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  • Hurlburt Airmen Recognized at Military Appreciation Football Game

    The Fort Walton Beach High School Athletics Program hosted the 2021 Military Appreciation football game on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn, the 1st Special Operations Wing commander, was asked to conduct the opening coin toss at the start of the varsity game between the Fort Walton Beach Vikings and the Escambia Gators.
  • MC-130H Combat Talon II return from deployment

    Two MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft and their crews returned to Hurlburt Field, Oct. 6, 2021. Families patiently awaited the arrival of their loved ones as the aircraft flew in and landed. The aircraft most recently supported Operation ALLIES REFUGE and the final evacuation of Afghanistan.
  • Hurlburt Field 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

    A Hurlburt Field 9/11 Memorial Ceremony was held to pay tribute to the almost 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony

    Airmen, family members and community partners from across Hurlburt Field and the local area participated in a 9/11 Memorial Ruck Ceremony to pay tribute to the almost 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • 23rd SOWS: Hurricane prepared with a global impact

    The National Hurricane Center and the 23rd Special Operation Weather Squadron are currently monitoring Hurricane “X” located southwest of the area of responsibility. This system will slowly begin to curve north and northeast before it makes landfall over Alabama Wednesday morning. The expansive wind field will contribute to a prolonged period of tropical storm force winds extending across the western Florida panhandle. Impacts to Hurlburt Field are as follows… For weather Airmen, this is a common message crafted to alert and inform the 1st Special Operations Wing Commander and mission partners of potential threats to base resources and the population. “We are part of the planning process for missions but also deal with resource protection,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mandy Wright, 23rd SOWS craftsman. “We tailor our reports to each aircraft and the potential threats that are inherent to various weather conditions.”
  • Designated Driver: Airman saves lives

    It was a normal Thursday night when Nick Cervantes drove to Okaloosa Island to pick up a friend he had met on temporary duty. She invited him out to a bar with her other friends. Initially Cervantes was skeptical about going out since he had work in the morning, but he eventually agreed to be their designated driver. All was going well as they drove down U.S. Highway 98 when suddenly Cervantes saw what looked like a flash of light in his rearview mirror. His car jerked forward. He attempted to slow down and realized his vehicle was speeding up. Quickly he decided to pull over to the right shoulder, but again his vehicle was not responding correctly. The vehicle began turning left and eventually began rolling over before being flung into oncoming traffic and hit by another car. He had been hit from behind causing a major accident. Instincts kicked in and Cervantes began searching for two of his passengers who had been ejected during the accident.
  • ACC to conduct experiment testing agility and lead wing concepts during AGILE FLAG 21-1

    Air Combat Command will conduct an experiment known as Agile Flag 21-1 from Oct. 21-29 to test agile combat employment and a new lead wing deployment concept. During Agile Flag 21-1, the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, will test its ability to deploy as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with a wing-level air staff. The unit will employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from its main operating base at Tyndall AFB, Florida, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida.
  • 1st SOW Spark Cell hosts Game Changers event

    1st Special Operations Wing personnel, Hsu Educational Foundation personnel, and attendees attend the 1st Special Operations Wing Spark Cell’s Game Changers event in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Sept. 26, 2020. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron volunteered their time and expertise to show school-age children different technological aspects.
  • Hurlburt focuses on families through nursing rooms

    Units across Hurlburt Field welcomed the application of the U.S. Air Force Guidance Memorandum implemented August 14, 2020, establishing the requirement of lactation rooms for nursing mothers. This new memorandum requires units to provide a safe, quiet space for new mothers to take lactation breaks and a space to store milk. The memorandum instructions detail the responsibilities and procedural steps to enable commanders to align the needs of nursing mothers with mission requirements. Approximately 14 units on Hurlburt have already designated spaces for family rooms to support Air Commandos and their families with plans to establish more soon.
  • 901st SOAMXS keeps Talons ready

    Crew chiefs with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. Combat Talon IIs provide infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory.
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