• New bridge unites marina, soundside

    Construction began in May on an $830,000 replacement bridge linking the marina to the soundside after Hurricane Ivan destroyed the original bridge in 2004. The old bridge was a road built over pipe culverts. Storm surge and water runoff made the road unsafe. "The necessity for a new bridge was recognized immediately after Hurricane Ivan," said
  • SOCOM commander visits Hurlburt, praises Air Commandos

    The Soldier leading special operations troops in the Global War on Terrorism visited Hurlburt Field Tuesday to speak to Joint Special Operations University students and receive briefings on current and future issues in Air Force Special Operations Command. But Army Gen. Doug Brown, U.S. Special Operations Command commander, didn't depart the base
  • Airman dies in fishing accident

    Tragedy struck Hurlburt Field when a 16th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter died June 16 in an accident on Gator Lake. After an intensive search, Tech. Sgt. Earnest "Rock" Rockamore's body was found at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. The cause of his death is still under investigation. "This is a time of sadness," said Col. Norman Brozenick Jr., 16th
  • Cannon AFB to make change to special ops mission

    The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that Air Force Special Operations Command will accept ownership of Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Range in New Mexico beginning in October. The announcement comes after months of studies to find a suitable location for AFSOC operations to expand toward the west coast. As part of the expansion, the 16th
  • Library offers educational summer events for children

    Children were beginning to squirm in their seats and the parents were struggling to keep their attention as anxiety grew into excited anticipation of meeting Shana Banana, a children's singer/performer, who entertained children June 7 at the base theater. The scheduled event was just a taste of what the 16th Services library has planned for
  • Salute to fathers

    Fathers are the unsung heroes who keep families together and instill values in children that will lead them into adulthood. This Father's Day, we honor those men who stand up and mold children into adults. This honor is not only set aside for biological fathers, but also for those military leaders who often take on an underlying "father-like" role
  • 16th Services kicks off weight-loss competition

    Registration has began June 1 for 16th Services squadron “Weight Warrior’s” competition, a plan designed to attract active-duty servicemembers who have a few extra pounds to lose into a health-based weight loss competition. First place is $150, second place is $100 and third place is $50. “We had requests to start an event to motivate, promote
  • Men’s health issues highlighted in June

    June is National Men’s Health Month. For those who aren’t sure if their health status is what it should be, the most important thing you can do is see a doctor as soon as possible for a complete physical. However, being men, sometimes pride steps in and makes it difficult to talk to a doctor about issues or symptoms that left unchecked can be
  • 16th Mission Support Squadron initiates program to help prevent alcohol related incidents on base.

    The 16th Mission Support Squadron initiated an innovative program here to deter servicemembers from driving under the influence and becoming involved in other alcohol-related incidents on and/or off base. The On-call Airman program, a recently added overture that was stream-lined by 16th MSS commander Major Jesse Johnson, enables MSS members to
  • One-Stop kiosk helps simplify customer service access

    Airmen dealing with financial and personnel issues discovered an easier method to resolve them here in April with the new Air Force One-Stop kiosk. The new computer system, located in the Finance lobby in building 90210, is a part of an ongoing Air Force Customer Service transformation initiative designed to improve the quality of life and enhance