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  • Operation Thursday: Air Commandos get their start

    Sixty-two years ago, the forerunner of the 16th Special Operations Wing got a fast start in making history. On March 5, 1944, the U.S. Army Air Forces top secret program, Project 9, went into action. According to the study “Operation Thursday – Birth of the Air Commandos” — written by Herbert Mason Jr., Air Force Special Operations Command
  • FitFactor equals fun for Hurlburt children

    Recently, the Air Force designed a program to make its force fit to fight. Now the Air Force has expanded its fitness goals to children of Air Force members with the FitFactor program. Hurlburt Field’s youth program is looking for children ages 9-18 years old to enroll in the Air Force’s FitFactor program. The FitFactor program allows children to
  • Rosa Parks – legendary woman, historical times

     Rosa Parks changed history forever when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala. city bus on Dec. 1, 1955. At 42 years old, Mrs. Parks boarded a Montgomery bus after completing a long day at work as a tailor’s assistant at the Montgomery Fair Department store. As all black passengers were required to do at that time,
  • 15th SOS rests its wings after four years

    After more than four years, Hurlburt Field finally welcomes home the 15th Special Operations Squadron. Since Sept. 11, at least 25 percent of the squadron has been deployed, other than a two-month break in June of 2003. The squadron flies the MC-130H Combat Talon II, which is specially modified to support unconventional warfare and special
  • 15th anniversary: ‘Through the Eyes of a Commando’ encompasses Task Force Normandy

    The “Through the Eyes of a Commando” living history lecture series continues at noon Jan. 27 in the Airmen Leadership School auditorium, when Col. Michael Kingsley, Fort Bragg’s Aviation Tactics and Evaluation Group commander, will share his first-hand experiences during Operation Desert Storm. The lecture comes a little more than one week after
  • Front-line forecasting not average day on the job

    Slashing through Burmese jungles with Maj. Gen. Orde Wingate’s Chindits; hunkering down far above the demilitarized zone in North Vietnam; infiltrating into Northern Iraq to ensure the success of a thousand-man airborne jump – not the average day at the office for most weather forecasters. But, those missions and many more have been business as
  • Need that may never be fully met

    Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you’re 6 years old and living in Honduras. Your parents have told you that they can’t afford to take care of you, so they’re sending you to a city orphanage to live with 45 other abandoned children. You have nothing more than the clothes on your back and a few items to call your own. For the next