Monday, June 24, 2013

Hurlburt command changes

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- There were several command changes at Hurlburt Field recently. The 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron changed commanders June 17. Maj. Jeffrey Johns took over from Lt. Col. Felix Johnfinn. The 801st SOAMXS performs all equipment maintenance in support of worldwide special operations missions. It supports the CV-22B Osprey hybrid aircraft and MC-130H Talon II aircraft (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing, 06/20/13). The 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron changed commanders June 20. Lt. Col. David Byer took over from Lt. Col. Christopher Patrick. The 1st SOMDOS promotes and maintains the health of 8,000 active-duty, reserve, civilian personnel, and 22,000 beneficiaries (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing, 06/21/13). The 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron changed commanders June 21. Maj. James Cooper took over from Maj. Michael Campos. The 1st SOMXS conducts special operations airlift, helicopter air refueling and psychological operations throughout the United States, South America, Africa and Middle East. (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing, 06/21/13)