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Junior ROTC cadets sprint toward a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits as part of a JROTC familiarization flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) JROTC cadets fly in Osprey & Combat Talon II
From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt Field for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits associated with military life. The cadets flew in a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II and an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey as part of a
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The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory anytime, anyplace. A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II crew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew preserves global readiness
A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in
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Members of the public health section of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group captured a mosquito infected with the West Nile virus at the Gator Lakes golf course this year. Annually, Hurlburt personnel trap mosquitoes and test them for viruses including West Nile virus and Zika. As a further countermeasure, members of the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron use larvicide in standing water in an effort to control mosquito in the larval state. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) Hurlburt Field medical staff combats West Nile virus
Members of the public health section of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group captured a mosquito infected with the West Nile virus at the golf course here.The West Nile virus is most commonly spread by infected mosquitoes and causes West Nile fever, which can include other symptoms such as headaches, rashes and vomiting.“Knowing what viruses
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Mike Raynor, left, and Stuart Camp, public affairs specialists with Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs, sink during the cardboard boat regatta at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 24, 2017. Raynor and Camp dressed up as actor Tom Hanks’ character from the famous movie “Cast Away.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) Hurlburt Field Freedom Fest 2017
Freedom Fest is an annual, two-day event with a cardboard boat regatta, food, live music and more. Events like Freedom Fest are designed to build resilience at Hurlburt Field, the most deployed base in the Air Force, by focusing on family and friends while celebrating our nation’s independence.
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Air Commandos attend the Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 23, 2017. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted hostage-rescue mission in 1980 that resulted in five, 8th Special Operations Squadron Airmen and three Marines sacrificing their lives when two of the involved aircraft collided at the Desert One staging site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony
Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
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Kaitlyn Thomas, 9, reads a story aloud for the Summer Reading Program at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15, 2017. This year’s summer reading program theme is “Reading by Design” which encourages readers to learn about different types of architecture throughout history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson) Young Air Commandos travel ‘back in time’
Air Commando children participated in a Summer Reading Program event at the Landing Zone on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15, 2017. The Hurlburt Field Library hosts an annual program to encourage all Air Commandos and their families to read during the summer months. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson and Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)
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Ephraim Thomas, right, and James Vanherwaarden, aircrew flight equipment technicians with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, perform 30-day visual inspections on aircrew helmets at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15, 2017. The helmets are inspected for damages and disinfected every 30 days, while the helmets are completely broken down and rebuilt every 90 days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) Aircrew flight equipment ensures safety and readiness
Aircrew flight equipment personnel at the 4th Special Operations Squadron issue and maintain flight equipment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15. AFE personnel are responsible for ensuring aircrew have the necessary tools for safe flying operations and are prepared for emergency situations.
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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13, 2017. During the operation, a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron received fuel from an EC-130J Commando Solo assigned to the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown, Pa. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that performs nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. Forward area refueling points enable global reach and mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EC-130J broadcasts FARP capability with PC-12
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13. During the operation, a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron received fuel from an EC-130J Commando Solo assigned to the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown,
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Default Air Force Logo Raven Claw: The end is just the beginning for CAA students
Three times a year, the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron hosts a five-day culmination exercise in which combat aviation advisor students are put in “Palmetto Land,” a simulated partner nation, to teach and conduct missions at various locations on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Eglin Range, Fla., Duke Field, Fla., and Hurlburt
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Airman 1st Class Anthony Hause, an electronic warfare journeyman with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, reassembles a waveguide system on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 7, 2017. Electronic warfare specialists perform the USM670A test on the MC-130H Combat Talon II which ensures the radar jamming system produces the proper signals to prevent aircraft detection while in flight (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson) Electronic warfare specialists test radar jammer
Electronic warfare specialists perform the USM670A test on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 7, 2017. The USM670A test is an annual requirement to ensure the radar jamming system produces the proper signals to prevent aircraft detection while in flight on the Combat Talon II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff
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