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  • Gen. Charles Q. Brown nominated to be next Air Force Chief of Staff

    If confirmed by the Senate, Gen. Charles Q. Brown would assume one of the two highest positions in the Air Force from Gen. David L. Goldfein, who is retiring June 30 after four years as Chief of Staff. Brown would be the first African-American to serve as a service chief.
  • 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.
  • Reservists with computer language skills wanted

    Reserve Citizen Airmen with computer language knowledge now have the opportunity to put their coding skills to use for the Air Force.By completing the Computer Language Self-Assessment (CLSA) on myPers, qualified Airmen may be selected for temporary duty assignments across the Air Force.“Reservists bring the warrior ethos that we need to ensure
  • CSAF shares insight, expectations

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the main Air University campus Aug. 7, at Maxwell Air Force Base.The purpose of his visit was to address the students of Air War College and Air Command Staff College as they begin their academic year, as well as speaking with the university’s faculty on development and hear their questions
  • Air Force officials announce tour length changes

    The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training leaders, Air Education and Training Command technical training instructors with prefix “T”, “J”, or “X” and stateside professional military education instructors was announced July 1, renewing the focus on increasing operational readiness and improving Airmen resiliency.
  • Security forces in training

    Master Sgt. Kay Williams, 919th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, treats blisters on her feet moments after she and fellow team members completed a seven-mile ruck march May 5, 2018 near Duke Field, Fla. The event was part of overall Critical Individual Task training for the SOSFS Airmen, a program that precedes more advanced special
  • Generally speaking

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visits with Air Commandos and their Reserve counterparts at Duke Field, Florida during his visit to the base July 26, 2017. While here, Webb received an update on specialized missions involving Duke's Combat Aviation Advisors, Non Standard Aviation assets and special operations
  • Duke Field commander bids farewell after 22 years

    Col. James M. Phillips relinquished command of the 919th Special Operations Wing July 8. Before he departed, he answered a few questions about his time here and shared some parting words for the base population and local community. What are your thoughts as you wrap up a tour of duty at Duke Field that has spanned more than two decades? I came
  • Former 919 SOW commander dies

    The 919th Special Operations Wing mourns the passing of one of its former commanders -- Brig. Gen. Mark Stogsdill.Stogsdill passed away July 19, 2016 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.Stogsdill assumed command of the 919th SOW in 1998 during a period of significant change in the unit's history. The wing had recently converted from the
  • Eagle Claw: A special ops family legacy

    April 24, 2016 marks the 36th anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw, the ill-fated joint U.S. military attempt to rescue 53 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days. For one Duke Field reservist, that day in history hits close to home.Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Beyers, 2nd Special Operations Squadron superintendent, remembers that day all too
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