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A special missions aviator with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, scans the horizon from a CV-22 Osprey over Northwest Florida, April 3, 2017. The aircrew visited Duke Field to utilize a Landing Helicopter Deck as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. The LHD will serve as part of the aircraft carrier qualification, decreasing the amount of time 8th SOS and 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel spend off station to fulfill the requirement.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Ospreys land at Duke Field's LHD for first time
A CV-22 Osprey landed on the Landing Helicopter Deck at Duke Field, for the first time April 3. This was the first step in an effort to utilize the LHD as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. In previous years, members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit would travel
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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron collect trash during a highway-cleanup event in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., March 31, 2017. The 1st SOSS has participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program since March 2014 and holds a clean-up day quarterly.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) AFE helps keep Florida beautiful
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron collected trash during a highway-cleanup event in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., March 31, 2017. The 1st SOSS has participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program since March 2014 and holds a clean-up day quarterly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)
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A spouse prioritizes solutions that were brainstormed during an open session forum as part of a Chief of Staff of the Air Force focus group at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 29, 2017. Topics discussed were derived from the Air Force Squadron Revitalization Survey conducted in January 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Kayshel Trudell) CSAF focus group visits Hurlburt Field
A focus group team for Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein, conducted interviews, led group discussions and facilitated large-group working sessions during a visit here, March 27 - 30. The visit was one of a series of field visits to installations across the Air Force as part of the CSAF Focus Area #1 effort, Revitalizing Air Force
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Michael “Moose” Moore, founder and CEO of The Vigilance Group, gives a presentation to a group of Air Commando spouses on awareness, avoidance and actions to take during assaults at Hurlburt Field, March 31, 2017. The Stroller Warriors Running Club hosted The Vigilance Group to offer individuals the opportunity to learn preventive security training. Techniques such as hammer fists, palm strikes, chock defenses and bear hug escapes were demonstrated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Workshop demonstrates vigilance to spouses
Air Commando spouses participated in the Vigilance and Personal Safety Workshop here, March 31.The event, hosted by the Stroller Warriors Running Club, lasted two hours and was designed to teach individuals physical defensive techniques necessary to escape an assault. “Being the most deployed base in the Air Force, the spouses need to learn
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Airman 1st Class Ethan Short, an aircraft structural maintainer with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, sprays paint onto the hatch of a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 29, 2017. Applying paint is the final step in the several- day corrosion preventive process. This final paint layer ensures the aircraft body will combat corrosion from the elements and prolong the life of the asset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Air Commandos control corrosion
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron restored a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. Corrosion control Airmen restore the structural integrity of aircraft by repainting parts of the body every two years that have been weakened by exposure to the environment; prolonging the life of the asset. These Air
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Lt. Col. Allison Black, the commander of the 319th Special Operations Squadron, speaks during the Women's History Month luncheon at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 23. During the event, Black told the audience of the struggles and successes she's experienced as a woman in the military and encouraged all genders to grow confident in who they are. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) Hurlburt hosts Women's History Month Luncheon
The 1st Special Operations Wing held a luncheon in honor of Women's History Month at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 23, 2017. Women's History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout history in the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)
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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response SAAPM recognized in April
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is observed in April each year.The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team will kick off SAAPM with an open house event from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. April[NALGUA1S1]  4, at the Welcome Center, here. This event is the first of many hosted throughout April designed to generate awareness and inform Air
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Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, vice commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, prepares to fly his final flight as an active duty member in an 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 24, 2017. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. Haase is scheduled to retire on April 10, after 34 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) AFSOC vice commander completes 'fini' flight
The vice commander for Air Force Special Operations Command flew his 'fini' flight in a CV-22 Osprey here March 24, 2017.Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase will culminate 34 years of service in a retirement ceremony April 10. Final or “fini flights” are a military aviation tradition which marks a pilot’s retirement from the Air Force. His final mission
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Air Commandos attend an orientation briefing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship went to the climatic lab to test its competence to function at 0-degree temperatures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) AC-130J undergoes arctic temperature cold soak
The AC-130J gunship underwent its first cold soak at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. A cold soak is a test done to determine an aircraft's ability to function at O-degree temperatures and discover problems to codify best practices. The gunship will replace the AC-130U Spooky gunship after it completes the final stages of becoming
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Air Commandos and their families attend a reopening celebration of the Lil' Commando Community Park at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. The event was held to celebrate the reopening of the park after renovations were made. The event offered free food and entertainment as Hurlburts Lil' Air Commandos played on the new playground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) 1st SOFSS celebrates park reopening after renovations
A reopening celebration was held at the Lil’ Commando Community Park, here, March 17, after renovations.Members of the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron reopened the park with a ribbon- cutting ceremony, a ticket raffle, a rock-climbing wall, Segway rides and a bounce house for family fun."We thought, ‘Let's bring the park up to today's
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