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Members of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group and 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron basketball teams contest for the tip-off to start the intramural basketball championship at the Aderholt Fitness Center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 6, 2017. For eight weeks, 12 teams competed through a single-elimination tournament to qualify for the championship game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOCES wins intramural basketball championship
The 1st Special Operations Medical Group and 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron basketball teams competed for first place during the intramural basketball championship at the Aderholt Fitness Center here, April 6. For eight weeks, 12 teams competing through a single-elimination tournament to qualify for the championship game. The 1st
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Master Sgts. Gregory Dedicke, left, and Clayton Slater, special missions aviators with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, conduct pre-flight checks in an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Pre-flight inspections are accomplished to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission and ensure aircraft are ready to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 15th SOS ensures Talon II’s global vigilance
Aircrew with the 15th Special Operations Squadron perform pre-flight checks and load pallets onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II here, April 7. Pre-flight inspections are done to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission and ensure aircraft are ready to execute operations. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration,
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A special missions aviator with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, scans the horizon from a CV-22 Osprey over Northwest Florida, April 3, 2017. The aircrew visited Duke Field to utilize a Landing Helicopter Deck as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. The LHD will serve as part of the aircraft carrier qualification, decreasing the amount of time 8th SOS and 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit personnel spend off station to fulfill the requirement.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Ospreys land at Duke Field's LHD for first time
A CV-22 Osprey landed on the Landing Helicopter Deck at Duke Field, for the first time April 3. This was the first step in an effort to utilize the LHD as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. In previous years, members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit would travel
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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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