Tuesday, November 5, 2013

1 SOAOS activates at Hurlburt

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The 1st Special Operations Air Operations Squadron stood up during a squadron activation ceremony Nov. 1. The 1st SOAOS mission is to integrate 1st Special Operations Wing assets into Special Operations Forces training events, support U.S. Special Operations Command-direct missions, and execute tactical-level command and control of all U.S aircraft and deploying 1st SOW aircraft. Col. William West, 1st SOW commander, presided over the ceremony and passed the 1st SOAOS guideon to Lt. Col. Phil Forbes, 1st SOAOS commander. (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing, 11/01/13)