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Blue Flag exercise 40th anniversary luncheon
The 505th Combat Training Squadron hosted a Blue Flag exercise 40th anniversary luncheon at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 15, 2016. Blue Flag provides doctrinally correct air, space, and cyberspace crisis action planning.
Air Commandos return before holidays
Team Hurlburt greets Air Commandos as they return from deployment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 13, 2016. More than 125 Air Commandos were met by friends and family after serving for multiple months overseas.
53-year Civil Service career comes to close
A lot can happen in 53 years, and one Air Force Special Operations Command civilian Air Commando experienced it all.Jerry McCallister, the AFSOC operations division deputy chief, retired from the civil service in a ceremony here, Dec. 9.Col. Thaddeus Allen, the AFSOC operations division chief, presided over the ceremony.“Today we’re not only
Sirens sound, take action
On any given day, a person at Hurlburt Field may hear the loud, booming words, “this is the command post,” via the giant voice base notification system.How many know what to do when you hear the words that follow? The 1st Special Operations Wing command post ensures communications on base run efficiently and alerts Team Hurlburt personnel if
Hurlburt hosts Alpha Warrior
Hurlburt Field hosts the Alpha Warrior competition at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 3, 2016. This was the first Alpha Warrior competition held on Hurlburt. The competition is a timed obstacle course designed to push participants to their mental and physical limits.
Hurlburt Field lights base Christmas tree
A Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held to celebrate the holiday season at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Dec. 2, 2016. In addition to the tree lighting, Air Commandos and their families celebrated by pinning yellow ribbons on a wreath to remember family members who are currently deployed and receiving a visit from Santa Claus.
Secure trash, food to keep grazing bears away
“Viewing bears wandering by woods or on base should not cause any concern,” said Patricia Williams, the natural and cultural resources program manager with the 1st Special Operations Wing Civil Engineer Squadron. “This is their habitat as well as ours. The best defense against bear-human conflicts lies in securing trash and food.”Bears are a
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
1st SOMXS innovation improves training platform
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight built a stand to assist the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron conduct operational checks and training with the Ku Spread Spectrum antenna.
AC-130J drops first Laser SDB
The 1st Special Operations Group Detachment 2 reached a milestone in the test phase of the AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft, here, late October, after completing the first release of a Laser Guided Small-Diameter Bomb.While this event is historic for the AC-130J, it also highlights the momentum to get the aircraft combat ready to deploy and bring its