Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

Members of the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard present the colors at a memorial plaque unveiling ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2017. A plaque was dedicated to the three Air Commandos who died in the Jan. 9, 1984, 44 Alpha crash during Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks. The 20th Special Operations Squadron played a key role out of Hurlburt Field in OPBAT as part of Vice President George H.W. Bush’s south Florida Drug Enforcement Task Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)

Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

U.S. Air Force Col. Steven J. Breeze, the 1st Special Operations Wing vice commander, speaks at a memorial plaque unveiling ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2017. Breeze welcomed retired U.S. Air Force Col. John Hester and retired Tech. Sgt. Paul Cartter, two former members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron during Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)

Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. John Hester, former 20th Special Operations Squadron commander, speaks at a memorial plaque unveiling ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2017. The 20th SOS played a key role out of Hurlburt Field in Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks as part of Vice President George Bush’s south Florida Drug Enforcement Task Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)

Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

Retired U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paul Cartter, Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks crash survivor, speaks at a memorial plaque unveiling ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2017. Cartter helped unveil the plaque that was dedicated to the three Air Commandos who died in the Jan. 9, 1984, 44 Alpha crash near the Bahamas, which he survived. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)

Hurlburt Field honors Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks

Retired U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paul Cartter, left, and retired Col. John Hester, former members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron, unveil a memorial plaque at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2017. The plaque, located in the memorial air park, is in memoriam of the three Air Commandos who were lost in the Jan. 9, 1984, 44 Alpha crash near the Bahamas, during Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing hosted retired U.S. Air Force Col. John Hester and retired Tech. Sgt. Paul Cartter during a memorial plaque unveiling ceremony at here, Oct. 14. A plaque was dedicated to the three Air Commandos who died in the Jan. 9, 1984, 44 Alpha crash during Operation Bahamas, Antilles and Turks. The 20th Special Operations Squadron played a key role out of Hurlburt Field in OPBAT as part of Vice President George H.W. Bush’s south Florida Drug Enforcement Task Force.