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An Airman with the 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron works on a streamline chart during on-the-job training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 25, 2017. The 23rd SOWS weather flight analyzes weather data and trends before passing their analysis to the base, playing a crucial role in protecting the people and assets on Hurlburt Field in the case of inclement weather. Streamline charts are used to find hotspots indicating favorable or unfavorable weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo) Weather techs earn base StormReady certification
Hurricanes, tornadoes, torrential downpours: the Florida panhandle experiences it all. How does Team Hurlburt make sure severe weather doesn’t stop the mission?
0 7/27
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/26
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
0 7/24
2017
Senior Airman Jason Mohamed, a pavements and construction equipment journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, throws excess dirt into a dump truck at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES releveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) 'Dirt Boyz' keep digging
The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES re-leveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group building to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. These Airmen, identified as “Dirt Boyz,” are known for their work on roadways, pavements and the surrounding environment on Hurlburt. The process of re-grading
0 7/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Back It Up: Summer Driving Safety
Risk management and situational awareness are two key phrases known for their importance and application across the Air Force.The Air Force began an updated safety initiative in October 2016 that would replace the 101 Critical Days of Summer.“Quest for Zero is an Air Force initiative to achieve zero mishaps on- or off-duty ,” said Staff Sgt.
0 7/21
2017
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on emergency procedure skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) SERE submerges aircrew for proficiency
Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron conduct rotary wing water survival training with 8th Special Operations Squadron aircrew at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18. The 1st SOSS SERE specialists conduct rotary wing water survival training quarterly to ensure aircrew are proficient on
0 7/20
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Air Commandos with the 901st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron repair an MC-130H Combat Talon II engine malfunction and train fellow maintainers at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7, 2017. Aircraft maintainers are on-call to tend to aircraft issues ensuring mission readiness and the most capable training opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin) Hurlburt Field maintainers prepare for Total Force Exercise 17-3
Aircrew and maintainers prepared an 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, loaded an individual storage unit, as well as other equipment necessary in preparation for Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Smyrna, Tn. This TFX is a joint forces training exercise that gives members of the 1st Special Operations Wing the opportunity to work
0 7/14
2017
Gas masks are set in place before being put into a sanitizing solution at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 10, 2017. Material management specialists with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron use a chlorine solution to wash the gas masks, which are then rinsed in water and set to dry overnight. Once dry, a Joint Service Mask Leakage Tester is used to check for leaks or blocks in the masks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Air Commandos sanitize gas masks
Materiel management specialists with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron used a chlorine solution to wash and sanitize gas masks, here, July 10. Gas masks are then rinsed in water and set to dry overnight. Once dry, a Joint Service Mask Leakage Tester is used to check for leaks or blocks in the masks.
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An 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft descends for a landing during Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Himsel Army Airfield, Ind., July 9, 2017. The Osprey is a versatile, self-deployable aircraft that offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions, any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOW Air Commandos participate in joint force exercise
Air Commandos participated in Total Force Exercise 17-3 in south Indiana, July 7 through 9, 2017. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space, and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin and Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
0 7/13
2017
Airman 1st Class Gavin Jackson, a pharmacy technician with the 1st Special Operations Medical Group, gives a patient a third party collection verification card at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 11, 2017. TPC verification cards verify a patient’s updated medical insurance information to ensure Hurlburt’s Air Commandos are eligible for prescription medications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) Hurlburt Field pharmacists prescribe air power
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group pharmacy provides medication needed by Air Commandos, families and retirees at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 11, 2017. The 1st SOMDG pharmacy prescribe readily available resources that enable resilient and healthy Air Commandos to conduct special operations any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman
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