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  • Lunch is weight warrior's new challenge

    Well my weight loss is progressing slowly but surely, I'm down one pound from last week ... I'll take it. I thought I would've lost more, but that's okay, at least I didn't gain a pound. My weight loss support group at the Health and Wellness Center is a great group. I'm inspired by others' weight loss stories, and I love hearing everyone's tips,
  • 73rd SOS bids farewell to Hurlburt Field

    The 73rd Special Operations Squadron has departed Hurlburt Field to forge Air Force Special Operations Command's future as the first special operations flying squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. It has been a whirlwind tour as we developed and accepted a new weapon system, stood up a squadron, brought five aircraft on line and executed a unit
  • Weight warrior sees success in week two

    Good news ... I lost more than money in Biloxi, Miss., I also lost three pounds! I'm thinking my lesson learned here is that I need to spend more time at the casinos because I get lots of walking in and am too busy to stop and eat. I don't think my husband will buy that, but it sounds good to me. Anyway, I did get lots of exercise in and drank a
  • Respect the road

    In the early morning hours of Nov. 26, 2007, a pickup truck traveling westbound on Interstate 10 in the Florida Panhandle hydroplaned off the road. It spun 180 degrees and traveled backward down a steep embankment into a tree line. The vehicle came to a violent stop after hitting a tree on the passenger side. Insurance estimates considered the
  • Sergeant completes week one of weight war

    Well the first week of my war against weight went fairly well. I did a good job of sticking to my diet and doing my normal squadron physical training. Overall, I think it was a good week. That is, until I attended my weight loss support group Jan. 14 at the Health and Wellness Center. I jumped on the scale, and low and behold, I had only lost a
  • Hurlburt bids farewell to an Air Commando legend

    The Hurlburt Field community, and especially the 6th Special Operations Squadron, bid a heart felt farewell to Jerome "Jerry" Klingaman. Gen. Norton "Norty" Schwartz, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, presided over Mr. Klingaman's retirement ceremony Jan. 11. Mr. Klingaman's retirement from federal civilian service concludes a career
  • Enough is enough: Sergeant declares war on holiday weight

    The holidays are over and it's time to get back to reality. My reality is that I ate excessively throughout the season, and now I'm paying for it in the form of extra weight. In order to lose those pounds plus the ones I was trying to get rid of before the holidays, I have decided to ramp up my exercise program and eat healthier. My first step is
  • Honduras ten years later

    As I stepped off the plane, I immediately remembered the smell. It was the same dirty, polluted smell of 10 years ago. Although, somehow, it was refreshing. As I looked around I recognized the green, lush mountains. I was back in Honduras, ten years later. When I was 13 years old, my father and I traveled throughout the country for three weeks. We
  • Motorcycle riders: Do things right

    Motorcycle riders face an unfortunate and brutal reality - make a mistake and the consequences can be grave. Permanent, catastrophic disability, physical therapy or even death, are just around the next corner the rider takes too fast. Recently, one of our Air Commandos was injured in a motorcycle crash. Neither he nor his passenger was wearing a
  • Son Tay raid remembered nearly four decades later

    Some 37 years ago a joint raider team of Army Special Forces Soldiers and Air Force pilots and crewmembers approached the hamlet of Son Tay in North Vietnam at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 21, 1970. Flying over the hills at treetop level, the helicopters and their escorts could see the yellow lights of Hanoi winking in the cool night air. Suddenly, they were