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Air Commandos from the 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, pull their cardboard boat past the finish line during the 25th cardboard boat regatta at the Soundside Marina on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2013. The 823rd RHS stole the title as regatta champions from the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, the defending champions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway) 823rd RED HORSE takes cardboard title
The smell of food, the sound of music, and stormy weather is how the sound of independence started off June 28, here.Despite the potential inclimate postponing the crowd-pleasing tradition of the 25th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, each team slowly arrived and inspected their now water-logged boats prior to the race."After waiting for what seemed
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2013
Master Sgt. Tomekia King, 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron NCO in-charge, performs squats during Post Pregnancy physical training at the Riptide Fitness Center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 17, 2013. “I was worried about my [physical fitness] before learning about the program,” King said, “I definitely see improvements in my [physical fitness] as far as cardio and strength. I think Post Pregnancy PT should be a mandatory program.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Parkinson)

Air Com-MOM-dos get back in the fight
The Hurlburt Field Health and Wellness Center offers a special physical training program for active-duty mothers who are six weeks to six months post-partum.April Royster, HAWC health and fitness specialist who runs the program, said Post Pregnancy PT is designed to recondition active-duty members coming off maternity leave."My goal is to train
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2013
Senior Airman Jacob Moon sprays lubricant on a 30-ton aircraft jack at the Aerospace Ground Equipment shop on Hurlburt Field Fla., June 4, 2013. the mechanics at the AGE shop are responsible for maintaing more than 750 pieces of equipment, essential for maintaining  aircraft.
(U.S. Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. John Bainter) AGE keeps aircraft flying
Maintainers from the Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, live by the motto: "Without ground power there's no air power." These Airmen maintain all the equipment required to keep aircraft maintained and mission ready. The AGE flight has more than 60 personnel who repair, inspect and deliver more
0 6/11
2013
A Lunch Lingo attendee, left, and William Vander Bought, a French instructor with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School’s Language Center, go over basic French phrases during Lunch Lingo at the Hurlburt Field Library on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 3, 2013.  Lunch Lingo is a free weekday lunchtime language seminar for Airmen and Department of Defense card holders, at any level, who are interested in learning a language, and those who are simply brushing up on their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) Chat and Chew
Venir apprendre, meaning "come learn" in the French language is the message that William Vander Bought, a French instructor with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School Language Center, would like to get out to the Hurlburt Field community. People can vendir apprendre at Lunch Lingo.Lunch Lingo is a free daily lunchtime language seminar held
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2013
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Desjardin, training management section chief for 1st Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron (left), gets assistance from Senior Airman David Curley, noncommissioned officer in charge of physical therapy for 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, with passive range of motion during physical training on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 29, 2013. Physical training technicians are primarily concerned with the remediation of injuries and disabilities to promote mobility, functional ability, movement potential and quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway) Rehabbing Airman back into the fight
Physical therapists from the 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron use rehab to help recovering Airmen regain their ability to accomplish the mission.When an Air Commando is injured during physical training, work or recovering from recent surgery, their primary care manager will recommend visiting physical therapy technicians at the
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2013
Children from the Hurlburt Field Child Development Center East help during a tree planting ceremony at the CDC East at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2013.  Tree planting helps minimize erosion, provides wind breaks and cuts cooling and heating costs. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Hayden K. Hyatt) 1st SOCES maintains "Tree City" status
The title of "Tree City USA" is not something just any community can obtain and yet, Hurlburt Field has won and maintained this status for almost two decades. Hurlburt Field has been a certified Tree City since 1994, according to said Krystal Walsh, natural and cultural resources manager for 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. "No other
0 5/30
2013
Take Command of your Healthcare. MiCare streamlines health inquiries
Long lines, copious amounts of paperwork, waiting in a room to wait in another smaller room, all to ask a simple question about health--MiCare mitigates the process through easy access to a healthcare professional through the internet.Secure messaging is available to patients through a website called MiCare Portal."The Relay Health MiCare Portal is
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U.S. Airmen from 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, dig a hole before demolition training on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 17, 2013. RED HORSE is known as a self-sufficient civil engineer response force capable of rapidly deploying to support contingency and special operations worldwide.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway)
RED HORSE roars through training
At any given time, Hurlburt Field Airmen may hear loud booms and feel the ground shake under their feet. It's a normal occurrence on Hurlburt Field and most people give the credit to the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadrons Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen. However, the masterminds behind the explosions were 25 Airmen from the 823rd
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Airman Basic Mario Prince, soccer player for the Special Tactics Training Squadron Team, attempts to weave through players from Team Red during an arena soccer game at the Riptide Fitness Center’s hockey arena on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kentavist P. Brackin) Airmen bring soccer to arena
Hurlburt Field's first arena soccer season has been extended for five weeks, granting the wishes of more than 100 soccer enthusiastic Airmen and other personnel from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, Fla. Originally, the soccer season was scheduled to be eight weeks - ending April 12, but since many of the players wanted to continue playing,
0 4/30
2013
U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. John Bainter. Air Force puts 'bread' in Airmen pockets
Noon rolls around and stomachs begin rumble--the gastric moans and groans set off thoughts of delectable delights awaiting the arrival of ravenous patron's to feast at the nearest fast-food restaurant. As thoughts fixate on iconic symbols that represent gluttony goodness, Airmen wander past the award-winning sustenance that the Air Force
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