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A Detachment 1, 359th Training Squadron low observable aircraft structural maintenance student paints an aircraft component at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Dec. 17, 2013. Painting aircraft is important to prevent corrosion of the metal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michelle Vickers)  

 Training AF craftsmen
Whether it's keeping the "deck" clean or using the "head," Airmen at Detachment 1, 359th Training Squadron, "aboard" Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., know their sister service's lingo.The detachment teaches initial-entry and retraining Airmen in aircraft structural maintenance, low observable aircraft structural maintenance or nondestructive
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The Chaplain Corps at Hurlburt Field, as well as Air-Force wide, help all people on base in crisis situations.  They can help guide you away from the dark and back into the light.  (Photo illustration/Staff Sgt. John Bainter) Chaplain Corps: A place to run for help
An emergency storm shelter and a place of safety you can run to. A first sergeant's 911. An ear to listen to issues, with a 100-percent confidentiality guarantee. Sometimes the only thing standing between someone and their final decision.These are just some samples of what chaplains and chaplain assistants offer Air Commandos here. It doesn't
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Home for the holidays... but not for long
The life of a military member can have a unique set of circumstances which can test the resiliency of a family, especially if one of them is gone during the holidays. Those who are in the military, have a family member in the military, or know someone in the military, probably know all too well what it means to hear the word "deployment." Master
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2013
Senior Airman Brandon Seyl, 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems journeyman, connects a cable to an antenna at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013. With antennas, it’s challenging to ensure sufficient line-of-sight is established with satellites if there’s mountainous terrain, according to Seyl. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michelle Vickers)  No comm, no bomb
Silence. Picking up the phone or transmitting over a radio to get no response on the other end can be an eerie feeling, especially when Airmen deployed to a remote location seek directions on what they need to do, where they need to go, and how to get there.The 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron's tactical communications flight keeps
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2013
Senior Airman Rebecca Stinson, 711th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster, Jordan Roby, 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron contract specialist, and Capt. Joshua Stinson, 34th Special Operations Squadron U-28A instructor pilot, pose for a photo at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 18, 2013. The three family members serve within Air Force Special Operations Command as respective enlisted, civilian and commissioned Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Garrett) One Family – Three Air Commandos
Many Air Commandos within Air Force Special Operations Command pride themselves as belonging to a close-knit family built on pride for their country, devotion to duty and trust in each member's unique talents.But for the Stinson family, the sense of pride of serving within AFSOC and upholding a family tradition runs deep across three distinct
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2013
A 105mm round rests in a munitions trailer on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 6, 2013. Aircrew members rejected the round after a loose crimp was detected during the loading process. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration/Staff Sgt. John Bainter) From Build to Boom: Munitions Line Delivery
Those within earshot of Eglin Range, Fla., can hear the sound of freedom raining from the sky as 25, 40 and 105mm rounds strike targets with precise accuracy.Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions line delivery shop, deliver every round and retrieve every spent casing from missions originating at Hurlburt
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2013
Master Sgt. Tim Allison, 19th Special Operations Squadron first sergeant, unfolds bags during the Commando Cookie Drop at the chapel on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013. First sergeants will deliver bags of cookies to Airmen living in the dorms. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michelle Vickers) Commando cookie anyone?
Chocolate chip, star-shaped with red and green sprinkles, and caramel filled centers. These flavors and more made their way from the ovens of community volunteers to Hurlburt Field's chapel for the annual Commando Cookie Drop. Once donors brought their delicious delights to the curb of the chapel, volunteers whisked the cookies away for counting.
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2013
Fort Walton Beach police Cpl. Charles Pettis and police Capt. Tom Mhez pose with Astro the narcotic detection dog at the police department in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013. The military donated Astro, formally known as Astor, to the FWB Police Department in April of 2011. (US Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey) Becoming Astro: MWD turned civilian
A military working dog was unable to complete his training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in April 2011.MWD Astor became sick and ran into issues with the increased speed of his graduating class. This forced his Air Force retirement and he entered into the law enforcement adoption program. Once adopted, Astor became "Astro, the narcotic
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2013
A value stream map hangs on white boards during an Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013. The value stream map uses sticky notes to map out organizational processes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michelle Vickers) AFSO21: Map to a better way
When thinking about "getting lean," the first thing that comes to mind may be shaping up in the gym or cutting fat from a diet. The facilitators of Hurlburt Field's Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century program want Airmen to think outside the gym; make your work processes lean. AFSO21, the Air Force's continuous process improvement
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2013
A patient has his wisdom teeth removed at the dental clinic on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 19, 2013. Capt. Jeff Larkin, 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron general clinical dentist, removed all four wisdom teeth from a patient during a routine extraction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)  Wisdom teeth: Should they stay or go?
Some people get emotional and cry for no reason; some snore as if they were in a deep sleep; some even talk about football. These were all real life reactions caused by the lingering effects of being sedated during wisdom teeth extraction, according to Capt. Jeff Larkin, 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron general clinical dentist.For Larkin,
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2013
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