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Brent Steffensen, a leader of the Alpha Warrior competition, demonstrates how to complete the obstacle course during the Alpha Warrior competition at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 3, 2016. The course was composed of several obstacles including a salmon ladder, three ring ropes and a rope climb. Contestants had to finish the course in under three minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain) Hurlburt hosts Alpha Warrior
Hurlburt Field hosts the Alpha Warrior competition at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 3, 2016. This was the first Alpha Warrior competition held on Hurlburt. The competition is a timed obstacle course designed to push participants to their mental and physical limits.
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Team Hurlburt held a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 2, 2016. In addition to the tree lighting, Air Commandos and families celebrated the holiday season by pinning yellow ribbons on a wreath and receiving a visit from Santa Claus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain) Hurlburt Field lights base Christmas tree
A Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held to celebrate the holiday season at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 2, 2016. In addition to the tree lighting, Air Commandos and their families celebrated by pinning yellow ribbons on a wreath to remember family members who are currently deployed and receiving a visit from Santa Claus.
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Default Air Force Logo Secure trash, food to keep grazing bears away
“Viewing bears wandering by woods or on base should not cause any concern,” said Patricia Williams, the natural and cultural resources program manager with the 1st Special Operations Wing Civil Engineer Squadron. “This is their habitat as well as ours. The best defense against bear-human conflicts lies in securing trash and food.”Bears are a
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A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 30, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training
Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Hart, a radio frequency transmission system supervisor with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, place a Ku Spread Spectrum antenna on a stand before conducting an operations check at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016. The KuSS Antenna is an airborne broadband satellite communication system that transmits data, such as full motion video that is crucial to real time decision making, from pilots to command and control sites where deployed units are operating. The stand that holds the antenna was built by the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight to reduce set-up time, safety issues and risks by keeping the antenna stable while Airmen conduct operation checks and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrea Posey) 1st SOMXS innovation improves training platform
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight built a stand to assist the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron conduct operational checks and training with the Ku Spread Spectrum antenna.
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Default Air Force Logo AC-130J drops first Laser SDB
The 1st Special Operations Group Detachment 2 reached a milestone in the test phase of the AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft, here, late October, after completing the first release of a Laser Guided Small-Diameter Bomb.While this event is historic for the AC-130J, it also highlights the momentum to get the aircraft combat ready to deploy and bring its
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Default Air Force Logo AFSOC announces 1st SOMDG Medical Services Award winners
Air Force Special Operations Command announced the winners of the 2016 Medical Services Awards, Nov. 22, here.The AFMS awards program annually recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to health care, education, training, research, leadership, information technology and communications.“We are extremely appreciative and proud of the
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Senior Airman Sean Mackinnon, a traffic management journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, places a package in a storage bin at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016. The squadron handles as many as 1,500 items daily to be distributed to different squadrons on base, other Air Force installations and deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain) 1 SOLRS D-Flight oversees shipments, receivables
The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron handles inbound and outbound cargo, here. The squadron can handle as many as 1,500 items daily. These items are mission related and, if needed, certain processes can be delayed to ship items immediately to deployed locations.
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Col. Rene Leon’s target sits on the range at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. Leon, the maintenance division chief at Air Force Special Operations Command, placed among the top 10 percent and earned an Excellence in Competition Pistol Badge. (Courtesy photo) 2 AFSOC officers dominate pistol competition
Nearly 200 Airmen from local bases recently participated in a shooting competition here.Each competitor fired 30 rounds using an M-9 government-issued pistol with the hopes of being in the top 10 percent and earning an Excellence in Competition Pistol Badge. The badge is worn on the Air Force dress uniform below the ribbon rack.One of the winners,
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Knutson, a crew chief with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, lays in a hospital bed before going into surgery at a hospital in Washington, D.C. Knutson donated bone marrow to a 14-year-old girl with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body. (Courtesy photo) Air Commando donates bone marrow, saves life
During a blood donation drive, technicians asked him if he wanted to sign up for the bone marrow registry. He agreed, and with a swipe to the inside of his cheek his DNA was entered into the system.Just a few years later this hasty decision turned into a lifesaving procedure for a stranger living in the United Kingdom, England.Close to six months
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