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(Air Force Illustration by Senior Airmen Eboni Reams and Joe McFadden.) AADD tops records in 2011, builds on reform in 2012
Like many of her fellow first-term Airmen, Airman 1st Class Rachel Whitlatch got her first taste of Hurlburt Field doing intense physical training sessions and a multitude of briefings while attending the Commando Pride Airmen Center in June 2010. While there, one presentation's message stood out to Whitlatch, a medical records technician for the
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2012
AFSO21 logo AFSO21: If it ain't broke, fix it anyway
In a time of a changing Air Force, Hurlburt Field Airmen are continuously looking at ways to improve current business processes. The 1st Special Operations Wing's Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century program can help you identify and improve business processes that may be wasteful to an Airman's time and resources.AFSO21 is an Air
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2012
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sean McGuirk, a hydraulics technician for 4th Aircraft Maintenance unit, checks wires behind the tire of an AC-130U Spooky on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 12, 2012. A 4th AMU Airman provides maintenance support for the AC-130U Spooky gunships at home and down range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)(Released)

The crew behind the AC-130U
A great deal of work goes into ensuring Hurlburt Field's assets in the air are flight ready. The 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the "behind-the-scenes" airmen, provide maintenance support for the AC-130U, commonly referred to as "Spooky" gunships at home and down range."Rain, sleet or snow we are always there," said Maj.
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2012
(US Air Force photo illustration by Airman Gustavo Castillo) LES: Don’t pass the buck
A trip to the finance customer service counter can seem like a frustrating burden. For most people such trips can be filled with waiting, only to often leave feeling questions went unanswered or additional paperwork needs to be turned in. In many cases, that frustration can be avoided by checking the Leave and Earnings Statement. The LES is like a
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2012
Airman 1st Class Stefanie Simon, 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron, standing left, and Airman 1st Class Brandy Dirr, 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs, standing right, speak with residents after delivering holiday cards at the Air Force Enlisted Village's Hawthorne House in Shalimar, Fla., Dec. 13, 2011. Hurlburt Field Airman's Voice collected more than 500 individual signatures on the cards to be presented to the house's 64 residents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. William Banton)(Released) Hurlburt Airmen give holiday cheer
'Tis the season to be jolly; for a group of Hurlburt Field Airmen, the holiday season is also a time to give back to the local community."It's definitely important to show the community how much the Air Force cares," said Airman 1st Class Brian Thompson, a bioenvironmental engineering technician with the 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine
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2011
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, command chief of the 1st Special Operations Wing, renders a salute during retreat at wing headquarters at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011. Colon-Lopez assumed leadership as command chief from retired Chief Master Sgt. Dexter Mitchell Nov. 30, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Williams)(Released) 1st SOW/CCC: "I refuse to fail"
Walking into the 1st Special Operations Wing command chief's office, one may be struck by various pictures, citations and awards placed around the room: a Bronze Star with Valor and an oak leaf cluster; the Air Force Combat Action Medal; and the 2005 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award for a Senior NCO.But perhaps more fascinating is a Spartan spear
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2011
Zofia Vanselow, a shopper at the Hurlburt Field thrift shop, browses through the clothing section. Shoppers can find a variety of unique items at the shop at discounted prices. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raquel Sanchez) (Released) (U.S. Air Force photo/Raquel Sanchez) (Released) The Hurlburt Field thrift shop, the base's hidden treasure
The Hurlburt Field thrift shop is the bases hidden treasure, offering a variety of unique items for everyone. It has provided Airmen and their families with an affordable alternative to shopping for more than 20 years."It's really a treasure hunt in here," said Julie Miller, volunteer and president of the Hurlburt Spouses Club. The thrift shop
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2011
Bags of cookies sit on a table at the Hurlburt Field Chapel, Dec. 12, 2011.  Local elementary school children decorated lunch bags for cookies to be handed out to Airmen living in the dorms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Naomi M. Griego)(Released) CC is for Commando Cookie
If you happened to walk through the base chapel Dec. 12, you may have detected the combined aroma of chocolate chip, peanut butter, snicker doodle, oatmeal raisin, and iced gingerbread wafting throughout the building.It wasn't part of a cooking competition or a new tithing process but a way to give Air Commandos a "taste of home." Volunteers from
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Save energy and money this holiday season
The holiday season is here and with all the decorating, baking and cooler temperatures it's also a time for energy use. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills. Before you take your holiday decorations out, cook up those holiday treats or turn up your thermostat
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2011
Members of Hurlburt Field’s Sentinels of Freedom motorcycle club are led by president Darreld Pearce during the Tim Davis Memorial march on Oct. 26, 2011 honoring fallen Special Tactics Airmen. The motorcycle club consists of active duty, retired and Department of Defense civilians. Ride Smart
With more than 900 reported motorcyclists on base it's every Airman's responsibility to practice motorcycle safety. The Air Force declared 2011 the Year of Motorcycle Safety, asking every member of the Air Force to focus on and commit to motorcycle safety. To help motorcyclists stay safe on the road, Darreld Pearce, president for the Sentinels of
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2011
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