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Unit Details

Strength
Wing
 
Type
Combat - Command Element
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Description
Located just to the west of Mary Ester, Florida. Along U.S. 98 bordering the Gulf of Mexico.


Reports To
Air Force Wings
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
Unit Web Links
1st Special Operations Wing (AFSOC) Fact Sheet
182 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Alday, Chalmos Norton, Maj, (1968-1993)
  • Aliff, Jack, SMSgt, (1963-1993)
  • Amen, Benjamin, SSgt, (2002-2008)
  • Anderson, William, Sgt, (1977-1981)
  • Archer, John, MSgt, (1982-2002)
  • Arrington, Latoya, MSgt, (1994-Present)
  • Barley, Steven, SSgt, (2008-2016)
  • Barnes, Greg, SMSgt, (1990-2016)
  • Basinger, Joe, Capt, (1989-1998)
  • Bauer, Gordon, MSgt, (1985-2006)
  • Beaty, Joe, Lt Col, (1967-1991)
  • Bickel, Les, MSgt, (1965-1987)
  • Blackburn, John, SMSgt, (1967-1987)
  • Booth, Jack, Maj, (1966-1993)
  • Bovee, Anthony, TSgt, (1979-1998)
  • Britton, Charles, SSgt, (1979-1993)
  • Brogdon, James, TSgt, (1966-1978)
  • Brunson, Patrick, SrA, (1978-1982)
  • Bryant, James, MSgt, (1986-2011)
  • Burnett, John, Sgt, (1985-1993)
  • Carman, Warren, MSgt, (1966-1992)
  • Carr, Billy, MSgt, (1967-1987)
  • Carrigan, Jim, SSgt, (1971-1977)
  • Clem, Brian, TSgt, (1997-2008)
  • Colón-López, Ramón, CCM, (1990-Present)
  • Coleman, Sharosha, SSgt, (1999-2011)
  • Colledge, Laremy, TSgt, (2001-2015)
  • Conway, Brian, SSgt, (1977-1986)
  • Cook, David, MSgt, (1991-2010)
  • Costa, RJ, MSgt, (1977-2003)
  • Cross, JC, MSgt, (1993-Present)
  • Cullen, Paul, SrA, (1981-1985)
  • CUMMINGS, HAROLD, Sgt, (1972-1976)
  • Cunliffe, Hillis, SMSgt, (1967-1990)
  • Dannar, Daniel, TSgt, (1992-2008)
  • Davis, Lawrence, SSgt, (1982-1986)
  • Dipasquale, Brian, A1C, (2007-2008)
  • Doyal, Don, MSgt, (1971-1991)
  • Duperault, Gerald, MSgt, (1966-1986)
  • Edwards, Michael, MSgt, (1971-1993)
  • Ellington, Kenneth, Capt, (2004-Present)
  • Ervin, Anthony, TSgt, (1995-Present)
 

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Unit History
 
Battle/Operations History
 
Unit News and Information
Current News Link (Mar 01, 2016) 
http://www.hurlburt.af.mil/Home.aspx
 
Unit Timeline
1st Special Operations Wing
Lineage. Authorized on the inactive list as 16 Pursuit Group on 24 Mar 1923. Activated on 1 Dec 1932. Redesignated as: 16 Pursuit Group (Interceptor) on 6 Dec 1939; 16 Fighter Group on 15 May 1942. ... More
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2016
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Criteria
The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to active duty, Guard, and Reserve units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services for at least 90 continuous day ... More
Description
1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sept 2011
2011
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Criteria
The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to active duty, Guard, and Reserve units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services for at least 90 continuous day ... More
Description
1 July 2005 - 30 June 2009
2009
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 July 2005 - 30 June 2007
2007
Designated 1st Special Operations Wing from 16th Special Operations Wing
Designated 1st Special Operations Wing from 16th Special Operations Wing
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2006
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 July 2003 - 30 June 2005
2005
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 Jul 2001 - 30 June 2003
2003
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 July 1999 - 30 Jun 2001
2001
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 June 1997 - 31 May 1999
1999
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 Jun 1995 - 31 May 1997
1997
Hurricane Erin
Hurricane Erin made landfall Aug 3, 1995 Col Norton A. (Norty) Schwartz, was ride out Commander in the Command Post
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1995
Hurricane Opal
Hurricane Opal made landfall Oct. 4, 1995
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1995
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
16 Apr 1992 - 15 Apr 1994
1994
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1991
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1991
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 May 1988 - 30 Apr 1990
1990
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
Description
Panama
1990
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 May 1985 - 30 Apr 1987
1987
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 May 1982 - 30 Apr 1984
1984
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
Description
Granada
1983
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
16 May 1980 - 30 Apr 1982
1982
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
15 July 1979 - 15 May 1980
1980
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 Jan 1976 - 31 Mar 1977
1977
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
1 July 1969 - 15 April 1971
1971
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Pre 2014)
Criteria
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospital ... More
Description
July 1963 - June 1965
1965
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
Description
Burma and India Mar - May 20, 1944
1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or, ... More
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Central Berma
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
India / Berma
1943
 
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