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Members of a 6th Special Operations Squadron Operational Aviation Detachment pose in front of an Mi-8 helicopter in a deployed location.  (Courtesy photographs) Air Commando tab reserved for those who pass muster
(This is part two of a four-part series on the 6th Special Operations Squadron) Becoming a member of the Air Force's only combat aviation squadron isn't as easy as requesting an assignment to the squadron. With 37 Air Force specialty codes within a 105-person squadron, they cover all four regions of the world. "Our average age (of Airman) in the
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Default Air Force Logo Self-described “punk NCO” becomes AFSOC’s enlisted leader
His journey from self-described "punk NCO jumping out of airplanes" to leader of Air Force Special Operations Command's enlisted force is a dream come true for Chief Master Sgt. Michael Gilbert. Chief Gilbert, who came from Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing's command chief, took the reins as AFSOC's command chief master sergeant here today. The former
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Staff Sgt. Rebecca Lind, 16th Security Forces Squadron, and military working dog Beto, inspect under the hood of a car Monday during a random search at the east gate. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Jamie Haig) Operation Bow Wow nabs drugs at gates
Staff Sgt. James Richey, Eglin Air Force Base 96th Security Forces Squadron, and military working dog Baddy, a three-year-old Czechoslovakian shepherd, were walking through the Hurlburt Field Visitor Control Center parking lot when Batty started pulling on his leash, leading the sergeant toward a parked car. Rounding the front quarter panel of the
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Default Air Force Logo 505th unveils new formal training unit
The 505th Training Group cut the multi-colored ribbon signifying the "grand-opening" of its newest training facility Thursday during a ceremony attended by Air-men from around the country. Building 90020, located next to the Hurlburt Air Park on Hartson Street, is the home of air operations center training for commanders, operators and maintainers
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Default Air Force Logo Vigilance key to force protection success
We can never let our guard down when it comes to force protection. The keys in this never-ending awareness campaign are reporting possible surveillance activity, elicitation, tests of security, suspicious persons, and deploying personnel and assets. Everyone in this wing and command has the responsibility to keep the mission on track and in doing
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Default Air Force Logo 505th CCW/16th SVS cook 16th CS 12-1
From start to finish, the 505th Command and Control Wing/16th Services Squadron combination team dominated the intramural softball championship game against the 16th Communications Squadron here Aug. 4. The game ended in 505th CCW/16th SVS taking the title with a 12-1 win against 16th CS. "We had a solid defense," said CCW/SVS coach Matt Kealy. "We
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Default Air Force Logo Retraining program demands timeliness
The 2007 non commissioned officer retraining program began July 26 as the Air Force seeks to fill more than 1,100 shortage career field and special-duty positions. Thirty-seven NCOs here were notified of their vulnerability to retrain and must submit their shortage career field choices or apply for a special-duty assignment identifier no later than
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Col. Socrates Greene (left), 16th Maintenance Group commander, presents a Bronze Star to Master Sgt. David Halvorson, 16th Helicopter Maintenance Squadron MH-53 PAVE LOW production superintendent, in the 20th Special Operations Squadron July 27. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Sinclair) Maintenance troops receive AF honors
A Bronze Star was awarded to an MH-53 PAVE LOW production superintendent from the 16th Helicopter Maintenance Squadron at a ceremony in the 20th Special Operation Squadron July 27. Additionally, Tech. Sgt. Mark Skerrett, 16th HMXS, was presented the Air Force Commendation medal, third oak leaf cluster with valor; and Staff Sgt. Sean Allen, 16th
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Default Air Force Logo New intel squadron "eyes" terrorists
Terrorists and their supporters around in the world will soon be under the gaze of a powerful "unblinking eye" providing information on their whereabouts to a "brain" at Hurlburt Field. Note to the bad guys: You will not like the attention. The reactivation of the 11th Intelligence Squadron here on Tuesday marks a milestone for Air Force Special
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The 6th Special Operations Squadron is shown with several of the squadron’s unique aircraft. The 6th SOS assesses, trains, advises and assists foreign nation aviation forces worldwide. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Airman 1st Class Ali Flisek) 6th SOS performs unique mission worldwide
(This is part one of a four part series on the 6th Special Operations Squadron) The 6th Special Operations Squadron's mission is to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in airpower employment, sustainment and force integration. That's what the fact sheet says. "We support the National Security Policy by helping foreign friends
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