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An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron taxis down a runway for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7, 2017. The MC-130H is equipped to provide in-flight refueling for special operations forces aircraft and combat search and rescue helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) 15th SOS maintains MC-130H Combat Talon II combat readiness
An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron takes off for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7. Aircrew with the 15th SOS train to be able to operate the MC-130H in missions like providing infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces, and can perform equipment resupply missions to hostile
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2017
Staff Sgt. Alex Almarales, a special missions aviator with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, conducts preflight inspections of an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 17, 2017. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 4th SOS aircrew fire for readiness
Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conducted a live-fire training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm and 105mm canons, and can take
0 4/18
2017
A Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, holds a rope in preparation for fast-rope training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. An instructor with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office trained Soldiers on proper fast roping techniques for special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOSS HAVE ACE hosts Army Special Forces
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, participate in 1st Special Operations Support Squadron HAVE ACE training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. The 1st SOSS Operations Support Joint office coordinates two-week long training programs for Army, Navy and Marine special operations forces
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2017
Senior Airman John Nipp, an explosive ordnance disposal journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, checks his night-vision goggles before training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 9, 2017. EOD Airmen cleared more than a mile of roadways and disabled several simulated caches of explosive ordnance during training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EOD Air Commandos conduct night training
Six explosive ordinance disposal Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron performed a three hour, explosive ordnance cache training at the Eglin Range, March 9. Simulated cache training is conducted quarterly to ensure Hurlburt’s EOD Airmen are ready to execute operations worldwide.The EOD specialists began their night
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2017
Airman 1st Class Lawrence Gress, an explosive ordinance disposal journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, tests the .50 caliber blank rounds of an MK1 rocket wrench during EOD tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Mar. 6, 2017. The electrical detonation of the two .50-caliber blank rounds causes the rocket wrench to spin rapidly, removing the fuse attached to the ordnance in the process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EOD Air Commandos conduct tool training
Explosive ordinance disposal specialists with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron conduct EOD tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Mar. 6, 2017. EOD specialists conduct tool training to remain familiar with equipment and ensure readiness to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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2017
Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Defenders, firefighters conduct training
Hurlburt first responders conduct power tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. Air Commandos participated in power tool training to enhance real-world emergency response capabilities to ensure global readiness.
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2016
A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 30, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training
Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
0 12/05
2016
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct pre-flight inspections of a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016. Pre-flight inspections are done to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) KC-10 Extender refuels CV-22 Ospreys
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct an air-refueling mission with a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command
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2016
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. Aircrew with the 8th SOS conduct routine training flights to ensure their readiness to execute global special operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Osprey flight engineers ensure readiness
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. The CV-22 combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a
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2016
Airmen with various RED HORSE and Civil Engineering squadrons prepare to pave a parking lot on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2016. As part of a two-week milling and paving training course, more than 20 Airmen from across the globe participated by laying asphalt to repair a parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
RED HORSE paves the way
Airmen with various RED HORSE and Civil Engineering squadrons prepare to pave a parking lot on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2016. As part of a two-week milling and paving training course, more than 20 Airmen from across the globe participated by laying asphalt to repair a parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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2016
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