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  • A taste of home for the holidays

    Senior Airman Jasmine Young, 859th Special Operations Squadron aviation records management specialist, prepares a care package December 20, 2019 at Duke Field, Fla., for Active Duty and Reserve members who are deployed for the holidays. The 859th SOS provides unmatched mobility, logistical and medical support on behalf of joint special operations in five theaters around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile)
  • MH-139A Grey Wolf Naming Ceremony

    From left, General Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and Col. Michael Jiru, Air Force Materiel Command program executive officer, depart the the MH-139 aircraft shortly after their arrival Dec. 19, 2019, Duke Field, Fla. The aircraft depicted is set to replace the U.S. Air Force's fleet of UH-1N aircraft and has capability
  • Wing announces December promotions

    DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- The following 919th Special Operations Wing enlisted Citizen Air Commandos were promoted in December:Master Sergeant:Justin BaileyJarrod BarnesClaire McKayJover RomualdoTechnical Sergeant:Richard AringIan CoxtrainDante DavisTawana EdwardsChristopher HernandezJonathan JohnsonKyle Van DykeSenior Airman:Alexandria CummingsZatavia
  • Fitness guru keeps Duke Field fit to fight

    Physical fitness is so engrained in the military way of life, most Citizen Air Commandos don’t think twice about what it takes to run their wing’s fitness program. They show up on the scheduled date and time, take their fitness assessment, and then get back to the business of providing combat capability.At the 919th Special Operations Wing,
  • Big Blue steals the show

    The bomb sat in a small warehouse, surrounded by parts of airplanes and repair equipment. Every footstep resonated off of the tin walls, and its thick green shell had already accumulated a thin layer of dust in the few days its arrival.The armament easily dwarfed everything else in the room, and took center stage even among the other
  • New uniform timeline on schedule

    Trainees entering into Basic Military Training at the 37th Training Wing the first week of October were the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. When Air Force officials announced last year they were adopting the Army OCP as the official utility uniform, they developed a three-year rollout timeline across the
  • Duke Field community center sports new vibe

    The Duke Field Community Center, formerly known as “The Outpost,” has a new look and feel.Duke Field Services hosted the grand re-opening Oct. 5, 2019 to showcase a number of improvements to the facility.The official ribbon cutting included remarks by Col. Kevin Merrill, 919th Special Operations Wing commander, followed by live entertainment and
  • Making fitness fun

    Mr. Jared Kist, strength and conditioning specialist for the Preservation of the Force and Family Program at Duke Field, leads Citizen Air Commandos in exercises intended to cool down after an intense workout July 31, 2019. Fitness specialists are offerring a Strength Training Clinic to all Duke Field employees Oct. 4, 2019 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the fitness pad. The clinic will provide an introduction to strength training as well as instruction on proper movements for lifts and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • We proudly serve

    Ms. Karissa Frystin, Starbucks Regional Operations Specialist, reviews the recipe book for the coffee chain's wide range of beverages with Mr. David Hunter during training at Duke Field, Fla., Sept. 27, 2019. Hunter will be one of several barista's at the Drink Spot on base. Officials from the 919th Special Operations Wing are planning to open the coffee shop Oct. 1, 2019 offering a wide range of beverages to customers in an effort to improve resiliency and quality of life for employees at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • Resiliency series helps Duke Field Airmen deal with life events

    On a typical drill weekend, members of the 919th Special Operations Wing participated in something very atypical for the Air Force Reserve – a class on successful parenting strategies.A brainchild of the Air Force Reserve's only Resiliency Support Team, the resiliency series offers educational seminars on various topics impacting the lives of the
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