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The 1st Special Operations Wing (1 SOW) at Hurlburt Field, Florida is one of three United States Air Force active duty Special Operations wings and falls under the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
The 1st Special Operations Wing is a successor organization of the 16th Pursuit Group, one of the 15 original combat air groups formed by the Army before World War II.
The unit’s current emblem was approved on 6 June 1963.
The 16th Pursuit Group’s emblem was approved in 1934. It has four lightning bolts—representing the four assigned squadrons—depicting destruction from the sky.