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Airman 1st Class Ethan Short, an aircraft structural maintainer with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, sprays paint onto the hatch of a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 29, 2017. Applying paint is the final step in the several- day corrosion preventive process. This final paint layer ensures the aircraft body will combat corrosion from the elements and prolong the life of the asset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Air Commandos control corrosion
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron restored a CV-22 Osprey at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 28, 2017. Corrosion control Airmen restore the structural integrity of aircraft by repainting parts of the body every two years that have been weakened by exposure to the environment; prolonging the life of the asset. These Air
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Air Commandos attend an orientation briefing at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship went to the climatic lab to test its competence to function at 0-degree temperatures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) AC-130J undergoes arctic temperature cold soak
The AC-130J gunship underwent its first cold soak at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20, 2017. A cold soak is a test done to determine an aircraft's ability to function at O-degree temperatures and discover problems to codify best practices. The gunship will replace the AC-130U Spooky gunship after it completes the final stages of becoming
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Air Commandos and their families attend a reopening celebration of the Lil' Commando Community Park at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. The event was held to celebrate the reopening of the park after renovations were made. The event offered free food and entertainment as Hurlburts Lil' Air Commandos played on the new playground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain) 1st SOFSS celebrates park reopening after renovations
A reopening celebration was held at the Lil’ Commando Community Park, here, March 17, after renovations.Members of the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron reopened the park with a ribbon- cutting ceremony, a ticket raffle, a rock-climbing wall, Segway rides and a bounce house for family fun."We thought, ‘Let's bring the park up to today's
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A Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, holds a rope in preparation for fast-rope training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. An instructor with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office trained Soldiers on proper fast roping techniques for special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOSS HAVE ACE hosts Army Special Forces
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, participate in 1st Special Operations Support Squadron HAVE ACE training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. The 1st SOSS Operations Support Joint office coordinates two-week long training programs for Army, Navy and Marine special operations forces
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Senior Airman John Nipp, an explosive ordnance disposal journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, checks his night-vision goggles before training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 9, 2017. EOD Airmen cleared more than a mile of roadways and disabled several simulated caches of explosive ordnance during training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EOD Air Commandos conduct night training
Six explosive ordinance disposal Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron performed a three hour, explosive ordnance cache training at the Eglin Range, March 9. Simulated cache training is conducted quarterly to ensure Hurlburt’s EOD Airmen are ready to execute operations worldwide.The EOD specialists began their night
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Staff Sgt. Tommy Dreher, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, instructs aircrew during water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. SERE specialists with the 1st SOSS instructed aircrew on three different required refresher trainings tri-annually to ensure aircrew are ready to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) SERE conducts water survival training
Aircrew members participated in water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. Water survival training is required for aircrew tri-annually to maintain proficiency on skill sets such as canopy disentanglement, parachute drop and drag, and life raft boarding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron perform daily duties at the Military Personnel Flight on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. Personnelists with the 1st SOFSS are broken into five sections: assignments, force management, promotions, re-enlistment and extensions, and retirement and separations. They are responsible for ensuring that Air Commandos have the correct paperwork to remain ready to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) MPF guarantees readiness
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron perform daily duties at the Military Personnel Flight on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. Personnelists with the 1st SOFSS are broken into five sections: assignments, force management, promotions, re-enlistment and extensions, and retirement and separations. They are
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Government Motor Vehicles are used one of the military’s most widely used assets. GMVs are used to move military assets and off-set the cost of vehicle rentals for transportation for official business. A GMV can be anything from a minivan or sedan to a platform truck or a shuttle bus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Avoiding Government Motor Vehicle misuse
Ever see a random vehicle with the words “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY” on the license plate and wondered where it was going and what is was being used for?The vehicle in question is undoubtedly a Government Motor Vehicles, one of military’s most widely used assets. GMVs are utilized to move military assets and off-set the cost of vehicle rentals for
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Airman 1st Class Lawrence Gress, an explosive ordinance disposal journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, tests the .50 caliber blank rounds of an MK1 rocket wrench during EOD tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Mar. 6, 2017. The electrical detonation of the two .50-caliber blank rounds causes the rocket wrench to spin rapidly, removing the fuse attached to the ordnance in the process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EOD Air Commandos conduct tool training
Explosive ordinance disposal specialists with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron conduct EOD tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Mar. 6, 2017. EOD specialists conduct tool training to remain familiar with equipment and ensure readiness to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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Air Commandos and their families attend a comedy show featuring Walter Campbell and Ben Bailey at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2017. The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, in conjunction with Air Forces Services Agency, hosted the free event to invest in the resiliency of the force and family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Air Commandos enjoy laughs
Air Commandos and their families attend a comedy show featuring Walter Campbell and Ben Bailey, comedians, at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 3, 2017. The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, in conjunction with Air Forces Services Agency, hosted the free event to invest in the resiliency of the force and family.
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