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  • Every inch counts

    As the sun rises and traffic begins to get busy at the front gate, one small unit has already begun their day, forming a line on the flightline to perform their daily foreign object debris walk, here.  The Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection flight are only responsible for a small section of the
  • 319th earns the 2014 David C. Schilling award

    The 319th Special Operations Squadron, who provides support to special operations forces using the U-28A aircraft, recently accepted the 2014 David C. Schilling award for their role in overseas contingency operations from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013. The David C. Schilling award is given annually to an Air Force military member, Department of the Air
  • DIT course teaches military members anti-terrorism measures

    From classroom lectures to thunderous booms, military members learn about terroristic capabilities during the Dynamics of International Terrorism Course here.  The DIT Course, intended for military members and U.S. Government agency employees, educates more than 700 students annually.  From knowing what to look for in danger zones to learning how
  • Saving lives one air drop at a time

    Sixteen hours into their crew rest day, having just completed a 12-hour combat mission, the members of ANVIL 41 were notified of an assault in a valley known as a "safe-haven" for enemy insurgents. The assault would result in one of the worst losses of U.S. forces during Operation Enduring Freedom.On March 11, 2013, in response to this significant
  • Diversity drives Air Force culture

    Airmen marching on the sidewalk or in formation appear to move the same, look the same and act the same. Outside the uniform, however, every Airman is diverse. The Air Force is made up of Airmen with different backgrounds, cultures and religions.Hurlburt Field Airman Leadership School has taken this concept by the reigns and is leading the way in
  • 1st SOMXG crew chiefs show off skills

    Airmen stand at parade rest as three senior enlisted members approach. Before the crew chiefs can say hello the Airmen are already being inspected and judged based on their professionalism and appearance; especially the multi-million dollar aircraft that is parked behind them. The 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group leadership challenged their
  • CV-22 crews save lives

    In the early morning hours of Dec. 21, 2013, 8th Special Operations Squadron crews departed in three CV-22 Ospreys to evacuate American citizens from the remote city of Bor, South Sudan.The mission was proceeding as planned through three countries and 790 nautical miles. The Ospreys arrived at the United Nations compound in Bor on time. After
  • Find some summer fun at Hurlburt's Rifle and Pistol Club

    The Rifle and Pistol Club on Red Horse Road has been at Hurlburt Field, Fla., for 32 years. The club promotes firearm safety, familiarity and marksmanship among its patrons."Our policy is to provide a safe and family friendly place," said William Walter, Air Force Special Operations Command program analyst, club chairman of membership advisory
  • From Reserve to AD: A chaplain's journey

    Chaplain (Capt.) Doug Lumpkin, 1st Special Operations Wing, is the newest chaplain on the Hurlburt Field chapel team, but quite a few may already know him.Lumpkin recently transferred from Air Force Reserves to active duty.Lumpkin received his commission in 2008 where he served nearly six years in the reserves before transferring to active duty in
  • Hurlburt CDC teacher inspires children for 29+ years

    It can be difficult for Airmen to focus on the mission when they worry about their children. However, one very special preschool teacher can give parents peace of mind.Nora Torres has been caring for and educating children since 1985 at the main child development center on Hurlburt Field, Fla. "If a child falls down or is sad and mommy is fixing a
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