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  • New honorary commanders assume command at Hurlburt

    The newest group of 1st Special Operations Wing honorary commanders came on board Sept. 11, as a part of the year-long program designed to build and maintain solid, mutually beneficial relationships between the local communities and Hurlburt Field. The 1 SOW Honorary Commanders Program, which began in 2004, allows select local community leaders
  • 505th TRS crucial component in air supremacy

    While it might be easy to attribute the successes of past and present United States Air Force air campaigns to the Airmen who fly the planes, it would be a mistake to overlook a select group of men and women without whom the pilots would never receive a mission tasking. These Airmen work in air and space operations centers around the world. They
  • Reigning queen rolls 700+ series

    Every bowling alley recognizes its top bowlers, prominently displaying the highest scores earned on its lanes. This denotes royalty, however fleeting it may be. Recently, Hurlburt Field's reigning queen added her name to the "best scores" with a 764 series. Considering that three perfect games equal a 900 series, Donna Brown's score averages out to
  • One family's blood runs AF blue

    A retired Hurlburt Field major and his siblings have followed their father's footsteps and have not only enriched their own lives, they have also done their part in contributing to the well being of our nation. Steve Burling, former MC-130H navigator for the 15th Special Operations Squadron, retired Oct. 1 after serving for 22 years. Between Steve
  • 1st SOMDOS: The human body maintainers

    Almost everyone on base is familiar with the medical group complex on the East side of base, but there's a lot more going on behind the brick walls and gleaming linoleum than meets the eye. At the core of the medical group is the 1st Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron. The squadron is made up of approximately 120 people, including a mix
  • Wounded warrior turns battlefield experience into career helping others

    Tech. Sgt. Christian MacKenzie will remember April 13, 2004, forever; it was a day when an attack in the skies over Iraq pushed him down a grueling road of recovery and healing. Today, countless lives have been changed because of him and what happened that day. Sergeant MacKenzie, formerly a flight engineer with the 20th Special Operations
  • 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron ranks first in Air Force

    The Airmen at Hurlburt Field are known for being leaders among leaders in the Air Force. But did you know the Airmen at Hurlburt are leading the Air Force with the highest cavity rate? Due to the high operations tempo and the duration, frequency and length of deployments, Hurlburt Field Airmen don't always have dental care readily available to
  • Aerospace medicine squadron takes flight

    When the word aerospace is used, people usually think of aircraft, rockets, the sky and the space beyond our earth. But in a new squadron on base; activated alittle over a month ago, it refers to taking care of the people who work in that environment. The 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron was formed along with two others as the
  • Think Lassie is cool? Check out what Rhett does ...

    He has an average build, but his eyes are a deep chocolate brown and his hair is long and wavy. When he sidles up to people, they can't resist his plaintive looks; they just have to pet him. His name is Rhett and he is a nine-year-old Border collie working with the birdstrikes control program. Rhett and his handler, Rebecca Rushing, 1st Special
  • While you were sleeping . . . Commandos were in action

    Every night, as millions of Americans sleep peacefully under the blanket of freedom U.S. servicemembers provide, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are in deep, dark places, far away from home, risking their lives to keep that blanket intact. This is the story of two of such Airmen. For their actions, Capt. Allison Black and Master Sgt. Byron
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