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The Hurlburt Field auto hobby shop provides a variety of professional-grade equipment for do-it-yourselfers.  The mechanics at the auto shop also provide expert advice for a variety of car fixes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)
Jump start your cars...
Surrounded by old tires and cars of various decades, Hurlburt Field's auto hobby shop provides customers a convenient spot to turn a wrench or seek advice on automotive needs.With eight lifts and 11 stalls, paint booth, prep room, welding bay, and free oil and filter disposal, the professional equipment at the shop can complete many automotive
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(U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Airman 1st Class Naomi M. Griego)
'Fall' into energy awareness
The United States Air Force is a leader in technological innovation, air power and space superiority among other distinctions, but it also leads the way in energy use. "The Air Force is the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. federal government, as our mission and global operations require a tremendous amount of energy," according to the Air
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A U.S. Air Force pararescueman provides rear cover for an extraction team during an exercise on Eglin Range, Fla., Aug. 21, 2012. The pararescueman was participating in a scenario where his team had to respond to a simulated improvised explosive device explosion and transport the injured to safety.
(U.S. Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. John Bainter)
 'We who dare'
The sound of gunfire rings out as simulation rounds whiz through the air and paint splatters against the side of a building. Gravel crunches beneath the feet of a rescue team as they shout out commands and lower an injured combat casualty from a rooftop. This setting served as the backdrop for a combat casualty training exercise on the Eglin Range
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.-- The Exceptional Family Members Program connects active duty family members who have special needs with many helping agencies both on- and off-base. (Contributed graphic) Hurlburt Field families: never forgotten, never left behind
Unforeseen obstacles can hit families across the whole demographic spectrum, and the strongest of families can be blindsided by the daunting words of a doctor's diagnosis. The Exceptional Family Member Program attempts to make it clear: these families are not alone, and the EFMP is here to help with dedicated workers and an array of services and
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Stinebiser, first sergeant for 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, participates in a paintball game at the paintball field, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 27, 2012. Instead of spending the day behind the desk, the chiefs and first sergeants spent their time literally getting their hands dirty with their Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt) Chiefs, Airmen face-off in paintball
Like King Leonidas' army of 300, a heavily outnumbered, yet experienced force assumed the field of battle to meet their challengers. The adversary seemed to have numbers and youth on their side, but both felt confident in their advantages. So confident in fact that the sides exchanged volleys of trash talk. One side's leader looks to assess the
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Dariusz Piszczek, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot watches over emergency medical training at the Tactical Operations Medical Skills Lab on Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 6, 2012. Pisczczek is a translator in the Language Enabled Airman Program; the program uses the foreign language skills of Airmen to assist in communicating with foreign allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. John Bainter) (Released) LEAP boosts AF language capability
Amid the darkness and the sputters of machine gunfire, service members hustle to assess and treat combat casualty victims. These victims have suffered injuries ranging from loss of limbs to sucking chest wounds. Adding to an already disorienting environment is the hodgepodge of English, coming from the directions of the combat medic instructing the
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An instructor teaches a group of participants about proper Cantonese pronunciations during a Lunch Lingo meeting at the Landing Zone at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 12, 2012. Lunch Lingo is a free daily lunch-time language seminar for Airmen at any skill level. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nigel Sandridge) (Released) Lunch with a side of lingo
Let's see if you've heard this joke:A person who speaks three languages is considered trilingual.A person who speaks two languages is considered bilingual.What do you call someone who speaks one language?American.While the assessment may seem unfair, the challenge of learning another language may seem so daunting many shy away from itHowever,
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U.S. Air Force airmen from the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron try to propel their cardboard boat during the 24th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at the marina on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 29, 2012. Participants had to maneuver their boats down to a buoy and then come back to shore. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams) (RELEASED) The fast, the furious, the cardboard boat regatta
Celebrating America's independence is often a day saturated with displays of luminous explosions reminiscent of the historic battle which inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" with its "rocket's red glare" and "bombs bursting in air." However, at Hurlburt Field, people gazed, not up high, but to the calm waters awaiting "a perilous fight" to unfold
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Hundreds of Air Commandos and their families enjoyed the 20-minute fireworks display as part of the 16th Annual Sound of Independence at the Marina at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 1, 2011. Dozens of booster clubs and organizations took part in this year's free event for Air Commandos and their families to kick off the holiday weekend. (Courtesy photo by Barbara Fuller/Released) Firework Safety: Declare independence from accidents
July 4th is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Independence Day honors the birth of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks and a great reason to celebrate being an American.But don't let misplaced enthusiasm
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Senior Airman Dustin Fisher, a communications technician from 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, stretches the iliotibial band during a running clinic in the Health and Wellness Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 11, 2012. The HAWC helps injured Airmen rehabilitate by assisting them to develop exercise plans within their physical limitations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers) (RELEASED) 
Physical resiliency: HAWC strengthens
Editor's note: This is part two in a five-part series on resiliency. The characters in the series are fictional and any resemblance to real-life individuals is coincidental. Thinking back over the course of his recent deployment, Senior Airman Gregory Cissell cannot pinpoint the exact moment he hurt his back. The injury may have come on one of the
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