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  • Teaching the Commando new tricks

    The C-130J is an incredibly versatile aircraft, and since it’s creation, it’s landed on rough fields, in arctic locations and even an aircraft carrier Yet, it cannot land on water, which covers about 71% of the planet. As national strategic objectives shift focus to littoral regions, Air Force Special Operations Command is advancing new approaches to expand the multi-mission platform's runway independence and expeditionary capacity.
  • Duke Field welcomes new JAG

    Lt. Col. Deborah Klein, 919th Special Operation Wing's newest judge advocate, takes time for a photo in her office at Duke Field, Fla. Sept. 11, 2021. Klein is a Traditional Reservist who specializes in operational and international environmental law. Her office is open during Unit Training Assembly weekends to support commanders with military justice issues while assisting members with legal readiness through the use of wills, powers of attorney, and Service Members Civil Relief Act inquiries.
  • Duke Field members reflect on response to 9-11

    Citizen Air Commandos of the 919th Special Operations Wing are trained to be ready and resilient to execute global special operations “Anytime...Anyplace.” The mobilization of Reservists at Duke Field following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America exemplifies the responsibility 919th SOW members have and why they train to maintain their readiness
  • Tactical Communications "Anytime...Anyplace"

    Senior Airman Dominique Dameron sets up a data satellite during exercise Patriot Warrior at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug.10, 2021. The satellite provides communication capabilities for Airmen at the base. Patriot Warrior, one of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command’s largest field training exercises, simulates a combat environment to provide Citizen
  • Duke Field plans drive-through vaccinations for Reservists

    To ensure the readiness of Citizen Air Commandos, the 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron has begun ordering the Comirnaty vaccine—previously known as the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and anticipate to have it available during the September Unit Training Assembly.
  • Air Force Reserve supports one of the largest airlift operations in history

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are playing a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of the largest airlift operations in history, as Airmen are supporting the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan.
  • New Force Generation model builds high-end readiness, sustainability for Joint Force

    The Air Force announced today it is in the final phases of transitioning to a new force generation model to balance today’s combatant commander needs while building high-end readiness for the future.
  • UDM brings invaluable experience to position

    Richard Bullock is a UDM for the 919th Special Operations Mission Support Group who brings valuable deployment experience to his job and commitment to making sure other Airmen are always ready to go.
  • Fitness test is back with a new look

    Airmen at the 919th Special Operations Wing will notice some changes to the scoring for the Air Force fitness test, which resumed July 1, 2021 after a lengthy pandemic-induced delay.“The biggest change is the separation of the body composition [waist measurement] from the aerobic and muscular portion of the fitness test,” said Jessie Ecklund, 919th
  • Daughter follows father's footsteps to the 919th SOW

    Examples of generations of families serving at Duke Field can be found all around the 919th Special Operations Wing. One of those examples is in the 919th SOW command post where Staff Sgt. Kaydee Goleta, the noncommissioned officer in charge of command post operations, helps oversee a variety of tasks essential to the mission of the 919th SOW and
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