• Copyrighted material: All that can be downloaded is not free

    Copyright infringement occurs when people use or distribute information without permission from the person or organization who owns the legal rights to the information, according to the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team. This includes illegally downloading music. The Recording Industry Association of
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Award

    16th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility won the 2006 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award during a ceremony held in Tallahassee on Mar. 31. The award, commonly referred to as "Plant of the Year", recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in operation,
  • Commandos go 1-3

    Hurlburt Field’s women’s varsity softball team played hostess Saturday for a four-team round-robin tournament on the diamonds behind the Aderholt Fitness Center. Teams from Keesler, Tyndall and the home team participated. Hurlburt’s squad divided into two teams, augmented by players from a local off-base team. The team of entirely base players
  • Hearing draws crowd over new housing

    The Air Force held a public hearing Tuesday evening in an effort to record the community’s comments and concerns regarding the Military Family Housing Privatization initiative on Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. Some 250 people packed the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium to show support for or opposition to the project at the
  • Emblems return

  • Honorary commanders, command chief tour 16th OG

    The 16th Special Operations Wing’s honorary commanders and command chief toured the 16th Operations Group April 10. The tour was part of the honorary commander program’s plan to spotlight one of the 16th SOW’s four groups each quarter. With the vast missions performed by the 16th OG, it was difficult to narrow down the units they would have time to
  • Officer records unmasked

    Air Force leaders announced April 13 that promotion boards will once again consider officers’ educational progress as they advance in rank, beginning with the calendar year 2008 central selection boards. In a joint letter released from Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley, they state, “Our
  • Sexual assault report card, details reflect positive changes

    The Department of Defense released the second-annual report on the Sexual Assault Response Program March 16. The report identified that recent procedural changes have allowed more victims to come forward. Air Force Special Operations Command ranked second to last in sexual assaults reported throughout the nine Air Force major commands, with only