AFSOC gets the Tacos


Verified SOF
Aug 18, 2007
San Antonio Texas
Sucks to get booted from an F-16's, but this is a good deal for AFSOC.

12/20/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz recently approved the creation of a classic associate unit by aligning elements of the 150th Wing and 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland AFB, N.M.

The 58th SOW, which is a regular Air Force unit, will serve as the host, and will have primary responsibility for the aircraft and its active duty members. As the associate unit, the 150th Wing from the New Mexico Air National Guard, will have primary responsibility for the guardsmen assigned and share the aircraft assigned to the unit.

The primary mission for the new associate unit includes flying training for HC-130P King, MC-130P Combat Shadow, HH-60 Pave Hawk, and UH-1 Iroquois aircraft. Guardsmen from the 150th Wing have already begun training for this mission.

Additionally, guardsmen from the 150th Wing will add secondary missions of rapid, deployable engineering, power production and intelligence targeting.

This new association maintains a cadre of qualified flight instructors with long-term continuity and preserves New Mexico Air National Guard manpower to support state emergencies.
Tidbits of fact to share...:cool: the 551st Special Operations Squadron under the 58th Special Operations Wing chartered to train mission-ready aircrew for Air Force Special Operations Command. But the 551st was inactivated in 2007, in anticipation of the MH- 53 Pave Low retirement. But lucky, DoD decided to add the newly CV-22 into the USSOCOM/AFSOC A/C inventory.

However, the relationship between 551st SOS and 58th SOW is now apart of it's expanding msn (Mission) for New Mexico and so, it's continuing growth for AFSOC. :)

Although, Kirtland Air Force Base which resides with in Albuquerque, has a little more to offer to it's active duty personnel and families...other than of desolate AFSOC bases....:rolleyes: hummm

Nevertheless, nice place to go TDY.

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