• 1st SOCES EOD conducts hostage scenario exercise

    Explosive ordnance disposal technicians conducted an exercise involving a hostage situation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 21, 2017. The exercise placed EOD technicians through a real-world scenario to test their abilities in disarming bombs and ensuring their readiness for global operations.
  • Summer Leadership School visits Hurlburt Field

    The JROTC Summer Leadership School program brought more than 50 cadets to Hurlburt Field to engage in a variety of team-building and leadership skill-developing exercises under the guidance of Air Commandos, June 26 – 30.
  • JROTC cadets fly in Osprey & Combat Talon II

    From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt Field for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits associated with military life. The cadets flew in a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II and an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey as part of a
  • MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew preserves global readiness

    A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in
  • Hurlburt Field medical staff combats West Nile virus

    Members of the public health section of the 1st Special Operations Medical Group captured a mosquito infected with the West Nile virus at the golf course here.The West Nile virus is most commonly spread by infected mosquitoes and causes West Nile fever, which can include other symptoms such as headaches, rashes and vomiting.“Knowing what viruses
  • Hurlburt Field Freedom Fest 2017

    Freedom Fest is an annual, two-day event with a cardboard boat regatta, food, live music and more. Events like Freedom Fest are designed to build resilience at Hurlburt Field, the most deployed base in the Air Force, by focusing on family and friends while celebrating our nation’s independence.
  • 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony

    Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
  • Young Air Commandos travel ‘back in time’

    Air Commando children participated in a Summer Reading Program event at the Landing Zone on Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15, 2017. The Hurlburt Field Library hosts an annual program to encourage all Air Commandos and their families to read during the summer months. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson and Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates)
  • Aircrew flight equipment ensures safety and readiness

    Aircrew flight equipment personnel at the 4th Special Operations Squadron issue and maintain flight equipment at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 15. AFE personnel are responsible for ensuring aircrew have the necessary tools for safe flying operations and are prepared for emergency situations.
  • EC-130J broadcasts FARP capability with PC-12

    Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13. During the operation, a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron received fuel from an EC-130J Commando Solo assigned to the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown,