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Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection flight examine a C-130 wing at the Eason Hangar on Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 20, 2015. Airmen inspect multiple locations of the aircraft, checking for flaws and cracks that could be dangerous if left undetected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Every inch counts
As the sun rises and traffic begins to get busy at the front gate, one small unit has already begun their day, forming a line on the flightline to perform their daily foreign object debris walk, here.  The Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection flight are only responsible for a small section of the
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Default Air Force Logo 319th earns the 2014 David C. Schilling award
The 319th Special Operations Squadron, who provides support to special operations forces using the U-28A aircraft, recently accepted the 2014 David C. Schilling award for their role in overseas contingency operations from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013. The David C. Schilling award is given annually to an Air Force military member, Department of the Air
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2014
Default Air Force Logo DIT course teaches military members anti-terrorism measures
From classroom lectures to thunderous booms, military members learn about terroristic capabilities during the Dynamics of International Terrorism Course here.  The DIT Course, intended for military members and U.S. Government agency employees, educates more than 700 students annually.  From knowing what to look for in danger zones to learning how
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2014
A C-130 from the 192nd Airlift Squadron, 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard, drops cargo during the National Guard PATRIOT Exercise at Volk. Field, Wis., July 23, 2014. Units from the Air National Guard, Army National Guard and the Reserves throughout the United States are working with local, state and national organizations to train on and assess their ability to respond to multiple emergencies. (U.S Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eric Ritter) Saving lives one air drop at a time
Sixteen hours into their crew rest day, having just completed a 12-hour combat mission, the members of ANVIL 41 were notified of an assault in a valley known as a "safe-haven" for enemy insurgents. The assault would result in one of the worst losses of U.S. forces during Operation Enduring Freedom.On March 11, 2013, in response to this significant
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Tortilla chips are spread onto a plate for a diversity lunch at the Airman Leadership School house on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 5, 2014. The students are encouraged to bring a dish that represents their ethnic background. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Diversity drives Air Force culture
Airmen marching on the sidewalk or in formation appear to move the same, look the same and act the same. Outside the uniform, however, every Airman is diverse. The Air Force is made up of Airmen with different backgrounds, cultures and religions.Hurlburt Field Airman Leadership School has taken this concept by the reigns and is leading the way in
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2014
Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Thomas, 1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron chief enlisted manager, takes notes during a Dedicated Crew Chief competition on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014. Thomas was the dress and appearance judge for a DCC competition on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) 1st SOMXG crew chiefs show off skills
Airmen stand at parade rest as three senior enlisted members approach. Before the crew chiefs can say hello the Airmen are already being inspected and judged based on their professionalism and appearance; especially the multi-million dollar aircraft that is parked behind them. The 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group leadership challenged their
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Capt. Brett Cassidy and Maj. Taylor Fingarson, 8th Special Operations Squadron pilots, discuss in-flight operations at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeff Parkinson)

CV-22 crews save lives
In the early morning hours of Dec. 21, 2013, 8th Special Operations Squadron crews departed in three CV-22 Ospreys to evacuate American citizens from the remote city of Bor, South Sudan.The mission was proceeding as planned through three countries and 790 nautical miles. The Ospreys arrived at the United Nations compound in Bor on time. After
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For more information about the club, visit http://myhurlburt.com/pdf/rifleandpistol_SOP.pdf. New membership applications are accepted 8 to 10 am every Saturday. (Courtesy Photo) Find some summer fun at Hurlburt's Rifle and Pistol Club
The Rifle and Pistol Club on Red Horse Road has been at Hurlburt Field, Fla., for 32 years. The club promotes firearm safety, familiarity and marksmanship among its patrons."Our policy is to provide a safe and family friendly place," said William Walter, Air Force Special Operations Command program analyst, club chairman of membership advisory
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Chaplain (Capt.) Doug Lumpkin, 1st Special Operations Wing, poses for a photo at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2014. Lumpkin is the chaplain for the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group and is responsible for advising leadership, conducting worship services, and caring for Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeff Parkinson) From Reserve to AD: A chaplain's journey
Chaplain (Capt.) Doug Lumpkin, 1st Special Operations Wing, is the newest chaplain on the Hurlburt Field chapel team, but quite a few may already know him.Lumpkin recently transferred from Air Force Reserves to active duty.Lumpkin received his commission in 2008 where he served nearly six years in the reserves before transferring to active duty in
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Nora Torres, preschool teacher, sits with her class during an outside activity at the main child development center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 25, 2014. Torres has worked at the CDC since 1985. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sarah Hanson) Hurlburt CDC teacher inspires children for 29+ years
It can be difficult for Airmen to focus on the mission when they worry about their children. However, one very special preschool teacher can give parents peace of mind.Nora Torres has been caring for and educating children since 1985 at the main child development center on Hurlburt Field, Fla. "If a child falls down or is sad and mommy is fixing a
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