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Default Air Force Logo Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award
It is with great pleasure that I echo Lt. Gen. Heithold’s announcement that Hurlburt Field has received honorable mention for the 2016 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award. I couldn’t be prouder to serve at your side.It is impressive what you guys do, day in and day out. You are getting after the mission and making us look good. We
0 12/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork: The ultimate force multiplier
It goes without saying that leadership is a primary factor influencing mission success. However, next to leadership, there is another powerful force at work that is equally important – the force I’m referring to is TEAMWORK, or as I call it, the “ultimate force multiplier.” Teamwork is the most productive and effective human activity ever known.
0 12/17
2015
Lt. Col. Michael Thomas, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron commander, takes command of the 1st SOSS at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 10, 2015. The 1st SOSS accomplishes global special operations tasking's as a member of the Air Force component of United States Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeff Parkinson) Timeless leadership tenets
A little over 18 years ago, I was lucky enough to have my grandfather pin on my gold bars at my commissioning ceremony. My grandfather is a Pearl Harbor survivor who swam to shore following the sinking of his ship, the USS Oklahoma. He would go on to fight in the Pacific until the war’s end. Like many of his generation, my grandfather is a quiet,
0 12/09
2015
The 23rd Special Operations Weather Squadron falls under the 1st Special Operations Group, one of four groups assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing. The group plans, prepares and executes special operations and security assistance worldwide in support of theater commanders. (Air Force Courtesy Graphic) Developing our Airmen: 3 Effective ways to communicate and mentor
During an October 2015 wing commander’s call here, Col. Sean Farrell, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, said an area that Air Commandos really need to get after is “developing Air Commandos.” Farrell, like many leaders, acknowledges mentoring and developing our Airmen as an area that needs improvement. This topic generates a lot of discussion
0 12/03
2015
As an Air Commando and a member of the Hurlburt Field community, it is your responsibility to protect those around you and be aware of your surroundings. We are asking you to take four seconds out of your day to do your part in protecting your community.
Four seconds
It takes four seconds to look around and take note of your surroundings. Four seconds to stop, consciously think and be aware of what is going on.It takes me four seconds walking up the driveway after a day of work to notice a yellow lab laying in the neighbor’s front yard. In the same amount of time, I also notice the blue sedan parked in the
0 11/24
2015
Lt. Col. Jason Allen is the commander of the 15th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Allen is in charge of one of the nine flying squadrons within the 1st Special Operations Wing. The squadron flies the MC-130H Combat Talon II, specially modified to support unconventional warfare and special operations forces worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kai White) Quiet Professionals: Our Ethos or our Mantra?
Air Commandos are familiar with the term “Quiet Professional.” We see it referenced in briefings, on documents, and refer to ourselves as such. Personally, I use the term routinely and consider the men and women with the 15th Special Operations Squadron to be the very embodiment of “Quiet Professionals.” But what makes a “Quiet Professional?” Is
0 11/19
2015
Maj. John Khlor is the commander of the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. Khlor oversees eight flights who provide total support to the 1st Special Operations Wing and associate units by meeting a full spectrum of logistic needs through the efficient supply of material and fuels, the expert management and maintenance of the vehicle fleet, the performance of traffic management service and the planning and management of the entire mobilization process to ensure an accurate and rapid response in the wing's commitment to support global military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kai White) Meet every challenge
The 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron proudly displays “Meet Every Challenge” on our squadron patch. We firmly believe in our ability to meet every challenge any time, any place. But if we can’t meet every demand does that mean we failed? The answer is no.The first lesson in goal-setting is goals must be realistic. You also have
0 11/10
2015
The 11th Intelligence Squadron provides tailored full-motion video processing, exploitation and dissemination for special operations forces engaged in both combat and non-combat operations worldwide. Stalk the enemy
It’s after midnight and four, highly specialized intelligence analysts sit on a dimly-lit operations floor. The full-motion video analyst diligently stares at his computer screen for hours, monitoring a compound located thousands of miles away for any activity associated with the target. A second FMV analyst watches her computer screen while
0 11/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo Caring for your own
“Because of the structure and the mandatory demands of military life, it is sometimes impossible for either the service member or family members to reduce demands (Saltzman, Pynoos, Lester, Layne & Beardslee, 2013)”The military has a motto: “We take care of our own” A motto that not only pertains to the military member, but to the family members as
0 10/30
2015
Default Air Force Logo Mentoring 101
What is Mentoring? You can ask several people what mentoring means to them and you will get different answers. Basically, mentoring is the passing on of skills, knowledge and wisdom from one person to another. A good mentoring relationship allows both mentor and mentee to develop new talents and build self-awareness. The toughest part of a
0 10/28
2015
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