deliberate talent management and enhancing organizational trust – to align with our strategic priorities. Today, I want to focus on LOE3, enhancing organizational trust.During my most recent trip to