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Team Hurlburt is made up of various components such as active-duty members, Guard and Reserve, retirees, civilians and contractors. Each of these components should be respected in their individual positions and authority. US Protect contractors have executive authority, which means their authority stems directly from the installation commander, the
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Col. Michael Smietana took command of 16th Mission Support Group change of command July 14. 16th MSG hosts change of command ceremony
The 16th Mission Support Group changed commanders during a ceremony here July 14 in Commando Hangar. Col. Michael Smietana took command from Col. Clifford "Skip" Day, who is leaving to become the director of security forces protection division at headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. "Two years ago when I took command I
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The 16th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Richard Bonsra, left, sprints past the 16th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Brandon Bertoszek during the second half of the intramural soccer match July 18.  CMS beat LRS 2-1 fueled by two first-half goals.  (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stuart Camp) 16th CMS/16th MDG team edge out 16th LRS 2-1 in soccer
Two first-half goals pushed the 16th Component Maintenance Squadron/16th Medical Group combined team over the 16th Logistics Readiness Squadron 2-1 in intramural soccer action Tuesday. 16th CMS’s Jason Rose and Travis Augustine scored, and the maintenance squadron finished the season with nine wins, three losses and three ties for third place in
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Michael Crager, 16th Equipment Maintenance Squadron 1 shortstop, narrowly misses gloving a Texas leaguer July 18 in a game against the 16th Operations Support Squadron.  EMS 1 beat OSS 8-2. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stuart Camp) EMS 1 fixes OSS 8-2
Three runs in the first inning were enough Tuesday to propel the 16th Equipment Maintenance Squadron 1 team over the 16th Operations Support Squadron 8-2 on field 2. John Schreiber went two-for-three at the plate and scored twice to lead the EMS offense. This was EMS’s third win in a row since the intramural softball season resumed after a
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An instructor from the Dynamics International of Terrorism course demonstrates the destructive capabilities of a Molotov cocktail at Hurlburt Field July 12. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes) Bombs away

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Tech. Sgt. Daniel Weimer, 6th Special Operations Squadron, receives the Philippine Civic Action Medal from Philippine Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Mendoza, 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Master Sgt. Paul Chick) Philippines Civic Action Medals awarded to 6th SOS Airmen
Nineteen members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron received the Philippines Civic Action Medal June 5 at Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base, Philippines from Philippine Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Mendoza, 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing commander. The 6th SOS was in the Philippines to train on the squadron's mission-essential task list and to train
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Col. Greene returns a salute to during his change of command ceremony Friday.  (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Staff Sgt. Kelly Ogden) 16th Maintenance Group welcomes new commander
The 16th Maintenance Group deputy commander became the group's new commander during a ceremony here July 7 in Freedom Hangar. Col. Socrates Greene took command of the Air Force's largest maintenance group from Col. John Cooper, who is moving just down the street to become the Air Force Special Operations Command director of logistics. "I know that
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Capt. Paul Lorenz, 20th Special Operations Squadron MH-53 PAVE LOW pilot, hugs his daughters upon his return home from a deployment July 4. Several squadrons from Hurlburt Field had servicemembers come back on Independence Day.  (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Jamie Haig) Home at last

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Uncle Sam greets servicemembers at the Sound of Independence July 1. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Staff Sgt. Kelly Ogden) Sound of Independence

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Senior Airman Kyle Gray, 16th Component Maintenance Squadron, relays information during a quick turn for a turbine change on a T-56 engine at the propulsion test cell June 28. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Dylan Laurie) Fire it up

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