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  • Hurlburt Airman recognized as outstanding leader in AMC

    A Hurlburt Field staff sergeant was recently named an Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award winner. Staff Sgt. William Cosenza, an integrated flight control systems craftsman assigned to the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, is one of 12 Airmen selected from the entire Air Force for the award. He will travel to Nashville,
  • Hurlburt sergeant celebrated for work, community contributions

    One Airman at Hurlburt Field recently found out she has been honored for doing what she loves to do ... being a loadmaster and making a difference in the community. Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Patterson, 15th Special Operations Squadron, was selected as the Air Force's active duty winner of the 2009 National Latina Symposium Distinguished Service Award,
  • Past, present Air Commandos unite for COIN fight

    The two Air Commandos last saw each other in 1999, when they served together in the 20th Special Operations Squadron as crewmembers on the MH-53 PAVE LOW out of Hurlburt Field, Fla. So Lt. Col. Carlos Halcomb, a former MH-53 pilot, and Capt. Michael McCarter, previously a flight engineer, were surprised to run into each other in an Army dining
  • Running because she wants to

    2nd Lt. Jessica Tullson, 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, is no stranger to running. She has been running recreationally since high school as a way to stay in shape. At the end of last year, she heard about the half marathon being held at the Aderholt Fitness Center. "It sounded like fun," she said. "I planned on training for it, but
  • 1 SOW Inspector General's office here to help

    The words "inspector" and "general," when used together, usually causes most personnel to cringe or bristle significantly. Perhaps this is because the office is associated with "black hat" actions such as inspections, investigations and congressional complaints. However, while they do have some responsibility for those issues, they cannot
  • 6th SOS recognized as leader in safety, uniqueness of mission

    Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, presented the System of Cooperation Among the Air Forces of the Americas (SICOFAA) Award to the 6th Special Operations Squadron here April 24. This internationally recognized award promotes safety in Western Hemisphere air forces by recognizing the flight safety
  • 586th line haulers keep on truck'n

    For the line haul truckers of the 586th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Khabari Crossing, or "K-Crossing," as it's known, is the final breath before the plunge. A few hundred yards further up the road lies the Iraq-Kuwait border and past that the threats they've become familiar with over the course of their rotation. Functioning as a
  • Tactical air control party: not the party you’re used to

    There are some career fields in the Air Force that are meant for people who are technology minded; those who manipulate algorithms and calculate formulas used to launch missiles and create programs to crush any enemy who feebly attempts to defeat the U.S. military in cyberspace. Then there are those career fields in the Air Force that are meant for
  • Nothing goofy about this challenge

    About a year ago, Lt. Col. Shelly Rodriguez and the leadership in the 1st Special Operations Wing Safety Office put a renewed emphasis on physical training. As a result, they incorporated mandatory physical training into the work week for all employees. After a few sessions with the personnel in her unit, it became apparent to Colonel Rodriguez
  • USAF 7 Summits Challenge takes Airmen to the top of the world

    Capt. Rob Marshall never had the desire to climb Mount Everest. That is, until he stood at its base and looked up. At the time, Captain Marshall, currently a pilot with the 8th Special Operations Squadron, was a newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant enjoying his final summer before reporting to active duty. "I wanted to do something different, so I
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