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Senior Airman John Wilbur, 901st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron 
avionics journeyman, inspects an MC-130H Talon II infrared detection system on 
the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 25, 2014. The infrared detection 
system picks up heat levels, which help with reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force 
photo/Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)
Maintainer trades greasy coveralls for scrubs
From enlisted maintainer to commissioned nurse candidate, an Air Commando from Hurlburt was one of 47 Airmen accepted into the Nursing Enlisted Commissioning Program June 17.After earning his bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, Senior Airman John Wilbur, 901st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron avionics journeyman,
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Maj. Nick Noreus, 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey pilot, applied for a one-way ticket to Mars. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. John Bainter) Hurlburt CV-22 pilot may take mission to Mars
Pilot, inventor, potential Martian, and mustache aficionado are just a few of the words to describe one Air Commando at Hurlburt Field, Fla.Maj. Nick Noreus, 8th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey pilot, is a man on a mission with high hopes of being one of the first humans on the planet Mars."I can't remember a day I didn't want to fly,"
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Staff Sgt. Corey Rainge, 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his dog Cora, stand together on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 26, 2014. There are more than 1300 dog handler teams in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) There's no I in team
Two deployments into his Air Force career, one Airman decided to change it up and switch to a new job with a four-legged companion by his side.Staff Sgt. Corey Rainge, 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, graduated MWD Handler School in 2009 and is now preparing for his first deployment with his four-legged
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(courtesy photo) Twin Commandos serve at Hurlburt
After 20 years of service, fraternal twins Maj. Caroline Beck, 1st Special Operations Air Operations Squadron senior duty officer, and her sister Senior Master Sgt. Cathrine Beck, HQ Air Force Special Operations Command/A7 program manager, are both stationed at Hurlburt Field. It was never their plan to be stationed together, nor did they think it
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Staff Sgt. Michael Dietz, 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels craftsman, checks the gauges on a fuel truck at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 20, 2014. Dietz was preparing to refuel a CV-22 Osprey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik) Air Commandos fuel the fight
Since Jan 2014 the petroleum, oils and lubricants flight has distributed approximately 1.5 million gallons of fuel and is projecting to issue out around 6 million gallons by the end of the year, said Master Sgt. Chad Ashton, 1st Special Operations Logisitics Readiness Squadron fuels operations section chief. POL fuels aircraft, vehicles and support
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Flight control specialist journeymen from the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit work on an AC-130U Spooky Gunship  at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 16, 2014. The 4th AMU maintains the aircraft 24 hours a day to ensure the training missions go as planned. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) 4th AMU keeps night mission going
Before sunrise, when most people are waking up to start their day, Airmen from the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are finishing up a hard nights work so the mission can continue during the day. Airmen working the nightshift are the first-line of maintenance for the AC-130U Spooky Gunships. The heavily armed Spooky, which performs more than 1000
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A medical laboratory technician draws blood from a patient at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 14, 2014. Medical lab techs spend 13 months in technical training school. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeff Parkinson) Medical lab techs; they "vant to suck your blood"
Medical laboratory technicians collect blood, but there is more to being a lab tech than just that.Lab techs see 50 to 60 patients a day, and each may require up to five tests. "Surprisingly, people don't pass out too often," said Senior Master Sgt. Kristi Binard, 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron diagnostics and therapeutics flight
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Family support coordinators have a meeting regarding various topics on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 10, 2014. Coordinators provide resiliency education to Airmen and their families to increase quality of life and strengthen the overall readiness of the special operations community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) POTFF adds Family Support Coordinators
The Preservation of the Force and Family initiative continues to grow here. For example, Family Support Coordinators have recently been assigned to various groups and squadrons across the base. "I believe our job is what ties the POTFF initiative together," said Christina Lewis, 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group FSC. "We support the Airmen
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Senior Airman Emmanuel Ogbe, 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron individual protection equipment journeyman, poses for a photo at the deployment control center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 15, 2014. Ogbe is scheduled to ship out to Army Basic Military Training later this year to become an Army officer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) Coming to America: Nigerian native to commission in U.S. Army
A Hurlburt Airman is going the distance. From Nigeria to America... from graduate school to the U.S. Air Force... from an enlisted Airman to an Army officer... there is no stopping him. Senior Airman Emmanuel Ogbe, 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron individual protection equipment journeyman, said he always wanted to serve in the
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Tech. Sgt. Edilberto Malave, 8th Special Operations Squadron flight engineer, looks on as another flight engineer shoots the .50 caliber machine gun mounted to the ramp of a CV-22 Osprey near Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 6, 2014. The Osprey’s mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Passion to fly
In the cockpit of a CV-22 Osprey a flight engineer fires up the engines and begins his routine pre-flight inspections. The engines hum loudly and the tilt-rotor aircraft rocks back and forth as the propellers begin spinning. Once everyone finishes their checks, the pilots take control of the aircraft and in seconds the Osprey is above the
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