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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute during the presentation of the colors at an assumption of command ceremony on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. The 1st SOAMXS is responsible for maintenance on the AC-130U Spooky gunships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Broyles assumes command of 1st SOAMXS
Air Commandos and their families attend the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Assumption of Command ceremony at the Commando Hangar on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Lt. Col. Philip Broyles, who previously served as the commander of the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, assumed command of the 1st
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Col. Harry Seibert, commander of the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group, presents Maj. Bryan Hogan, commander of the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, with the 801st SOAMXS guidon during a change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Maj. Bryan Hogan took command of the 801st SOAMXS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Philip Broyles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 801st SOAMXS welcomes new commander
Air Commandos and families attend the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017. Maj. Bryan Hogan took command of the 801st SOAMXS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Philip Broyles. The 801st SOAMXS performs maintenance on CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to ensure they
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Jimmie Thomas, a Munch n’ Mend volunteer, measures the sleeve of an Airman battle uniform coat at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 9, 2016. Thomas has been volunteering with Munch ‘n Mend for more than 20 years. Munch n’ Mend is a free monthly event where Air Commandos of all rank, enlisted and officer, can take their uniforms to get rank, badges, name and Air Force tapes sewn on while enjoying a hot meal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 2017 Munch ‘n Mends kickoff
With the start of a new year, some Air Commandos may need to sew on another stripe. One way Airmen can prepare for that extra stripe is to attend the base chapel’s Munch ‘n Mend.The base chapel hosted its first monthly Munch ‘n Mend of the year Jan. 9, here.Munch n’ Mend is a free event where Air Commandos of all ranks, enlisted and officer, can
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Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 15th SOS hosts change of command
Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS.
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Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Defenders, firefighters conduct training
Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness.
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An aircraft transporting Air Commandos taxis on the runway at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were greeted as they returned from deployment by family and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Air Commandos return before holidays
Team Hurlburt greets Air Commandos as they return from deployment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were met by friends and family after serving for multiple months overseas.
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On any given day, a person at Hurlburt Field may hear the loud, booming words, “this is the command post,” via the giant voice base notification system.How many know what to do when you hear the words that follow?   The 1st Special Operations Wing command post ensures communications on base run efficiently and alerts Team Hurlburt personnel if
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2016
A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 30, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training
Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
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2016
Staff Sgt. Ryan Hart, a radio frequency transmission system supervisor with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, place a Ku Spread Spectrum antenna on a stand before conducting an operations check at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 29, 2016. The KuSS Antenna is an airborne broadband satellite communication system that transmits data, such as full motion video that is crucial to real time decision making, from pilots to command and control sites where deployed units are operating. The stand that holds the antenna was built by the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight to reduce set-up time, safety issues and risks by keeping the antenna stable while Airmen conduct operation checks and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrea Posey) 1st SOMXS innovation improves training platform
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight built a stand to assist the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron conduct operational checks and training with the Ku Spread Spectrum antenna.
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Knutson, a crew chief with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, lays in a hospital bed before going into surgery at a hospital in Washington, D.C. Knutson donated bone marrow to a 14-year-old girl with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body. (Courtesy photo) Air Commando donates bone marrow, saves life
During a blood donation drive, technicians asked him if he wanted to sign up for the bone marrow registry. He agreed, and with a swipe to the inside of his cheek his DNA was entered into the system.Just a few years later this hasty decision turned into a lifesaving procedure for a stranger living in the United Kingdom, England.Close to six months
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