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  • Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program rolls on

    Reserve members and families from Duke Field recently participated in a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event held in July in Orlando, Florida. It was the first in-person event in over 14 months due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.The Yellow Ribbon Program began in 2008 following a Congressional mandate for the Department of Defense
  • Duke Field transitions to HPCON Charlie

    The 96th Test Wing commander directed all Eglin Air Force Base properties, to include Duke Field, to implement Health Protection Condition Charlie effective Aug. 16.The new measures are intended to protect the work force due to the increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Northwest Florida.“The health and safety of our members and their families is
  • ACC’s chief enlisted personnel manager visits Duke Field

    The 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron recently hosted Air Combat Command’s chief enlisted manager of personnel and used the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues focused on maintaining readiness of Citizen Airmen throughout the wing.Chief Master Sgt. Kelly Herndon shared her perspective on the current state of Air Force
  • Wing announces August promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in the month of August.
  • 919th SOW celebrates 50th anniversary, recalls early years

    Retired Brig. Gen. Donald E. Haugen writes about the early years of the 919th Special Operations Wing, transcribed from 1996 edition of the Midnight Express, the unit's discontinued newspaper.
  • Fitness test is back with a new look

    Airmen at the 919th Special Operations Wing will notice some changes to the scoring for the Air Force fitness test, which resumed July 1, 2021 after a lengthy pandemic-induced delay.“The biggest change is the separation of the body composition [waist measurement] from the aerobic and muscular portion of the fitness test,” said Jessie Ecklund, 919th
  • Emergency management vital to safety, readiness

    Whether preparing for a natural disaster or man-made chaos, the Emergency Management flight of the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron works behind the scenes to keep Citizen Air Commandos safe. Master Sgt. Jessica Mango leads the way for the EM team. She acts as a liaison between Duke Field and Eglin Air Force Base distributing
  • Recruiting steady despite COVID-19 challenges

    Recruiters developed new ways to get enlistees into the U.S. Air Force despite pandemic challenges by using live video communication and online record processing. Recruiting figures stayed steady throughout the fiscal year with recruiters expecting to reach their end goal. Combat Aviation Advisors, civil engineers, and security forces members are all high in demand.
  • Grandy takes command

    The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomed Col. Jason Grandy, and bid farewell to Col. Kevin Merrill during a change of command ceremony at Duke Field, Florida, July 11, 2021.Merrill, who arrived in August 2019, relinquished command to Grandy making him the 17th commander of the 919th SOW.“[Jason], welcome to the best job you’ll ever have,” said
  • Commander reflects on past, looks to future

    A wing change of command ceremony will take place July 11, 2021 at Duke Field, Florida. The ceremony will mark the moment 919th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. Kevin J. Merrill, hands over the guidon to his successor. This symbolic gesture can be one the most difficult changes for a commander when it appears the work associated with the job
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