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  • A hand in the door and a foot on the ground

    An Okaloosa County patrol car arrived just as the sun was setting over Hurlburt Field. Six vehicles sat motionless as smoke billowed from damaged cars, debris was scattered across the roadway, and a bloodied man was pinned to the ground.As the chaos ensued, one Airman stayed grounded.“I’m telling you, I've never felt that feeling,” said Senior
  • 919th SOCES Equipment Training

    Airman 1st Class Eric Johnson, 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and heavy construction equipment specialist, operates a bulldozer, Jan. 11, 2019, Duke Field, Fla. Johnson is a Citizen Air Commando who is training to use the bulldozer during a unit training assembly weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan
  • HQ ARPC strengthens partnerships, educates Airmen on record review boards

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center hosted the Air Force Review Boards Agency for a full-day of discussions and breakout sessions here, Jan.15, 2020. Personnel related issues that make it to the level of the AF Review board frequently involve divisions within HQ ARPC such as separations, DD 214s and awards and decorations. “ARPC is part of
  • Fine and Grandy day

    Col. Jason Grandy, 919th Special Operations Group commander, thanks Col. Kevin Merrill (left), 919th Special Operations Wing commander, for providing him with such a unique leadership opportunity during the assumption of command ceremony Jan. 11, 2020 at Duke Field, Fla. Grandy returns to the 919th SOW after completing a tour on the staff at Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile).
  • Reservist how-to guide for transferring Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits

    Prior to applying for the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) you must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DoDI 1341.13, Change 1, Post-9/11 GI Bill and AFI 36-2649, Voluntary Education Program, Attachment 13.  NOTE: Airmen must have a minimum of 6 years of service and no more than 16 years (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) effective
  • 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).
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