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Default Air Force Logo Historian returns to his Army roots
The 16th Special Operations Wing History Office chief leaves Hurlburt Field today to be the director of the Army Aviation Center History Office at Ft. Rucker, Ala. John Dabrowski has spent more than eight years documenting the history of the Air Commandos, as well as assisting with numerous inquiries into the past. “I’ve seen a lot of changes in
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Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger in the doorway of an aircraft. 40-year anniversary: Airman 1st Class Pitsenbarger died helping others in jungles of Vietnam
Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of the heroic actions of William H. Pitsenbarger, a pararescueman who received the Medal of Honor posthumously in December 2000 for his actions in the jungles of Vietnam. Honored in the pararescue community, Pitsenbarger is known for leaving the relative security of the HH-43 Huskey helicopter and being lowered
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Default Air Force Logo AFSOC SWIPE test featured at JEFX 06
During Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 06, eight initiatives will be tested for possible use by U.S. forces Monday - April 28. For the special operations community, one initiative in particular aims to give them a greater ability to collaborate with other warfighters and manage their missions using new software packages built into wearable
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Default Air Force Logo Silver Star, Purple Heart bestowed to base hero
Tech. Sgt. Bradley Reilly, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan during a ceremony at the Hurlburt Field Air Park April 11. Gen. Michael Wooley, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, presented the medals to Sergeant Reilly, exactly one year
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Ronn Mann, 16th Medical Group pitcher, delivers to the plate against the 20th Special Operations Squadron Tuesday. (photograpg by Master Sgt. Stuart Camp) Hornets stung by Medics 15-14
Chad Barth’s bases-loaded line drive drove in the winning run for the 16th Medical Squadron in intramural softball action Tuesday night. The medics won 15-14 behind three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back from a six-run deficit after giving up nine runs to the 20th Special Operations Squadron in the fourth inning. The win took
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Default Air Force Logo April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention month and its goal is to bring awareness to the high amount of child abuse in our society and the urgent need to prevent the abuse of children. Children deserve to be raised in an environment that’s safe and secure emotionally, physically and mentally. Abuse of children transcends class, ethnicity, race, educational
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Default Air Force Logo One Air Force family’s story on autism
By now most of you have seen the awesome film footage of Jason McElwain, the 18-year-old team trainer, who was given the chance to dress out with the seniors for the basketball team’s final game. From obscurity, he went on to hit six three-pointers in the last minutes of the game. The true miracle is that Jason has autism. Since his performance in
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Default Air Force Logo Dagger Point: Major Edwards shares his experience of getting shot down
(Dagger Point is a multi-part series focusing on Air Commando history.) On April 12, 2004, Maj. Steven Edwards was the flight lead of a two-ship formation of MH-53s on a resupply mission enroute to Fallujah, Iraq. While on their way, they had to stop at a landing zone to deliver ammunition. The landing zone was occupied by other aircraft, so the
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Default Air Force Logo Arbor Day celebrated on base
Arbor Day was celebrated March 30 in the courtyard of the Riptide Fitness Center with a tree planting ceremony. “More than 1,000 trees were destroyed on base in the past few years,” said Phillip Pruitt, 16th Civil Engineer Squadron. “The hurricanes devastated our tree population, and we’re trying to revive it.” Col. Paul Harmon, 16th Special
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Default Air Force Logo Horseman wins big on “Wheel”
A 823rd RED HORSE Squadron Airman had two reasons to celebrate Wednesday at J.R. Rocker’s. Capt. Charri Witucki pinned on her newly earned rank and viewed her appearance on Wheel of Fortune with her squadron and family. She won second place on the show with a total of $12,200. After auditioning for the show in November 2004 while stationed at
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