Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wing activated at Hurlburt

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center was deactivated and the 492nd Special Operations Wing activated during a ceremony here Wednesday. Col. Nathan Green, who assumed command of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center last July, took command of the new wing. Like the organization it replaces, the 492nd SOW’s mission is to train, educate and equipping special operators and perform test and evaluations of special operations programs and equipment. The wing’s forerunner is the 492nd Bombardment Group, which flew special operations missions in World War II. The name was a cover for its real mission – flying heavily modified B-24s behind German territory to deliver agents and supplies to the resistance. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/10/17)