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(Courtesy Photo) Keep the screams for Halloween
It's time for a Halloween loaded with fun and games, plentiful with lore that sends chills through the veins. Halloween can be full of thrills and chills, but even well-intentioned entertainment can go awry without proper safety precautions. The Centers for Disease Control has tips to ensure a SAFE HALLOWEEN.Swords, knives and similar costume
0 10/23
2012
Default Air Force Logo Am I destined for 42" x 30" pants?
A few weeks ago, I visited my doctor for my yearly checkup. I felt great and it seemed like everything went well...until he unceremoniously informed me that he wanted to order a few more tests. Uh-oh, I thought. This probably isn't good. Although I felt as fit as a fiddle, my doctor was concerned about my weight. At 5 foot 10 inches and 180 pounds,
0 10/11
2012
Default Air Force Logo Do you 'Have 2 ways out?'
The Hurlburt Field Fire Emergency Service is proud to announce that National Fire Prevention Week will be observed from Oct. 7-12. The theme for National Fire Prevention Week is "Have 2 Ways Out." The origin of National Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire that happened Oct. 9, 1871. Identified as one of the worst
0 10/01
2012
More than 1,200 Airmen and their guests attended the inaugural Hurlburt Ball at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island, Fla., Sept. 14, 2012.  Senior Airman Joe W. McFadden, a public affairs specialist of 1st Special Operations Wing, and Capt. Eric Cranford, an executive assistant of 1st SOW, served as masters of ceremonies for the evening. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Vanessa Valentine) 'Reflecting on our Past, Sustaining our Future'
Editor's Note: Senior Airman Joe W. McFadden served as one of the masters of ceremonies for the Hurlburt Ball at the Emerald Coast Conference Center on Okaloosa Island Sept. 14. So, Hurlburt Field... it's come to this? Sixty-five years of the Air Force's existence, and we are finally having a ball now. It had to have been a record for Air Force
0 9/17
2012
Default Air Force Logo Suicide prevention = A community responsibility
"Preventing suicide is everyone's business," said Pamela S. Hyde, an administrator of U. S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "As members of a family, a school, business, neighbors in a community, faith communities, friends, and the government, we all need to work together to solve this problem. We simply can no longer
0 9/12
2012
WASHINGTON -- Soldiers prepare to lower the garrison flag that draped the side of the Pentagon beside the impact site where terrorists crashed a hijacked airliner Sept. 11, 2001. The soldiers lowered and folded the flag Oct. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Garamone)

Why I serve
As a young girl I was a captive audience for my grandpa Ross' stories. He would recall the one-room schoolhouse he attended in such vivid detail I could feel myself sitting on a long wooden bench using an abacus to add and subtract. My aging grandfather loved storytelling so much he even sent me lengthy accounts of Illinois farm life he
0 9/11
2012
Default Air Force Logo My Job is Prosecuting Sexual Assault
Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject
0 8/14
2012
An Airman from the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron operates a street sweeper on Tully Street, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 8, 2012. Street sweeping is effective at removing microscopic pollutants that collect on our streets and parking lots. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt) Cleaning more than just the streets
Airmen in the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron's horizontal shop operate street sweepers on a daily basis. You might think that what they are doing is only for aesthetics or base beautification. It does improve base appearance, but there's a lot more to it than just that.An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of
0 8/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo Mentoring Beyond Borders: Leadership - What it Takes
Editor's Note: Mentoring Beyond Borders is a series focused on Airmen from different geographic locations sharing various lessons learned from their mentors. This is the second installment in the series. I thought I had a fairly complete idea of what leadership meant before I arrived at Hurlburt Field as a just-out-of-technical-school airman in
0 7/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo Summer safety: Know the signs of heat stress
It's that time of year again when sunny Florida lives up to its name. However, with an increase in temperatures, there's an increase for potential heat stress incidents.When the environmental temperature rises above that of your body, the only way for your body to cool itself down is through perspiration. The wind also plays an important role in
0 6/11
2012
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