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  • Trading in taps to turn a wrench

    The mournful sound of taps played by a bugle, the rhythmic heel beats of marching in time, and the barking of commands is all in a day's work when Airmen are assigned to base honor guard duty. For Staff Sgt. William Anderson, 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron propulsion craftsman, early mornings and late nights of drill and
  • Air Commando aids SNCO after motorcycle mishap

    A Hurlburt Field safety chief, strapped on his helmet, pulled on his gloves and hopped on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Then, he cruised out of his driveway to make the drive down Highway 98 like any other day. The slight fall chill of Nov. 15 in Florida wouldn't stop Master Sgt. Shawn Malcolm, 505th Command and Control Wing chief of safety, and
  • From Build to Boom: AMMO backshop

    Editor's note: This article is the first in a series about the Airmen and work centers who deal with munitions from build to boom.The Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight here are responsible for building the things which go 'BOOM' in the night, in an area known as the "bomb dump" in "Ammo
  • Keep boys and ghouls safe this Halloween

    With several injuries being reported annually, it's imperative to follow safety tips to avoid becoming a Halloween statistic. Pumpkin carving accidents, flammable costumes, and motor vehicle accidents are just some of the ways people get injured on or around Halloween.When it comes to carving pumpkins, pumpkin carving kits are recommended in place
  • One 'Flew' over the flightline

    When most people see an aircraft take off from the flightline here, they may not think about the bird, deer or other animal which could have caused a failure to launch. There are multiple methods in use at Hurlburt to deter wildlife from straying into the path of an oncoming plane."We have many lights, noise deterrents, game monitors, and other
  • Troubled Airman evolves, becomes Hurlburt ALS commandant

    There is no discernible reason to believe an airman leadership school commandant could have ever encountered trouble in their career ... or is there?Master Sgt. Jennifer Griffiths, Hurlburt Field ALS commandant, said she was involved in a spat that no one, even herself, could have ever imagined happening.As a senior airman, she said she was working
  • Hurlburt Field honors fallen hero

    Family, friends, and members of the 25th Intelligence Squadron came together here Sept. 23 to celebrate the life of a retired master sergeant who recently passed away from brain cancer."Thank you all for attending today's ceremony for our hero, retired Master Sgt. Navid "G" Garshasb," said Lt. Col. Jared Patrick, 25th IS commander, to the somber
  • Protect the Children "Our Most Valuable Resource"

    Many of the more than 500 school-aged children in housing go to and from school at the same time the majority of the base commutes to and from work. To avoid heavy traffic, some drivers cut through base housing.When entering from the Bakke St. entrance, there's a speed limit sign posted which displays the driver's speed. More often than not, the
  • Local finds his plane in Hurlburt Field Airpark

    A man walks into the Hurlburt Field Air Park and notices he flew one of the planes during Vietnam--no, Kenneth Krohn actually flew the exact plane with the exact same tail number during the Vietnam War, as well as the C-123 Provider, albeit less frequently."We go out [to Hurlburt Field] once in a while to fix things, and one day I had a little
  • Victims of sexual assault get a new voice through Special Victims' Counsel

    Article 32, Military Rule of Evidence 513, In camera review and Convening Authority are some terms in the military justice process which can seem pretty foreign to Airmen. Sadly, terms like sexual assault, intimidation, fear, embarrassment and isolation are far too familiar with many Airmen who have become victims of some form of sexual assault.