• Team Hurlburt’s children fly into the wild blue yonder

    Members of the Hurlburt Field Library host the “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” reading event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 17, 2017. Guest speakers read an Air Force based children’s book to celebrate national aviation week and give children the opportunity to learn about aircraft flown across the Air Force. The library hosts events every Thursday from
  • 1st SOCES power pro Air Commandos sustain back-up generators

    Staff Sgt. Andre LaPerle, and Senior Airman Sean Bonness, electrical power production technicians with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, inspect a generator to troubleshoot its faulty operation at here, Aug. 23. Electrical power production Airmen keep emergency power generators available while at home station and keep primary and
  • Pearl Harbor survivor speaks to Air Commandos

    “How do we react to anything out of our comfort zone? With resiliency.” At 104 years old, retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing, the second oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor, understands what it takes to overcome adversity, as he told his life story during a special event here, Aug. 10, 2017.
  • Tennessee bridge dedicated in honor of fallen Air Commando, Staff Sgt. Robert "Bobby" J. McGuire, Jr

    A bridge in Norene, Tenn., was named in honor of Staff Sgt. Robert “Bobby” J. McGuire, Jr., a loadmaster with the 16th Special Operations Squadron, who died Aug. 7, 2002, when the MC-130H Combat Talon II he was in crashed during a training mission south of San Juan, Puerto Rico, killing all 10 members onboard. McGuire grew up in Watertown, Tenn.,
  • Air Force Selects Airmen for the 2017 All-Air Force Women’s Softball Team Trial Camp

    The Air Force recently selected the 2017 All-Air Force Women’s Softball Team Trial Camp to be held at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Aug. 31 - Sept. 17, 2017.
  • Ohio highway dedicated to SOF hero

    Two F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing provided a final salute to their brother in arms during a ceremony dedicating an Ohio highway to a special operations hero, Aug. 14.Six miles of County Highway 121 was dedicated in Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II’s namesake, a Special Tactics pararescueman who was
  • 1st SOMDG provides free physicals to more than 200 children

    The 1st Special Operations Medical Group hosted the Hurlburt Field School & Sports Physicals 2017 event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 5, 2017. The event prepared more than 200 children for the new school year. This is the first time in more than seven years that the 1st SOMDG has provided this service to service members and their children. (U.S.
  • Defenders are sharp as a DAGRE

    The clouds cover the moon on a pitch black drizzling night. The quiet footsteps of Air Commandos approach a compound. Their mission: find and capture a high value target.As they enter the compound they find contact; it's the enemy. Tactfully and skillfully they take down the two enemies wielding AK-47 assault rifles. The night continues on, after
  • Only the best protect the rest

    The warm dark nights of Hurlburt Field are peaceful, besides the humming of aircraft, it’s quiet around here.With silence however, can come trouble, and the defenders of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron are here to protect the nearly 6,700 acres of land and approximately 8,000 military personnel 24/7.“Defenders from the 1 SOSFS
  • 1st SOMXS Air Commandos maintain C-130 engines

    Aerospace propulsion turboprop and turboshaft journeymen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron perform maintenance on C-130 engines at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 3. Aerospace propulsion turboprop and turboshaft technicians test, maintain and repair Air Force Special Operations Command C-130 engines, preparing them to execute missions