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  • U.S. Air Force Band of the West spreads holiday cheer at Hurlburt Field

    The U.S. Air Force Band of the West performs at various locations around base during a caroling tour Dec. 16, 2021, at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The Band of the West travels more than 125,000 miles annually, performing for military and civilian audiences throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana,

  • Hurlburt Field’s annual tree lighting ceremony

    Air Commandos gather around the tree as it is lit during the annual tree lighting ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Dec. 3, 2021. The ceremony was virtual in 2020, but due to declining COVID-19 numbers, the event was held in-person again this year.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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