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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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2017
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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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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Capt. Claude Betene A Dooko is the public health flight commander with the 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Betene’s family heritage of military service motivated him from a young age to aspire to committing his life to service. Despite obstacles, his persistence made his dream a reality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Persistence makes one Air Commando’s dream a reality
When you were a kid, who did you aspire to be like? What did you admire about that individual?For one Cameroon native, a bloodline of military service to his nation inspired him from a young age.“Growing up I looked up to my grandfather. I admired his professionalism, the way he wore the uniform with pride and his sense of sacrifice for the
0 6/09
2017
Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secure cargo pallets on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 30, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory anytime, anyplace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 15th SOS loadmasters lock down cargo
Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secure cargo pallets on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 30, 2017. Loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers before and during flights. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special
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Col. Tom Palenske, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, helps military children find their dog tags during Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 22, 2017. Children processed through a deployment line where they received dog tags, shirts and deployment bags. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt deploys Lil’ Commandos during Operation KUDOS
Military children participated in Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations here, April 22. Operation KUDOS is an educational event aimed to help build resilience in military youth by engaging them in activities that simulate the pre-deployment experience, such as pre-deployment lines and demonstrations. Operation KUDOS concluded with a
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2017
Maj. Ryan Mittelstet, Maj. Brett Cassidy and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Nin were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 21, 2017. While assigned to the 8th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, Mittelstet, Cassidy and Nin were onboard a CV-22 Osprey conducting a mission to evacuate American citizens during a civil war in Africa. While attempting the evacuation, their aircraft was targeted and hit more than 50 times by surface-to-air fire from ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos receive Distinguished Flying Cross
Three Air Commandos were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony here, April 21, for their heroic achievements during a Dec. 21, 2013, mission in Africa. The DFC is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces, who distinguishes himself or herself in combat in support of operations by heroism or
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Staff Sgt. Alex Almarales, a special missions aviator with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, conducts preflight inspections of an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 17, 2017. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 4th SOS aircrew fire for readiness
Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conducted a live-fire training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm and 105mm canons, and can take
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2017
Air Commandos arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla., after completing the 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March April 14, 2017. The Airmen completed the final leg of a 450 miles from MacDill Air Force Base honoring fallen Air Force Special Operations Command members. This year’s ruck march is dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, who perished March 14 in a U-28 crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos complete 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March
Air Commandos arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla., after completing the 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March April 14, 2017. The Airmen completed the final leg of a 450 miles from MacDill Air Force Base honoring fallen Air Force Special Operations Command members. This year’s ruck march is dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special
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Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos
After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and
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