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Honorary 1st Special Operations Wing commander Tony Hughes, president and chief executive officer of Beach Community Bank, tries his hand at firefighting during an honorary commander tour. The Honorary Commanders Program is a way for the public to understand Hurlburt Field's mission, and how it might impact the surrounding areas. (Courtesy photo) Honorary Commanders Program: Community leaders learn base, mission, to make life outside gates better
What do a firefighter, a hospital official, a banker and Methodist pastor have in common? These four plus a college official, a radio official and a chamber of commerce president round out the team that makes up the 2006-2007 1st Special Operations Wing Honorary Commanders Program. In its third year, the program is designed to build and maintain
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EOD Airmen look on as they go over procedures before starting a training session at the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Shepherd) Saving lives one IED at a time: EOD techs brave bombs while others run away
Squadrons and flights around the Air Force have their mottos and creeds. But none is more important perhaps than that of the explosive ordnance disposal career field: "Initial success or total failure." When you do what these Airmen do for a living, obviously nothing less than perfection is acceptable. Their mission is simple - to neutralize the
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This year's Team Hurlburt Annual Award winners. (Courtesy photo) Team Hurlburt Annual Awards
Nine Hurburt Field Airmen and civil service employees proved themselves to be the best-of-the-best in 2006 and were announced as the Team Hurlburt Annual Award winners at the annual awards banquet held Feb. 23 at the Emerald Coast Conference Center. The event honored these winners and every other unit award winner from across Hurlburt Field. The
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Default Air Force Logo What is the most important four-letter word?
What is the most important four-letter word in the English language -- love, care? A father asked his sons. The sons responded by scratching their heads and guessing to no avail, the father's answer was always the same -- no. However, the answer was no, not that N-O, but K-N-O-W. Retired Gen. Lloyd "Fig" Newton, African-American History Luncheon
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Default Air Force Logo COMBAT TRUCKERS - 1st SOLRS deployed convoys keep rollin’; maintain lifelines for troops on frontlines
Drive from Hurlburt Field to New York on a diet of sleep deprivation, extreme weather conditions and stressful traffic delays. And be there by tomorrow. If that's not challenging enough, add improvised explosive devices, vehicle born IEDs, small-arms fire, snipers, etc. This was the scenario Staff Sgt. Matthew Trissel, 1st Special Operation
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A student lands in the Sound following a static line jump from an MC-130. While JGLOs primary focus is training with AC-130s, the students take advantage of other training opportunities available here. (Photo by Chief Warrant Officer Todd Sowerby) JGLO: Bringing “joint” flavor to Hurlburt Field
Calling in an AC-130 for fire support ain't like ordering a pizza - but it delivers. Army Green Berets, Navy SEALs and Marine Corps Special Operations Forces come to Hurlburt Field to train with these fire-breathing machines. The 1st Special Operations Support Squadron's Joint Ground Liaison coordinates realistic, unique and specialized training
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Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt Spouse’s Club gives back to Airmen, families, base
When the words 'spouse's club' are mentioned, an image of dainty ladies in hats and gloves sipping tea and discussing the latest tittle-tattle comes to mind. The Hurlburt Spouse's Club is anything but that. The HSC has more than 140 members involved in many activities on and off base helping either the Airmen directly or the community in which they
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Aerial gunners with the 4th Special Operations Squadron load the 105 mm Howitzer cannon on an AC-130U Spooky gunship. In addition to the cannon, four of the squadron's AC-130U models will also be equipped with two 30 mm guns.  (Courtesy photograph) AC-130U gunships become even Spookier
The 4th Special Operations Squadron received four new aircraft with a new arsenal requiring new kind of training for the flight crews aboard the AC-130U Spooky gunships. The new aircraft will sport two 30 mm guns to replace the existing 25 mm Gatling-gun and 40 mm Bofors cannon that have been a part of the airplane's firepower since its inception.
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Technical Sgt. Charles Reaves, left, and Staff Sgts. Jesse Marx, middle, and David Gilbert, 8th AMU maintainers, perform an aircraft software upload Friday, to the avionics systems aboard the CV-22. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Jamie Haig) 8th AMU new kid on the tarmac
The 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit may be the smallest and newest maintenance squadron at Hurlburt Field, but they are fired up about their mission and the aircraft they're responsible for safekeeping. Sharing space with the MH-53 PAVE LOWs in Independence Hangar, they're responsible for the modifications and maintenance of the 8th Special
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A collage of photos show the various events sponsored by the Hurlburt Field Chapel. Faith rallies, Bible studies, singles and youth groups, marriage classes and community events are a few of the things the base chapel sponsors. (Courtesy Photograph) Chaplains: serving base, deployed units, community
Whether it's a retirement, a change of command or services on the weekend, the Hurlburt Field chaplains are always present and ready to help Airmen and their families at "Anytime, Anyplace." The chapel has six chaplains and six chaplain assistants, but at any given time, four are deployed to wherever Air Force Special Operations Command personnel
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