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  • Jump start your cars...

    Surrounded by old tires and cars of various decades, Hurlburt Field's auto hobby shop provides customers a convenient spot to turn a wrench or seek advice on automotive needs.With eight lifts and 11 stalls, paint booth, prep room, welding bay, and free oil and filter disposal, the professional equipment at the shop can complete many automotive
  • 'Fall' into energy awareness

    The United States Air Force is a leader in technological innovation, air power and space superiority among other distinctions, but it also leads the way in energy use. "The Air Force is the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. federal government, as our mission and global operations require a tremendous amount of energy," according to the Air
  • 'We who dare'

    The sound of gunfire rings out as simulation rounds whiz through the air and paint splatters against the side of a building. Gravel crunches beneath the feet of a rescue team as they shout out commands and lower an injured combat casualty from a rooftop. This setting served as the backdrop for a combat casualty training exercise on the Eglin Range
  • Hurlburt Field families: never forgotten, never left behind

    Unforeseen obstacles can hit families across the whole demographic spectrum, and the strongest of families can be blindsided by the daunting words of a doctor's diagnosis. The Exceptional Family Member Program attempts to make it clear: these families are not alone, and the EFMP is here to help with dedicated workers and an array of services and
  • Chiefs, Airmen face-off in paintball

    Like King Leonidas' army of 300, a heavily outnumbered, yet experienced force assumed the field of battle to meet their challengers. The adversary seemed to have numbers and youth on their side, but both felt confident in their advantages. So confident in fact that the sides exchanged volleys of trash talk. One side's leader looks to assess the
  • LEAP boosts AF language capability

    Amid the darkness and the sputters of machine gunfire, service members hustle to assess and treat combat casualty victims. These victims have suffered injuries ranging from loss of limbs to sucking chest wounds. Adding to an already disorienting environment is the hodgepodge of English, coming from the directions of the combat medic instructing the
  • Lunch with a side of lingo

    Let's see if you've heard this joke:A person who speaks three languages is considered trilingual.A person who speaks two languages is considered bilingual.What do you call someone who speaks one language?American.While the assessment may seem unfair, the challenge of learning another language may seem so daunting many shy away from itHowever,
  • The fast, the furious, the cardboard boat regatta

    Celebrating America's independence is often a day saturated with displays of luminous explosions reminiscent of the historic battle which inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" with its "rocket's red glare" and "bombs bursting in air." However, at Hurlburt Field, people gazed, not up high, but to the calm waters awaiting "a perilous fight" to unfold
  • Firework Safety: Declare independence from accidents

    July 4th is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Independence Day honors the birth of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks and a great reason to celebrate being an American.But don't let misplaced enthusiasm
  • Physical resiliency: HAWC strengthens

    Editor's note: This is part two in a five-part series on resiliency. The characters in the series are fictional and any resemblance to real-life individuals is coincidental. Thinking back over the course of his recent deployment, Senior Airman Gregory Cissell cannot pinpoint the exact moment he hurt his back. The injury may have come on one of the
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