• 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence makes one Air Commando’s dream a reality

    When you were a kid, who did you aspire to be like? What did you admire about that individual?For one Cameroon native, a bloodline of military service to his nation inspired him from a young age.“Growing up I looked up to my grandfather. I admired his professionalism, the way he wore the uniform with pride and his sense of sacrifice for the
  • 15th SOS loadmasters lock down cargo

    Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secure cargo pallets on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 30, 2017. Loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers before and during flights. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special
  • Hurlburt deploys Lil’ Commandos during Operation KUDOS

    Military children participated in Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations here, April 22. Operation KUDOS is an educational event aimed to help build resilience in military youth by engaging them in activities that simulate the pre-deployment experience, such as pre-deployment lines and demonstrations. Operation KUDOS concluded with a
  • Air Commandos receive Distinguished Flying Cross

    Three Air Commandos were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony here, April 21, for their heroic achievements during a Dec. 21, 2013, mission in Africa. The DFC is a medal awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces, who distinguishes himself or herself in combat in support of operations by heroism or
  • 4th SOS aircrew fire for readiness

    Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conducted a live-fire training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm and 105mm canons, and can take
  • Air Commandos complete 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March

    Air Commandos arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla., after completing the 6th Annual Air Commando Ruck March April 14, 2017. The Airmen completed the final leg of a 450 miles from MacDill Air Force Base honoring fallen Air Force Special Operations Command members. This year’s ruck march is dedicated to the Air Commandos assigned to the 27th Special
  • Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos

    After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and