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An aircraft transporting Air Commandos taxis on the runway at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were greeted as they returned from deployment by family and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos return before holidays
Team Hurlburt greets Air Commandos as they return from deployment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were met by friends and family after serving for multiple months overseas.
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Col. Thaddeus Allen, the Air Force Special Operations Command operations division chief, presents Jerry McCallister, the AFSOC operations division deputy chief, the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award during a retirement ceremony, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 9, 2016. McCallister retired from the civil service after 30 years. He also served 23 years on active duty bring his total service to the Air Force to 53 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson) 53-year Civil Service career comes to close
A lot can happen in 53 years, and one Air Force Special Operations Command civilian Air Commando experienced it all.Jerry McCallister, the AFSOC operations division deputy chief, retired from the civil service in a ceremony here, Dec. 9.Col. Thaddeus Allen, the AFSOC operations division chief, presided over the ceremony.“Today we’re not only
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Default Air Force Logo Sirens sound, take action
On any given day, a person at Hurlburt Field may hear the loud, booming words, “this is the command post,” via the giant voice base notification system.How many know what to do when you hear the words that follow?   The 1st Special Operations Wing command post ensures communications on base run efficiently and alerts Team Hurlburt personnel if
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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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