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  • AADD tops records in 2011, builds on reform in 2012

    Like many of her fellow first-term Airmen, Airman 1st Class Rachel Whitlatch got her first taste of Hurlburt Field doing intense physical training sessions and a multitude of briefings while attending the Commando Pride Airmen Center in June 2010. While there, one presentation's message stood out to Whitlatch, a medical records technician for the
  • AFSO21: If it ain't broke, fix it anyway

    In a time of a changing Air Force, Hurlburt Field Airmen are continuously looking at ways to improve current business processes. The 1st Special Operations Wing's Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century program can help you identify and improve business processes that may be wasteful to an Airman's time and resources.AFSO21 is an Air
  • The crew behind the AC-130U

    A great deal of work goes into ensuring Hurlburt Field's assets in the air are flight ready. The 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the "behind-the-scenes" airmen, provide maintenance support for the AC-130U, commonly referred to as "Spooky" gunships at home and down range."Rain, sleet or snow we are always there," said Maj.
  • LES: Don’t pass the buck

    A trip to the finance customer service counter can seem like a frustrating burden. For most people such trips can be filled with waiting, only to often leave feeling questions went unanswered or additional paperwork needs to be turned in. In many cases, that frustration can be avoided by checking the Leave and Earnings Statement. The LES is like a
  • Hurlburt Airmen give holiday cheer

    'Tis the season to be jolly; for a group of Hurlburt Field Airmen, the holiday season is also a time to give back to the local community."It's definitely important to show the community how much the Air Force cares," said Airman 1st Class Brian Thompson, a bioenvironmental engineering technician with the 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine
  • 1st SOW/CCC: "I refuse to fail"

    Walking into the 1st Special Operations Wing command chief's office, one may be struck by various pictures, citations and awards placed around the room: a Bronze Star with Valor and an oak leaf cluster; the Air Force Combat Action Medal; and the 2005 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award for a Senior NCO.But perhaps more fascinating is a Spartan spear
  • The Hurlburt Field thrift shop, the base's hidden treasure

    The Hurlburt Field thrift shop is the bases hidden treasure, offering a variety of unique items for everyone. It has provided Airmen and their families with an affordable alternative to shopping for more than 20 years."It's really a treasure hunt in here," said Julie Miller, volunteer and president of the Hurlburt Spouses Club. The thrift shop
  • CC is for Commando Cookie

    If you happened to walk through the base chapel Dec. 12, you may have detected the combined aroma of chocolate chip, peanut butter, snicker doodle, oatmeal raisin, and iced gingerbread wafting throughout the building.It wasn't part of a cooking competition or a new tithing process but a way to give Air Commandos a "taste of home." Volunteers from
  • Save energy and money this holiday season

    The holiday season is here and with all the decorating, baking and cooler temperatures it's also a time for energy use. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills. Before you take your holiday decorations out, cook up those holiday treats or turn up your thermostat
  • Ride Smart

    With more than 900 reported motorcyclists on base it's every Airman's responsibility to practice motorcycle safety. The Air Force declared 2011 the Year of Motorcycle Safety, asking every member of the Air Force to focus on and commit to motorcycle safety. To help motorcyclists stay safe on the road, Darreld Pearce, president for the Sentinels of
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