Two special ops units to move from Eglin to Hurlburt

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM.

The squadrons will be housed in existing facilities. The move required no new construction, which drove down cost, he said.

Blom said Eglin’s command staff has been helpful throughout.

“Eglin has been gracious through this whole process and supported the move from start to finish,” he said.

Anyone affected by the move who lives in Eglin housing will be allowed to stay if they choose, Blom said.

The move is set to take place in May and June. An official ceremony is tentatively set for May 22, the anniversary of Air Force Special Operations Command standing up at Hurlburt in 1990.

Col. William Holt, vice commander of the 1st SOW, said the move is a great step forward.

“By moving the two squadrons to Hurlburt, we will consolidate resources and gain significant efficiencies with our MC-130 maintenance teams,” he said in a written statement.

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