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Maj. Ryan Mittelstet, Maj. Brett Cassidy and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Nin were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 21, 2017. While assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Mittelstet, Cassidy and Nin were onboard a CV-22 Osprey conducting a mission to evacuate American citizens during a civil war in Africa. While attempting the evacuation, their aircraft was targeted and hit more than 50 times by surface-to-air fire from ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos receive Distinguished Flying Cross
Three Air Commandos were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony here, April 21, for their heroic achievements during a Dec. 21, 2013, mission in Africa. The DFC is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces, who distinguishes himself or herself in combat in support of operations by heroism or
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Paul Frieson, a designated hitter with the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron's softball team, hits the ball at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 14, 2017. Frieson played during Battle of the Badges – a softball tournament in which police officers and firefighters from Okaloosa County and Hurlburt Field compete to be known as the 2017 Battle of the Badges champion.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) Hurlburt Field hosts Battle of the Badges softball tournament
Hurlburt hosted a softball championship, Battle of the Badges, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 14. The Battle of the Badges is a softball tournament in which police officers and firefighters from Okaloosa County, Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base compete to be known as the 2017 Battle of the Badges champion.
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Airman 1st Class Russel Kanner, a contract administrator with the 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron, runs during a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 5-kilometer run at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 19, 2017. Kanner participated in the 5k run in observance of Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. More than 250 runners participated in this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) Hurlburt hosts SAPR Awareness Month 5K
Hurlburt Field hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 5-kilometer run in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month at the Air Park here, April 19. More than 250 Team Hurlburt members participated in the event. The first 100 runners to finish were given a free t-shirt , and donuts and water were offered at the end of the
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Staff Sgt. Alex Almarales, a special missions aviator with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, conducts preflight inspections of an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 17, 2017. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 4th SOS aircrew fire for readiness
Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conducted a live-fire training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm and 105mm canons, and can take
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Airman Salvador Villa, an installation entry controller with the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, verifies a Common Access Card using the revamped Defense Biometrics Identification System at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. DBIDS is a force-protection tool in the form of a handheld ID card scanner. The scanner is used at gate checkpoints to improve traffic flow and boost security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) DBIDS upgrade allows for faster traffic flow
Air Commandos should notice a difference in traffic at the installation gates due to a Defense Biometrics Identification System upgrade that was implemented March 27, here.DBIDS grants access to the installation through identification and biometric capabilities. The system verifies authorizations and assigns access privileges based on identity,
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Air Commandos arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla., after completing the 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March April 14, 2017. The Airmen completed the final leg of a 450 miles from MacDill Air Force Base honoring fallen Air Force Special Operations Command members. This year’s ruck march is dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, who perished March 14 in a U-28 crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos complete 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March
Air Commandos arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla., after completing the 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March April 14, 2017. The Airmen completed the final leg of a 450 miles from MacDill Air Force Base honoring fallen Air Force Special Operations Command members. This year’s ruck march is dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special
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Lt. Col. Matthew Ziemann, the IW Department Chair for USAFSOS, leads an airpark tour at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. The airpark tour was park of the Contemporary Irregular Warfare Course relating Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft to a lesson on airpower in irregular warfare. (Courtesy Photo) USAFSOS celebrates 50 years of CIWC
For 50 years, the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Schoolhouse, here, has taught the Department of Defense’s longest running course on Irregular Warfare.The Contemporary Irregular Warfare Course is a five-day educational program that presents irregular warfare theory, doctrine, concepts, and examples from the tactical to strategic level through
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Default Air Force Logo AF selects 2017 bowling camp candidates
The Air Force recently selected the candidates for the service's 2017 Bowling Trial Camp May 2-4 at Camp Pendleton, California.Based on each athlete's performance at the camp, coaches will select the top candidates to represent the Air Force at the 2017 Armed Forces Bowling Championship May 5-9 at the Marine base. Congratulations to:Coaches Steven
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Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos
After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and
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Senior Airman Arry Milcette, a crew chief with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, fires an M-16 rifle during a competition at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 4, 2017. Milcette participated in the Excellence in Competition event, a rifle competition held by the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) 1 SOSFS hosts rifle competition
The 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron hosted a rifle competition, here, April 4. More than 300 Air Commandos participated in the Excellence in Competition, a rifle shooting competition, in which the top 10 percent will be awarded an Excellence in Competition Rifleman Badge. The Excellence in Competition Rifleman Badge is authorized on
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