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  • Soaking up retirement

    Master Sgt. Glenn Miller, 859th Special Operations Squadron, reacts as he is hosed down by fellow Airmen after completing his retirement fini flight at Duke Field, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017. The traditional planeside event celebrated Miller’s 31 years of service to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)
  • Citizen Air Commandos welcome new leader

    The 919th Special Operations Wing’ Citizen Air Commandos welcomed their new commander, Col. Col. Frank "Les" Bradfield III, during an assumption of command ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., Aug. 6.Bradfield accepted the wing’s guidon from Maj. Gen. Bruce Miller, 10th Air Force commander, symbolizing the beginning of his command of the 919th SOW.“It’s
  • 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
  • Worth the wait

    A popular local eatery will once again offer its coveted home style meals to employees at Duke Field who want a convenient place to dine without having to leave the installation.Desi’s Downtown Restaurant will operate a satellite location at Duke Field serving buffet-style hot lunches as well a variety of short order menu items.“Desi's will bring
  • 919th Civil Engineers: More than meets the eye

    Civil engineers encompass a wide range of jobs that are critical to maintaining military installations and ensuring the mission is completed, both at home and abroad. Members of the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron are a group of hard-working individuals who are anything but typical. Maj. Austin Lovejoy, 919th SOCES commander,
  • 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
  • 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
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