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Senior Airman Nathaniel Kjos, a geospatial intelligence analyst with the 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron, poses for a photo at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 19, 2016. Kjos is one of the four Airmen representing Hurlburt Field as part of the Air Force Special Operations Command's 10-man marathon team that is scheduled to participate in the Air Force Marathon. AFSOC Marathon Team: SrA Nathaniel Kjos
The following article is the first of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
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Air Commandos process a simulated deployment line at the Deployment Control Center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 15, 2016. Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Wing departed for Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to participate in Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer. Olympus Archer will maximize training opportunities for more than 230 Air Commandos, with an emphasis on medical and flying operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Air Commandos kick off TFX Olympus Archer
More than 230 Air Commandos and seven aircraft with the 1st Special Operations Wing arrived here, for Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer, Aug. 15.Full Mission Profiles began Aug. 18, with aircrews teaming up with members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron and 1st Special Operations Medical Group to conduct medical evacuations and in-flight
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An MC-130J Commando II lands on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2016. This aircraft is scheduled to be modified into an AC-130J Ghostrider gunshipin the coming months. The Ghostrider’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kentavist Brackin) 1 SOW Commander brings in the new J
An MC-130J Commando II lands on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2016. This aircraft is scheduled to be modified into an AC-130J Ghostrider gunshipin the coming months. The Ghostrider’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kentavist Brackin)
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Firefighters with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department wait for a CV-22B Osprey to land during Col. Ted Corallo’s “fini flight” at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015. Corallo graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1989 and went on to undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. He served as the Air Force Special Operations Command chief of staff for the last 18 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) AFSOC chief of staff retires after serving 26+ years
Col. Ted Corallo, Air Force Special Operations Command chief of staff, held his retirement ceremony at the Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1989 and went on to undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. In his career, Corallo piloted 10 different aircraft
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Special Tactics Airmen conduct a hostage rescue training mission using their skills gained through 2 1/2 years of training, at the Eglin Range Complex, Fla., Nov. 11, 2015. Once this final mission is completed, they will graduate and leave the Special Tactics Training Squadron and become fully-qualified special operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Special Tactics Airmen complete 2 1/2 year training
Special Tactics Airmen conduct their final full-mission-profile training at the Eglin Range Complex, Fla., Nov. 11, 2015. After the final mission is completed, they will graduate and leave the Special Tactics Training Squadron after 2 1/2 years of training, as fully-qualified special operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher
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The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Recruitment and Research Program has scheduled a bone marrow drive, here, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Base Exchange, Mini-Mall and 1st Special Operations Medical Group, Nov. 16-18. Hurlburt Field hosts bone marrow drive
The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Recruitment and Research Program has scheduled a bone marrow drive, here, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Base Exchange, Mini-Mall and 1st Special Operations Medical Group, Nov. 16-18. Using this program, members of the DOD can volunteer to become part of the National Marrow Donor Program and
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A CV-22B Osprey is prepared to be towed into Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015. The 801st SOAMXS crew chiefs continued normal operations despite the after-effects of Hurricane Patricia at Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway/Released) 801st SOAMXS keeps mission going despite heavy rain
A CV-22B Osprey is prepared to be towed into Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015. The 801st SOAMXS crew chiefs continued normal operations despite the after-effects of Hurricane Patricia at Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway/Released)
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An MC-130P Combat Shadow prepares for takeoff, May 15, 2015, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Since Desert Storm, the MC-130P has been involved in many operations: Northern and Southern Watch, Deny Flight in Yugoslavia, Restore Democracy and Uphold Democracy in Haiti, Deliberate Force and Joint Endeavor in Bosnia, Assured Response in Liberia, Guardian Retrieval from Zaire, Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn and Odyssey Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy) Strong, tough Air Commandos bid farewell to MC-130P Combat Shadow
The final two MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft in the Air Force landed for the last time in front of more than 400 people during an MC-130P Heritage Flight here, May 15.Aircrafts 66-0217 and 69-5819 dropped members of the 7th Special Forces Group, 24th Special Operations Wing and joint partners, who performed high altitude low opening jumps. Aircraft
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Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, stands before the presentation of the colors during a ceremony commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw at the airpark on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2015. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted rescue mission April 24, 1980, into Iran to recover more than 50 American hostages captured after a group of  radicals took over the American embassy in Tehran Nov. 4, 1979. The mission resulted in the deaths of eight American service members at a remote site deep in Iranian territory known as Desert One. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt)

Sacrifices made during Operation Eagle Claw remembered 35 years later
More than 300 people gathered to celebrate and remember the servicemembers who were a part of Operation Eagle Claw 35 years ago during a ceremony at the air park here, April 24. Operation Eagle Claw, conducted April 24, 1980, was a joint-services mission to rescue Americans who were being held hostage by a mob in Tehran, Iran, since Nov. 4, 1979.
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Master Sgt. Andrew Maresh, 1st Special Operations Wing operations security manager, goes through a routine eye exam at the 1st Special Operations Medical Group on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 8, 2015. Maresh has his eyes checked using a phoropter containing different lenses used for refraction of the eye during sight testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Air Commandos stay fit to fight with eye exams
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group provides the highest quality medical care, community and workplace medical surveillance, and preventive medicine to more than 20,000 beneficiaries. The medical group promotes and maintains the health of approximately 8,900 base personnel to ensure a vital and fit force, deployable to any location.
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