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Lt. Col. Derrick Willsey looks on as Maj. Marion Foreman breathes for Roquia, an Afghan child, Oct. 10, 2011. Willsey is part of the Special Operations surgical team, deployed from Hurlburt Field, Fla.  The SOST team provides medicine to disadvantaged people, provides direct patient care, and builds relationships with local doctors. Foreman is a critical care nurse with the Special Operations critical care evacuation team, also deployed from Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Tyler Placie) AFSOC medical team saves lives, helps shape future of Afghan medicine
Eight Airmen making up a special operations medical team are currently deployed to Afghanistan from the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The core mission of this team is to give the special operations community a surgical capability on outside the wire missions.The team has two sections. The first is the special
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Lt. Col. Derrick Willsey performs an ultrasound on the lung of  Roquia, an Afghan child, Oct. 10, 2011. Willsey is part of the Special Operations Surgical Team, deployed from the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla.  The SOST team provides medicine to disadvantaged people, provides direct patient care, and builds relationships with local doctors. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SrA Tyler Placie) Doctor leaves private practice to become Airman
The choice to join the military is one thousands of Americans make each year. Some join right out of high school. Others may come in years later with higher education or valuable life experience under their belts. For one Airman currently deployed to Afghanistan, the decision to join the Air Force came two years ago, when he left behind a
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Dunnagan, explosive ordinance disposal craftsman from 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, stacks C-4 explosives at the range on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011.  EOD personnel participate in this type of field training exercise at least twice a quarter to ensure that they receive proper hands-on experience with ordinance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Gustavo Castillo)(Released)
EOD: No room for error
The job of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airman requires precision, attention to detail and ability to work under pressure. While most jobs may leave room for error, one mistake could mean the difference between life and death for an EOD Airman.The 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen are an elite
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Smith, senior enlisted adviser of the
U.S. Special Operations Command, speaks to senior enlisted Airmen at the
Commando Auditorium at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept.15, 2011. Smith briefed
the audience about the pressures facing the special operations community, as
well as the technological changes he has witnessed over the course of his
nearly 35-year military career. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Naomi
Outgoing USSOCOM senior enlisted adviser: Some things will never change
Recalling the first time he operated a 30-pound radio and generator in the field, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Smith realized the most vital component of the device actually weighed the least.Before microchips and digital bytes enhanced communication into its current form, the outcome of a mission actually hinged on a military radio operator's
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Members of the comptroller and contracting squadrons, along with resource advisors across the base, are working to procure last minute purchases before fiscal year 2010 comes to an end. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji) What's your GPC doing for you?
As the end of Fiscal Year 2011 approaches, units can be seen scrambling to squeeze every penny until Abraham Lincoln weeps. Government purchase cards are burning up with last-minute purchases."With today's high ops temp and urgent requirements, GPC helps," said Christal Jackson, plans and programs flight chief for the 1st Special Operations
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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) EFMP: 'It's not scary'
A permanent change of station can be challenging for any family let alone a family with dependents who have special needs and require additional services to care for their dependents. The Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to take care of Airmen and their dependents with special needs before, during and after a permanent change of
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An MH-53, Air Force Special Operations helicpoter from Hurlburt Field, Fla., enroute to New York City from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., on Sept. 13, 2001. The aircraft are being used for relief operations to lower Manhattan, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gary Ell) (Released)

9/11 Remembered: Disaster redefined as moment of triumph
A decade after terrorist attacks left an indelible mark on the United States of America, one Airman's reflections show how 9/11 shaped his life and career.The events of 9/11 continue to echo among the living. For Brig. Gen. Brad Webb, the anniversary stirs memories of the moment when a tranquil America morphed into one of crisis, salvation and
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- As the Air Force continues to crack down on DUIs, it is ultimately an Airman's decision to drink responsibly. The consequences of drinking and driving could cause Airmen to lose rank and possibly risk their career. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Airman 1st Class Douglas Ellis)(RELEASED) 
Think before you drink: DUIs and you
Congratulations you made the list, but it's not the promotion's list.Your decision to drink and drive has earned you a spot on your commander's "shame list," and an $8,000 ride home. The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol are serious and no Airman regardless of rank or position, are immune to them.One DUI is one too many. In the
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Default Air Force Logo Inside the mind of the 1st Special Operations Wing commander
Col. James Slife, 1st Special Operations Wing commander, sits at the end of the wing conference room table Aug. 19 in front of a wall decorated with historical photos. He has been sitting with the local press for more than 30 minutes discussing his views on leadership and being a member of a unique community."So this guy right here I personally
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U.S. Air Force Airmen participate in a physical fitness assessment on the track outside the Aderholt Fitness Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 19, 2011. Knowing which types of surfaces to run on is an important factor to consider when conducting physical training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt)
Running safety: The road less traveled may have a reason
It's not unusual to see several Air Commandos conduct physical training on Hurlburt Field's streets, trails and shores throughout the day. The tall trees along the woods and the breeze from the Sound may be an attractive change of scenery for some who get tired of a fixed treadmill. But just as shoes are important to running, so are other factors
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