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  • MQ-9s demonstrate new capabilities in Emerald Flag

    Air Force Special Operations Command’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise participated in an Emerald Flag exercise here Oct. 17-20 2022, using the large force event to demonstrate the Agile Combat Employment of MQ-9 Reaper aircraft anywhere in the world.Emerald Flag is a multi-domain exercise

  • Draco crew excels despite adversity in Afghanistan withdrawal

    Garbage and signs of carnage lined the runway of Kabul International Airport days after the Afghani government’s collapse. American forces and their allies were dispersed across the airfield attempting to maintain security as the remaining troops make their way back home. Intermittent gunfire

  • More than 50 years later, 919th SOW still leading from the front

    In the minutes just after midnight, a large formation of aircraft entered the southwest side of North Vietnam just a few hundred feet above the tree tops in the valley between the mountains. It was November 21, 1970.The controls of the C-130 were sluggish, and large inputs were needed any time the

  • Duke Field Airman among newest DAGREs

    A lone security forces Airman ran through plumes of purple smoke while fighting off opposing forces before taking cover behind a building with their own ammunition flying through the streets of the mock village.The sound of gunfire consumed the "city" comprised largely of shipping containers while

  • 919th SOG welcomes new commander

    The 919th Special Operations Group welcomed a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony at Duke Field Feb. 5, 2022.

  • Combat Aviation Advisors participate in airdrop competition

    The luxury of readily available gear and resources is not always a reality for Combat Aviation Advisors working with partner nations in remote locations. These unique situations have led CAAs to find innovative ways to help partner nations accomplish their missions with resources and budgets that

  • IRON team hosts resiliency summit

    The Integrated Resilience Optimization Network hosted its second annual Building Resilient Leaders Summit and used the venue as an opportunity to provide attendees with tools and resources to better support their Airmen.“It’s a chance to give our rising stars some leadership development courses,”

  • 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