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  • December promotions

    The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in December:Senior master sergeant:Sherry Neklason-RiceJeffrey RushMaster sergeant:Kristina DeanJoseph KimbrellJustin McMurphyHeath OrloskeRickey SchaeferTechnical sergeant:Erica CampbellJason KenyonJeffery Lockwood Jr.Jacob MembrenoJoshua MolyneuxCarla
  • 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
  • Raven Claw: The end is just the beginning for CAA students

    Three times a year, the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron hosts a five-day culmination exercise in which combat aviation advisor students are put in “Palmetto Land,” a simulated partner nation, to teach and conduct missions at various locations on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Eglin Range, Fla., Duke Field, Fla., and Hurlburt
  • 524th SOS relocates from Cannon to Duke Field

    The flag of the 524th Special Operations Squadron is relocating from Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Duke Field, Florida. The unit's move uproots a long legacy with Cannon's host unit, and it joins an organization with a deep, special operations history.
  • 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
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