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Staff Sgt. William Anderson, 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron propulsion craftsman, sits in front of a C-130 on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 21, 2013. Anderson recently returned from a special duty as NCO in charge of the Eglin Air Force Base honor guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed) Trading in taps to turn a wrench
The mournful sound of taps played by a bugle, the rhythmic heel beats of marching in time, and the barking of commands is all in a day's work when Airmen are assigned to base honor guard duty. For Staff Sgt. William Anderson, 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron propulsion craftsman, early mornings and late nights of drill and
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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas—With Spring’s arrival, motorcyclists are again taking to the roads. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings and share the road. (Courtesy graphic) Air Commando aids SNCO after motorcycle mishap
A Hurlburt Field safety chief, strapped on his helmet, pulled on his gloves and hopped on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Then, he cruised out of his driveway to make the drive down Highway 98 like any other day. The slight fall chill of Nov. 15 in Florida wouldn't stop Master Sgt. Shawn Malcolm, 505th Command and Control Wing chief of safety, and
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The munitions maintenance crew feeds 25mm rounds through a machine at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013. The crew stored all unfired rounds for later use. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter) From Build to Boom: AMMO backshop
Editor's note: This article is the first in a series about the Airmen and work centers who deal with munitions from build to boom.The Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight here are responsible for building the things which go 'BOOM' in the night, in an area known as the "bomb dump" in "Ammo
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Ghostly figures dangle from the tree of  Master Sgt. Craig Musselman, 10th Combat Weather Squadron operations superintendent, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 15, 2013. Several base housing residents have decorated their homes in anticipation for Halloween. Trick-or-treating will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in base housing. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter) Keep boys and ghouls safe this Halloween
With several injuries being reported annually, it's imperative to follow safety tips to avoid becoming a Halloween statistic. Pumpkin carving accidents, flammable costumes, and motor vehicle accidents are just some of the ways people get injured on or around Halloween.When it comes to carving pumpkins, pumpkin carving kits are recommended in place
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Flew, a Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard canine, sits on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 3, 2013. Flew minimizes wildlife incidents with aircraft by acting as a predator to deter prey animals from her “territory.” (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed) One 'Flew' over the flightline
When most people see an aircraft take off from the flightline here, they may not think about the bird, deer or other animal which could have caused a failure to launch. There are multiple methods in use at Hurlburt to deter wildlife from straying into the path of an oncoming plane."We have many lights, noise deterrents, game monitors, and other
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Master Sgt. Jennifer Griffiths, Hurlburt Field Airman Leadership School
commandant, holds a spatula in her office at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 8,
2013. It was given to her as a going away gift when she was a senior airman
in services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeff Andrejcik)
Troubled Airman evolves, becomes Hurlburt ALS commandant
There is no discernible reason to believe an airman leadership school commandant could have ever encountered trouble in their career ... or is there?Master Sgt. Jennifer Griffiths, Hurlburt Field ALS commandant, said she was involved in a spat that no one, even herself, could have ever imagined happening.As a senior airman, she said she was working
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Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt Field honors fallen hero
Family, friends, and members of the 25th Intelligence Squadron came together here Sept. 23 to celebrate the life of a retired master sergeant who recently passed away from brain cancer."Thank you all for attending today's ceremony for our hero, retired Master Sgt. Navid "G" Garshasb," said Lt. Col. Jared Patrick, 25th IS commander, to the somber
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Children board a school bus in Hurlburt Field housing, Oct. 1, 2013. There are several bus stops throughout base transporting more than 500 children who reside in housing, to and from school. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter) Protect the Children "Our Most Valuable Resource"
Many of the more than 500 school-aged children in housing go to and from school at the same time the majority of the base commutes to and from work. To avoid heavy traffic, some drivers cut through base housing.When entering from the Bakke St. entrance, there's a speed limit sign posted which displays the driver's speed. More often than not, the
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(Courtesy Photo) Local finds his plane in Hurlburt Field Airpark
A man walks into the Hurlburt Field Air Park and notices he flew one of the planes during Vietnam--no, Kenneth Krohn actually flew the exact plane with the exact same tail number during the Vietnam War, as well as the C-123 Provider, albeit less frequently."We go out [to Hurlburt Field] once in a while to fix things, and one day I had a little
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The SVCs primary mission is the representation of victims of sexual assault and the complete safeguarding and confidentiality of any discussions between them and the client. They also serve as advocates to commanders on behalf of victims, attend interviews with law enforcement or other attorneys and work to protect victims’ privacy rights and overall dignity during the court-martial process. 
(Air Force Graphic) Victims of sexual assault get a new voice through Special Victims' Counsel
Article 32, Military Rule of Evidence 513, In camera review and Convening Authority are some terms in the military justice process which can seem pretty foreign to Airmen. Sadly, terms like sexual assault, intimidation, fear, embarrassment and isolation are far too familiar with many Airmen who have become victims of some form of sexual assault.
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