• New intel squadron "eyes" terrorists

    Terrorists and their supporters around in the world will soon be under the gaze of a powerful "unblinking eye" providing information on their whereabouts to a "brain" at Hurlburt Field. Note to the bad guys: You will not like the attention. The reactivation of the 11th Intelligence Squadron here on Tuesday marks a milestone for Air Force Special
  • 6th SOS performs unique mission worldwide

    (This is part one of a four part series on the 6th Special Operations Squadron) The 6th Special Operations Squadron's mission is to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in airpower employment, sustainment and force integration. That's what the fact sheet says. "We support the National Security Policy by helping foreign friends
  • Chief ends tenure as command's top enlisted leader

    Chief Master Sgt. Howard "Jim" Mowry, Air Force Special Operations Command command chief, is retiring, capping 29 years of distinguished enlisted service. Chief Mowry took time out recently to reflect on the past and present Air Force and his time with Air Force Special Operations Command. There have been many changes to the Air Force since
  • 16th CES Fire Dawgs hose Ammo 10 - 9

    Ten hits in the fourth inning was all it took to tilt the scales in the favor of the 16th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Dawgs against the 16th Equipment Maintenance Squadron's Ammo team during the intramural softball playoffs here Tuesday night. The game resulted in CES taking all with a score of 10-9. EMS had a productive first inning, scoring a
  • Services chefs battle for title

    Four 16th Service Squadron chefs competed in the Chef of the Quarter cook-off July 21 in the Reef dining facility. The contest has been reborn after a two year hiatus, thanks to Staff Sgts. Jean Coleus and Eric Brown, 16th SVS. "We did this as an incentive for the chefs," said Sergeant Coleus. "We wanted to show our appreciation because they do a
  • Command post expansion begins

    Barlavento L.L.C., Dothan, Ala., received a $1.3 million contract to expand the command post here. The 11-month expansion project, which began June 19, will benefit the base by consolidating command and control functions, especially during hurricanes. The command post building will increase from 5,700 square feet to 9,500 square feet. "The main
  • 25th IOS joins 55th Wing

    The 55th Operations Group assumed command of its newest squadron Wednesday, as the 25th Information Operation Squadron here was organizationally resubordinated from the 67th Information Operations Group at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The organizational shift will consolidate almost all of the Air
  • 16th CONS/23rd STS glides by CES 15-14

    Eight runs in the sixth inning were enough to push the combined team of 16th Contracting Squadron/23rd Special Tactics Squadron one run past the 16th Civil Engineer Squadron July 20. The last ditch combined effort of CONS/STS in the sixth inning lead to a dramatic finish, winning the game. Elliot Lewis, CES’s “secret weapon,” scored four runs in
  • Common access card requirement

    The 16th Communications Squadron is in full force implementing smart card logon for all users at Hurlburt Field by Monday. "This Department of Defense mandated program will help lock down our networks,” said Lt. Col Mike Hammond, 16th Communications Squadron commander. “Through this process, all users are positively identified and validated before
  • Airman guilty on four charges

    An Airman assigned to Detachment 3, 342nd Training Squadron pleaded guilty and was convicted July 17 of four different charges under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. Airman Basic Brian Hart was charged for wrongful use of cocaine, underage drinking and operating a vehicle while in intoxicated. He was also charged with Article 83, which is