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Senior Airman Jason Mohamed, a pavements and construction equipment journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, throws excess dirt into a dump truck at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES releveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) 'Dirt Boyz' keep digging
The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES re-leveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group building to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. These Airmen, identified as “Dirt Boyz,” are known for their work on roadways, pavements and the surrounding environment on Hurlburt. The process of re-grading
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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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Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6, 2017. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere multi-role aircraft. It is used for missions such as close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOAMXS keeps AC-130U Spooky gunships ready to fly any time, any place
Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere
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The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory anytime, anyplace. A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II crew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew preserves global readiness
A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in
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Air Commandos attend the Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 23, 2017. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted hostage-rescue mission in 1980 that resulted in five, 8th Special Operations Squadron Airmen and three Marines sacrificing their lives when two of the involved aircraft collided at the Desert One staging site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony
Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
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A black bear lays in a tree at the Soundside playground on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 22, 2017. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation personnel have set out traps and encourage residents to clean and store their grills and trash cans in a secured compound such as a shed or covered enclosure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Bears sniff their way to Hurlburt playground
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation personnel have spotted and set out traps for three black bears at the Soundside playground on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 22, 2017. Residents are encouraged to clean and store their grills and trash cans in a secured compound such as a shed or covered enclosure. If a bear is approaching, the most important thing
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An M18 smoke grenade is used to shelter the positions of 6th Special Operations Squadron combat aviation advisor students while they navigated through “Palmetto Land” during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Throughout Raven Claw, students faced different scenarios to include providing casualty treatment for local civilians, handling potential human rights violations and reacting to improvised explosions during the middle of the night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Into the brush with Operation Raven Claw
Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron participate in Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27. Operation Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course. Combat aviation advisors are specifically trained and
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Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron are briefed by instructors during Operation Raven Claw at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2017. Air Force Special Operations Command’s 6th SOS is the only unit in AFSOC whose primary mission is to execute combat aviation advisory operations worldwide in support of U.S. Special Operations Command’s tailor-made theater security cooperation plans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Combat aviation advisors conduct Operation Raven Claw
Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron participate in Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 24. Operation Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course. Combat aviation advisors are specifically trained and
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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
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos
After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and
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