• Check 3 GPS works on duty, off duty

    In recent years, outdoor activities like swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking and canoeing have needlessly claimed Airmen's lives.From 2011 to 2015, nearly 30,000 mishaps occurred on duty in the Air Force, according to Air Force Safety.These mishaps occurred through poor risk assessment, inattention, poor decision making, overconfidence or
  • CV-22s make history

    CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron, with Hurlburt Field, and 20th SOS, with Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., fly in formation over Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 3, 2017. This training mission was the first time in Air Force history that 10 CV-22s flew in formation simultaneously
  • Air Commando goes from maintainer to aircrew

    One Air Commando from the 901st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron has decided to continue his Air Force career as a remotely piloted aircraft sensor operator. Staff Sgt. Stephen Welsh, a communication navigation systems craftsman with the 901st SOAMXS, is set to attend technical training for his new career field in March. Although the process
  • Air Commando families jump for support

    Air Commando families attend a Hearts Apart event at the Sky Zone in Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 28, 2017. The Hurlburt Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts monthly events for families of deployed Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett/Senior Airman Kasie P. Whitfield)
  • 1st SOFSS 5k celebrates heritage

    The 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron held a Heritage 5k and half marathon event for Air Commandos and their families at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 28, 2017. Over 130 Air Commandos and family members participated in this event. The 1st SOFSS hosts events like this to promote fitness in the Hurlburt community.
  • 1 SOMDG named flag football champions

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Medical Group and 23rd Special Tactics Training Squadron intramural flag football team competed in the flag football championship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 26, 2017. The 1st SOMDG bested the 23rd STTS with a score of seven to six. More than 24 teams competed in approximately 74 games during the
  • POTFF offers mentorship

    The Preservation of the Force and Family team is raising awareness of the importance and impact of mentoring in honor of National Mentoring Month.
  • Air Commandos keep weapons systems boomin'

    Staff Sgt. Disraeli Lee, an armament team chief with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, installs a safety wire on a 25 mm Gatling gun at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 25, 2017. The safety wire ensures bolts are secured when firing the 25 mm Gatling gun. The Gatling gun can be found on the AC-130U Spooky gunship. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • AFCEC conducts pilot test of sustainment management system at Hurlburt Field

    Personnel from the utilities branch of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Operations Directorate and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Engineer Research Laboratory, or CERL, recently conducted the first pilot test of the UTILITIES sustainment management system, or U.SMS, at Hurlburt Field, Florida.The Air Force invested $3.65 million into
  • Hurlburt Field youth program classroom earns national recognition

    The Hurlburt Field Youth Program’s outdoor classroom for ages 9-12 earned national recognition as a certified Nature Explore Classroom through the Nature Explore Program in December 2016. Nature Explore is a national initiative, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Foundation in collaboration with environmental, educational, design and health organizations, meant to foster highly-effective, nature-based outdoor learning.