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U.K. Royal Air Force Flight Lt. Richie Weeks, coach of the RAF basketball team, talks to his team during a timeout at the Aderholt Gym on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 20, 2012. The RAF basketball teams traveled to Hurlburt Field for a two-week training camp. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams) (RELEASED) RAF basketball team shoots for teamwork
Teamwork--it's a fundamental element in military operations and can make the difference between mission success and failure. It's especially true for coalition forces who must overcome the different practices and cultural barriers that may exist to achieve their combined goal. Hurlburt Field's no stranger to hosting partner nations for training.
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An Airman simulates texting and driving at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 18, 2012. Cell phone usage while driving is prohibited on Department of Defense installations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nigel Sandridge) (Released)
Driving safety: Top 10 common errors
In the hustle and bustle of a day filled with appointments and errands around base, safety may not always be at the forefront of driver's minds. Instead, drivers may often neglect important safety guidelines in the rush to get from point A to point B. Over the past 10 years, 536 Airmen ended up in fatal motor vehicle mishaps. While not all of these
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Senior Airman Laura Kinglocke, a medical technician at 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, helps Samaiya Garden, a pre-kindergarten student, design a nurse’s cap at Child Development Center East at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 10, 2012. Medical technicians and nurses from Hurlburt Field’s clinic celebrated Nurse and Technician Week by teaching children about the profession. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers) (RELEASED) 
Nurses: Advocating, leading, caring
They walk the halls of Hurlburt Field's clinic, accomplishing everything from counseling a diabetic patient on proper nutrition to making the first immunizations a newborn receives as swift as possible. It's all in a day's work for the nurses and medical technicians of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group. While they may not always have time to
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Children inspect various insects that Airmen may encounter during deployment at the Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event at the base Deployment Control Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 19, 2012. The section is one of various booths at KUDOS designed to show kids what Airmen during the pre-deployment process.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Kim)(RELEASED) Kids get KUDOS during mock deployment
Boys and girls donned camouflaged boonie hats as the war paint slathered on to their faces accentuated the excitement in their eyes. They eagerly put on Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear and struggle to put on the heavy metal-plated vests. The children then looked in wonder of the giant metallic beasts that sat quietly on the air field as if
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U.S. Air Force Airmen disembark from an aircraft on the flight line on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 6, 2012. The members have been deployed in support of overseas contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)(Released)
Resiliency: Finding coping, growth
Editor's note: This is part one in a five-part series on resiliency. The characters depicted in this series are fictional and any resemblance to real-life individuals is coincidental. Everyone loves a homecoming. All the spouses have dressed up in their finest and even the smallest revelers in their strollers are outfitted in patriotic colors. With
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Hurlburt Field Youth Center children and staff pose with Kristal Walsh, natural/cultural resources manager of 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, center, after placing a PVC pipe frog house near a creek outside the base child development center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 6, 2012.  The house will be used to monitor the population and movement of the Cuban tree frog, an invasive species. (Courtesy photo) Children take aim at an invasive species
As protected and secure from external threats as a military installation can be, Hurlburt Field is still subject to a potential invasion.The invaders in question aren't hostile terrorists, unwanted solicitors or even human, but Osteopilus septentrionalis, or the Cuban tree frog. These warty, white amphibians with their large toepads and "bug eyes"
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A photo of Rony, a deceased military working dog from the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is on display during a memorial ceremony at the base chapel on Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 16, 2012. Rony, who served Hurlburt Field for more than seven-and-a-half years, was euthanized March 7, 2012 to alleviate suffering from enduring cancer and recent internal bleeding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)(Released) Remembering a "Guardian of the Night"
The 1st Special Operations Wing lost another Air Commando March 7. He was an integral component of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron with more than 30,000 hours of detection time and 15,000 hours of training throughout years of service.He was a combat veteran with service in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom,
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Senior Airman Nancy Adams, an education and training technician with the 556th RED HORSE, reads to children while visiting a classroom at the Child Development Center East at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012. Adams is both a reservist with RED HORSE and director of Hurlburt’s two CDCs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers)(Released)
Senior Airman building block behind child development centers
Donning an airman battle uniform and the signature red cap of a RED HORSE Airman, a somewhat familiar service member approaches the sliding glass doors of the Child Development Center East. The ladies behind the desk crane their necks to discern who this Airman may be. As she approaches through the lobby, a flash of recognition hits their faces as
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(Photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Michelle Vickers) (Released)
Read the fine print: Legal office is here to help
You've just test-driven multiple vehicles and heard the car salesman's pitch about each car's horsepower and handling. After spending hours at the dealership, you just want nothing more than to leave with your new set of wheels.However, the only thing separating you from the keys is buried under dozens of signature lines. Signing it may end your
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Latanga Cunningham, a Family Child Care provider, interacts with children in her home day care. Cunningham is one of 19 FCC providers licensed through Hurlburt Field. (Courtesy photo) Family Child Care caters to military families
One of the most important decisions a parent can make is who they entrust to care for their children. Many parents explore multiple options, weighing the pros and cons of each, before arriving at their decision. While there are day care centers on and off base, they may not always match the unique needs of each military family. This is where the
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