• Gate guards thwart drugs entering base

    US Protect gate guards have busted eight people trying to enter base possessing drugs in February alone. “There has been a 75 percent increase in bust compared from last year at this time,” said Capt. Keri Walker, 16th Security Forces Squadron operations officer. The majority of people getting bust civilian contractors who work on base and have
  • Fisher DeBerry coaches different team at National Prayer Luncheon

    Fisher DeBerry, U.S. Air Force Academy head football coach, headlined this year’s National Prayer Luncheon held at The Soundside Feb. 22. The luncheon, which drew more than 275 people, dates back to 1943 when members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives started prayer breakfasts to discuss their spiritual needs. The idea of the meeting
  • Base engineers interact with Shalimar students

    Hurlburt Field Airmen visited Meigs Middle School in Shalimar to give their expertise to the engineering contest held last week as part of National Engineers Week. Nine engineers from base, members of the Society of American Military Engineers, gave presentations to the class about engineering and judged the contest. “The program gives the students
  • Airman convicted on child abuse charges

    An Airman assigned to the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron was convicted Feb. 24 of aggravated assault against his 3-year-old stepdaughter. The three-day trial ended with the Airman, whose name is being withheld due to the nature of the offense, being sentenced by military judge Lt. Col. Gary Jackson to 30 months confinement, forfeiture of all pay and
  • AFSOC CE cleans up crash site

    On March 31, 2005, eight Air Force Special Operations Command crew members from the 7th Special Operations Squadron, 352nd Special Operations Group, and one crew member from Detachment 2, 25th Intelligence Operations Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, died when their MC-130H Combat Talon II crashed in mountainous southern Albania, near the remote village of
  • AFAF campaign kicks off in near future

     The 2006 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign will kick off at 8 a.m. March 10 in the Aderholt Fitness Center gym. In 2005 more than $132,000 was raised and donated to the fund. Of the money $72,136 was donated to the AFAS, which in turn gave back more than $227,000 to Hurlburt Field Airmen and their families. The AFAF was established in order to
  • Green wants you! Operation ‘Blue to Green’ offers seperating Airmen opportunities to continue their careers

     The Army is offering Airmen who are being force shaped, forced to retrain or just looking for a change – a way to continue their military careers. With 55,000 Airmen planned to be cut by 2011, the “Blue to Green” program may be the only way to keep rank and stay in the military. “One day you will come into work with Air Force rank and the next day
  • Men’s Varsity end season with heart

    The men’s varsity basketball team brought home fourth place from the Southeastern Men’s Athletic Conference double elimination tournament Saturday and Sunday at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. There were eight teams total in the conference. Tyndall defeated Hurlburt 74-61 in the semi finals. Hurlburt’s first game was against local rivals, Eglin.
  • “Airmen’s Night Out” celebrates African-American heritage

    The history of African Americans was celebrated through food, story-telling, artwork and drum lessons Feb. 23 in the community center during the second Airman’s Night Out. More than 40 Airmen held ‘passports’ to the various locations, allowing them access to the mysteries of the Underground Railroad, genealogy, hip hop music and a time warp back to
  • EOD Airmen remove, detonate WWII-era bomb in Pensacola

    Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen from the 16th Civil Engineer Squadron destroyed a Word War II-era explosive device found in Pensacola Tuesday. The 100-pound photo-flash bomb, common to the World War II or Korean War period, was found by construction workers clearing storm debris in the waters of the Santa Rosa Sound on Pensacola Beach. When they