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  • Wing announces January promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in January:Master Sergeant: Adam MillerTechnical Sergeant: John Barnes, Evren Kozanlioglu, Martin Lilland Jr., David Marlow, Terry Posten and Keith ProzeStaff Sergeant: Austin Holgerson, Aaron Orso and Juan RodriguezSenior Airman: Andyia Brown and Noah
  • Crestview officials visit Duke Field

    Col. Kevin Merrill, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, presents a lithograph to City of Crestview Mayor J.B. Whitten following a visit to Duke Field, Fla. by several city officials Dec. 17, 2019. The visit enabled city officials to receive an update on the wing's diverse mission and an opportunity to meet with several Citizen Air Commandos assigned to the northwest Florida base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile)
  • Wing announces December promotions

    DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in December:Master Sergeant:Justin BaileyJarrod BarnesClaire McKayJover RomualdoTechnical Sergeant:Richard AringIan CoxtrainDante DavisTawana EdwardsChristopher HernandezJonathan JohnsonKyle Van DykeSenior Airman:Alexandria CummingsZatavia
  • Taylor made for this

    Maj. Samuel Taylor, 919th Security Forces Squadron commander, is the recipient of the Lt. Joseph D. Helton leadership award. Taylor earned the honor for exemplary leadership at the security forces technical school. The award was named after Joseph Helton, a security forces member from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., who was killed after he volunteered to extend his deployment in 2009. Helton raised his hand because his deployed unit needed help after he was scheduled to return home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Gentile).
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

    The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
  • Recruiters meet goal, still looking for new talent

    Most everyone in the Air Force has had that moment, in an office with the buzzy fluorescent lights, sitting nervously as a recruiter rattled off dozens of acronyms resembling a language that was native to a foreign land. With time and a few questions along the way, the road becomes much clearer. It’s this process that brings new energy,
  • Big Blue steals the show

    The bomb sat in a small warehouse, surrounded by parts of airplanes and repair equipment. Every footstep resonated off of the tin walls, and its thick green shell had already accumulated a thin layer of dust in the few days its arrival.The armament easily dwarfed everything else in the room, and took center stage even among the other
  • New uniform timeline on schedule

    Trainees entering into Basic Military Training at the 37th Training Wing the first week of October were the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. When Air Force officials announced last year they were adopting the Army OCP as the official utility uniform, they developed a three-year rollout timeline across the
  • Making fitness fun

    Mr. Jared Kist, strength and conditioning specialist for the Preservation of the Force and Family Program at Duke Field, leads Citizen Air Commandos in exercises intended to cool down after an intense workout July 31, 2019. Fitness specialists are offerring a Strength Training Clinic to all Duke Field employees Oct. 4, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the fitness pad. The clinic will provide an introduction to strength training as well as instruction on proper movements for lifts and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
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