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Firefighters from Hurlburt Field and surrounding counties use a circular saw to cut sections of the roof of the old base Fire Department Jan. 13. The Okaloosa County Joint Training Council session took place in the old station weeks before it will be demolished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden) Old fire department still useful for joint-county training
When the old Hurlburt Field fire department closed last summer, many expected the building would no longer serve a purpose before being demolished. The abandoned station, constructed in 1954, had been through decades of wear and had endured many storms along the base flightline.But when retired Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Remedies, assistant fire chief
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Airmen reflect on first hours of Haiti relief mission
As many people around the world watched the aftermath of the earthquake that ravaged Haiti Jan. 12, they also saw the compassion and character of the military responders who brought humanitarian aid. Some of the first service members to land on the island were Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Wing, whose motto of "Any time, any place,"
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2010
Members of the 505th Training Squadron finish wrapping gifts for the 
Hurlburt Field Angel Tree Program. Organizers said the booster club and the C2 Warrior Fund raised more than $4,000 intended for presents and clothes for 71 children at both Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base. (Courtesy photo) Base generosity on display during Angel Tree program
For many children, the holiday season is a time marked by days off from school, visits with Santa Claus and, perhaps most importantly, the presents that await them under the tree. However, there are circumstances where some children may not be able to receive what they most want on their wish lists. And with this being the Year of the Air Force
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2010
Airman 1st Class Nadia Amaya, 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron food service specialist, checks the clock during the quarterly Top Chef competition Dec. 3 at Hurlburt Field. The cooks were allotted 90 minutes to prepare an entrée. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter) Airmen compete in culinary challenge to become top chef
As staff members loudly shouted the amount of time remaining, Airman 1st Class Nadia Amaya, a food service specialist with the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron, laughed to herself over each announcement of the nearing deadline."The time constraints are surprising, since we're used to doing this every day with much more food," she said.
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2009
Senior Airman Joshua Lucas (left), and Tech. Sgt. Mark Schroeder (right), both combat aviation advisors with the 19th Special Operations Squadron, go in for another round of rice and water beetles at the request of their guests during the Raven Claw field exercise at the Eglin range Nov. 4. The Airmen were trained in regional skills in preparation for the exercise during the Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joe McFadden.) Airmen test counterinsurgency skills during Raven Claw
"Having Hurlburt Field on a set of orders does not make you an Air Commando; you have to earn it." Those words are inscribed on a plaque above the doorway leading to the Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course, where Airmen are trained in counterinsurgency doctrine and regional skills. After seven weeks of training, 18 Airmen passed
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2009
U. S. Air Force Lt. Col David Luther, 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, treats simulated patient Airman 1st Class Nichole Dunnam, 1st Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron,  for various wounds during a casualty evacuation training mission, Oct. 27, 2009, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter/Released) Volunteers take flight in casualty evacuation exercise
As he heard the C-130 circle around the flightline before landing, Airman 1st Class Oliver Howe, 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, started grinning. "That's when I knew this exercise was for real, and I knew this would be fun," he said.Airman Howe was among the dozen Airmen who posed as casualties for medical students while flying in
0 11/13
2009
Hurricane section graphic It's always sunny on the weather side
Editor's note: This article is the third in a series to help prepare Team Hurlburt for the operational readiness inspection in February 2010. The goal of the series is to educate and inform the base populace of the roles and responsibilities of some of the hard-working support elements that make up a base whether deployed or at home station. The
0 11/05
2009
Ma. John Loftis, a public information officer deployed from Hurlburt Field, Fla., interacts with local children during a recent visit in Afghanistan. Major Loftis uses his unique fluency in the local Afghan language, Pashto, to develop close connections with the local community in an effort to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. "He can go among the local population and get their impression of U.S. forces," said Mohammad Ashraf Nasari, the governor of Zabul province, Afghanistan. "He can do this better than any other soldier because he speaks their language and knows their culture." (U.S. Department of Defense photo) Air Force major uses unique abilities to serve local villagers
Maj. John Loftis has a Pashto name -- Esan. People are always asking him what it means. Deployed to Forward Operating Base Smart - a small military compound located in the heart of the Southern Afghan city of Qalat - the Air Force public information officer leaves quite an impression with the Afghan community he lives and works in, even if that
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Laying down the law in theater: Deployed lawyers carry heavy plate
Editor's note: This article is the second in a series to help prepare Team Hurlburt for the operational readiness inspection in February 2010. The goal of the series is to educate and inform the base populace of the roles and responsibilities of some of the hard-working support elements that make up a base whether deployed or at home station.
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2009
MOBILE, AL-- Maj. Brian Welch, assistant Director of Operations, 18th Flight Test Squadron, gives Christian Prockupski, a 10-year-old cancer patient, a flight helmet signed by the 1st Special Operations Wing commander, Col. Gregory Lengyel and Airmen from the 6th Special Operations Squadron and the 18th FLTS.  A few members of the 6th SOS and 18th FLTS surprised Christian at the University of Southern Alabama Women and Children's Hospital by arriving in on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Orly N. Tyrell) 6th SOS aircrew grants very special wish
The little boy sat with his knees tucked to his chest, not knowing why he was out in the heat. All he was told was there was a surprise coming just for him. He sat and waited patiently, trying to imagine what the surprise could be. Soon after, he heard the loud chop-chop-chop of a rotor blade and, moments later, he saw a UH-1 Huey directly in front
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2009
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