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1ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS LOGISTICS READINESS SQ|
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1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron emblem significance: Blue represents the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow signifies the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The gear cog represents the unit's logistics functions. The winged dagger signifies the unit's support to Air Force Special Operations mission. The globe denotes the support the unit provides to the command's worldwide mission.
The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron is comprised of eight flights providing total support to the 1st Special Operations Wing and associate units by meeting a full spectrum of logistic needs through the efficient supply of material and fuels, the expert management and maintenance of the vehicle fleet, the performance of traffic management service and the planning and management of the entire mobilization process to ensure an accurate and rapid response in the wing's commitment to support global military operations.
Responsibilities include: Deployment planning, training, and execution; operating, and maintaining a fleet of vehicles and equipment; supply services; fuels support; cargo receiving, packaging/crating and shipping services; personal property and base wide passenger services; and air cargo and passenger terminal operations.
The Vehicle Maintenance Flight manages a fleet of a approximately 600 base-wide vehicles and trains all vehicle control officers. This flight shoulders the responsibility of keeping the wing's vehicle fleet in service at all times.
Vehicle Operations Flight provides transportation services on demand for Hurlburt Field to include DV support, base taxi, flight line operations and cargo pick up and delivery services, and government driver's license issue.
The Traffic Management Flight conducts all household goods transactions and procures government-directed travel for PCS and TDY personnel. They are responsible for the expedient packing, shipping, and receiving of all Air Force assets for Hurlburt Field. In addition, this flight is responsible for providing a variety of services to include loading and unloading vehicles during Hurricane Evacuations and Wing Deployment Exercises.
The Readiness Flight serves as the installation's deployment execution and planning nerve center during deployments, exercises and contingency sorties. They conduct all personnel and cargo deployment processing and store and maintain mobility bags and base defense weapons. It is also the installation's manager for the War Readiness Materiel program as well as the Support Agreement program. In addition, the Unit Control Center is located within the readiness flight providing command and control for the squadron.
The Air Terminal Operations Flight is responsible for loading and unloading passenger and cargo aircraft in support of the 1st SOW and tenant units' mobility requirements. They operate special purpose vehicles and inspect/process vehicles and equipment for airlift. This flight also supports the 1st SOW unilateral airdrop training in performing drop zone recovery operations and airdrop malfunction investigations.
The Materiel Management Flight stocks, stores, issues, and receives thousands of line items of supplies and equipment. They also manage the Mobility Readiness Spares Packages for 1st SOW aircraft. Their services include a Flight Service Center, Helicopter Parts Store and C-130 Parts Store.
The Fuels Management Flight provides 24/7 servicing of aviation fuel, ground fuel, and cryogenic products to support all assigned and transient aircraft. They sustain a unique forward area refueling point (FARP) capability that trains and supports team members Air Force-wide on combat critical ground refueling techniques and tactics in remote and hostile enemy areas.
Finally, the Management Systems Flight provides training, resources and the systems required to ensure the efficient and effective operation of squadron processes. It is the primary liaison between base customers and the Regional Supply Squadron. The flight provides interface with internal and external customers and monitors performance to ensure quality service and accountability. With its diversified cadre of highly trained and motivated people, the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron is prepared to satisfy the numerous and diverse missions of Hurlburt Field.
Constituted 16th Depot Supply Squadron on 5 Jan 1942. Activated on 28 Jan 1942. Inactivated on 23 Oct 1945. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and redesignated 16th Supply Squadron, on 31 Jul 1985. Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with 1st Special Operations Supply Squadron which was constituted on 23 Feb 1993. Activated on 24 Mar 1993. Redesignated: 16th Supply Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 16th Logistics Readiness Squadron on 1 Jan 2003; 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron on 16 November 2006.
16th Air Depot Group, 5 Jan 1942-23 Oct 1945. 1st Special Operations Logistics (later, 16th Logistics) Group, 24 Mar 1993; 16th Mission Support Group, 1 Oct 2002; 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, 16 November 2006-.
Duncan Field, TX, 28 Jan 1942; Stinson Field, TX, 15 Oct 1942; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 10 May-9 Jun 1943; LaSenia, Algeria, 21 Jun 1943; Maison Blanche, Algeria, 8 Jul 1943; Ajaccio, Corsica, c. 25 Feb 1944; Furiani, Corsica, c. 25 Mar 1945; Cattolica, Italy, 17 Apr 1945; Naples, Italy, 16 May-23 Oct 1945. Hurlburt Field, FL, 24 Mar 1993-.
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Blue represents the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow signifies the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The gear cog represents the unit's logistics functions. The winged dagger signifies the unit's support to Air Force Special Operations mission. The globe denotes the support the unit provides to the command's worldwide mission.
Point Of Contact
1st Special Operations Wing
Public Affairs Office
624 Cruz Ave.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544-5271
DSN 579-7190 or (850) 884-7190