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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Bartha, cyber systems operator from 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, picks up trash after a bear got into one of the dumpsters on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 25, 2012. Bartha was taking part in a week-long base beautification detail program Hurlburt Field offers to assist keeping the base clean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams) Airmen volunteer to beautify base
As you drive through the front gate of Hurlburt Field, you see the Air Park with various historical aircraft to the right and a large children's park to your left. First impressions are a large portion of determining where to make a home. Airmen on Hurlburt Field help the base's first impression by volunteering for base beautification to keep their
0 11/05
2012
U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Prochazka, a MC-130H instructor navigator of 14th Weapons Squadron, instructs Airmen on techniques for integrating flight platforms at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 11,2012. Integration is also fundamental in creating a well rounded weapons officer and is one of the central tenets of the 14th WPS's course syllabi. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers) 14 WPS teaches future leaders
Tucked away and partially hidden by the cover of trees, the 14th Weapons Squadron is an inconspicuous member of the Hurlburt Field community. Nevertheless, this small geographically-separated unit of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School is hard at work making an impact through its graduates within the Air Force and the Air Force Special Operations
0 11/02
2012
Col. Douglas Dudley, commander of 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, addresses attendees of the Transition Assistance Program at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 8.  Dudley stressed the importance of the TAP and to utilize the program to its full extent.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Benjamin D. Kim) Two women who accept nothing but success
Editor's note: This is part one in a three-part series on the Transition Assistance Program at Hurlburt Field, Fla.Angela Sanclemente and LaVonne Vasquez are community readiness consultants who combine for more than 30 years of transition assistance experience. The wide breadth of experience helps the duo boast one clear message about the
0 10/31
2012
An AC-130U Spooky gunship takes off January 31, 2011, from Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady)
Hurlburt's Spooky Mission!
On a cold, dark Halloween night lurks a shadow in the sky. The smell of fire lingers in the air. A loud ratcheting sound can be heard from miles away. If you live near Hurlburt Field, what you are witnessing is an appearance of the AC-130U "Spooky" gunship in action. It all began during another time period: the Vietnam War. The AC-47 "Spooky" was
0 10/31
2012
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dwayne Hopkins, a unit deployment manager with 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, stands next to his Camaro SS on Hurlburt Field Fla., Oct. 3, 2012. He is a member of the Airman to Airman Saftey Advisory Council; Hopkins has been briefing a safety message based on the lessons he learned after a motorcycle accident. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Staff Sgt. John Bainter) Trial and Triumph Through Safety
One of Hurlburt's own has been spreading the Air Force's safety message. Staff Sgt. Dwayne Hopkins is the Air Force Special Operations Command representative for the Airman-to-Airman Safety Advisory Council also known as A2A, for a two-year term. As an AFSOC representative, he briefs young Airmen about how personal protective equipment saved his
0 10/24
2012
Dan Ruddell, manager of The Frame shop, holds up a final foam-board cut out that he just finished working on at The Frame Shop on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 12, 2012. The frame shop comes equipped with metal and wood frames in a large selection of materials and colors, foam-core back-boards, frame hardware and a variety of glass which includes standard and non-glare glass. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)
Master the Arts
On occasion of retirement many friends, co-workers and families gather together to celebrate an Airman's contribution to their. The final act of appreciation is the presentation of the shadow box, that contains an American flag and various medals and awards earned through a military career. The Frame Shop at Hurlburt Field specializes in making
0 10/24
2012
U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Sonia Poulin, first sergeant of  1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, crawls through a tube filled with rotten food during the Carnivore Confidence Course at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 19, 2012. MSgt. Poulin is in one of many teams participating in the morale building exercise. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Airman 1st Class Nigel Sandridge) "Carnivores" run rampant at obstacle course
A young Airman dodged left and right through rows and rows of 50-pound, hanging sandbags as he crossed the bridge to the Soundside. He gasped for air as he evaded the last bag only to look up and see the course wasn't over yet--he had many more obstacles to go. The obstacles were part of the Carnivore Confidence Course at Hurlburt Field Oct. 19.The
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2012
A sign for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Reading List is displayed at the Commando Library at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 12, 2012. The CSAF reading list is released every year and features books that give Airmen perspective on the Air Force and the mission. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt) Fly, Fight, Win...Read?
When was the last time you read a book that changed your perspective, helped your career, or resonated with you? The Chief of Staff of the Air Force has put together a reading list that Hurlburt Field Airmen agree does just that. The CSAF reading list is so important that Lily Woods, a librarian at Hurlburt Field, makes sure that every new Airmen
0 10/22
2012
Airmen participating in Hurlburt Field’s post-pregnancy physical training class warm up before a rigorous work out at the Riptide Fitness Cener at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 17, 2012.  More than 20 female Airmen come together three times a week for high-intensity strength and cardio workouts. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt) New Mothers get ready for PT test
Staff Sgt. Grace Escalona, NCO In-Charge of client systems of 505th Communications Squadron, gave birth to a baby girl just six week ago. Now back to work, she has to prepare for her physical training test, after four months of inactivity, mandatory for all active duty personnel. What does she do to prepare? Maybe she isn't quite ready to run
0 10/18
2012
Kids rush to give Sparky the Fire Dog a hug during a Fire Awareness Week event at the Child Development Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012.  As part of Fire Awareness Month, the fire department attempts to familiarize students with firefighters, their protective gear and the vehicles they utilize.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Benjamin D. Kim)
Hurlburt Field urges 'Have 2 Ways Out'
There once was a naughty cow in Chicago..According to the National Fire Protection Association, a popular legend states that this cow was responsible for the deaths of 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of Chicago land in 1871.While the Great Chicago Fire makes for another mark
0 10/17
2012
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