Wednesday, October 3, 2012

6th SOS moves to Duke

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- After a long history with the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, the 6th Special Operations Squadron has made the transition to the 919th Special Operations Wing at nearby Duke Field, Fla., and transferring command to the Air Force Special Operations Training Center. The squadron is receiving a new fleet of a single aircraft instead of moving its assortment of rotary wing and turboprop aircraft. The new aircraft, the C-145A Skytruck, is a light-cargo and passenger plane. The 6th SOS is a combat aviation advisory unit whose mission is to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in airpower employment, sustainment and force integration. (Source: 1st Special Operations Public Affairs, 10/01/12)