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  • 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
  • Wolfhound check up

    Senior Master Sgt. Bill Bethke, 711th Special Operations Squadron, completes his postflight checks on a C-146 Wolfhound at Duke Field, Fla., Oct. 21. The Air Force Special Operations Wing aircraft are used specifically in the training and operation of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s nonstandard aviation mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.
  • November commander's suggestion box responses

    The 919th Special Operations Wing commander installed commander's comments/suggestion boxes at various locations around the base. When the questions/comments are applicable wing-wide they will be published on the home page and members who provide their name and contact information will be contacted directly.Here are
  • Wolfhound flight checks

    Senior Master Sgt. Bill Bethke, 711th Special Operations Squadron, completes his postflight checks on a C-146 Wolfhound at Duke Field, Fla., Oct. 21. The Air Force Special Operations Wing aircraft are used specifically in the training and operation of the 919th Special Operations Wing’s nonstandard aviation mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.
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