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  • Service celebrated

    Staff Sgt. Brian Ploof, 919th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, educates a young visitor about the M-870 shotgun at the Military Appreciation Recognition Celebration in Crestview, Fla., May 20, 2017. The annual event affords a unique opportunity for Crestview area citizens to meet military members and thank them for their service in
  • Vice talks AFROTC

    Col. David Hanson, 919th Special Operations Wing vice commander, makes remarks as featured speaker for the University of West Florida's Air Force ROTC Detachment 014 commencement and commissioning ceremony May 5, 2017 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Hanson, who likewise was commissioned through the AFROTC, implored the new second lieutenants to find
  • May promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in May:Senior master sergeant:Wesley BrantleyLarysa GreeneUrsula MoleyMaster sergeant:Alvin Smith IIITechnical sergeant:Bryan BarnhartDarius DinkinsJeremy HosbeinJoseph SmithWilliam SteeleStaff sergeant:Brendan RichmondClayton TateSenior airman:Deangel EppsMarcus
  • Webb shares AFSOC priorities with Citizen Air Commandos

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited the 919th Special Operations Wing here Feb. 4, 2017Webb explained what it takes to accomplish AFSOC’s priorities. His examples tied back to how significant the 919th SOW is to the command being ready today, relevant tomorrow and resilient always.“The kinds of challenges
  • 10th AF commander visits Citizen Air Commandos

    The Citizen Air Commandos at the 919th Special Operations Wing hosted the 10th Air Force commander, during a visit to the Florida panhandle Jan. 18-20.Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee observed first-hand the work being done in the 919th SOW and discuss the wing’s rapidly evolving mission in support of Air Force Special Operations.“I was expecting to be
  • Combat Aviation Advisor takes on Capitol Hill

    A Duke Field Combat Aviation Advisor will soon exchange his multicam uniforms for a suit and tie and the opportunity to work with policy makers on Capitol Hill. When he does so, Maj. Matthew Gorsuch’s challenges will shift from liaising with foreign contacts in geographic combatant commands, to liaising with members of Congress on Capitol
  • Vice flight

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Practice makes perfect

    Usually a gym bag consists of workout clothes and gym shoes, but for 1st Lt. Bobbie-Jean Johnson, her bag contains something unusual even in today’s gyms. When Johnson opens her bag a clear pair of three-inch stiletto high-heels pokes out.   Every day at the end of her workout she slides on the heels and practices posing in a head-to-toe mirror at