Monday, December 23, 2013

Hurlburt CV-22s hit by gunfire

Three Hurlburt Field CV-22 Ospreys were hit by gunfire on Saturday in South Sudan while trying to evacuate American citizens from a remote region. Four U.S. service members were injured but are in stable condition. Air Force Col. Bill West, commander of Hurlburt's 1st Special Operations Wing, confirmed the wing's aircraft were involved. "This is not uncommon for us as we are the most deployed wing in the Air Force currently conducting operations all over the world,” he said. The Ospreys are assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/22/13)