Flag returns to Hurlburt

CNJ Staff

The 1st Special Operations Wing flag returns to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Thursday during a redesignation ceremony of the 16th SOW, according to a 16th SOW Public Affairs press release.

It will be the first time the 1st SOW flag has flown at Hurlburt Field since Oct. 1, 1993, when Air Force officials redesignated the wing as the 16th SOW, the release reads.

The 16th SOW is to stand up at Cannon Air Force Base in October 2007.

Thursday’s ceremony is being held in conjunction with Hurlburt Field’s “Heritage to Horizons” event, which also celebrates the arrival of the CV-22 Osprey to Air Force Special Operations Command and the Air Force’s 60th birthday.

Lt. Gen. Mike Wooley, AFSOC commander, will pilot the Osprey scheduled to arrive at Hurlburt during an arrival ceremony, the release reads.