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Team Hurlburt recognizes Fire Prevention Week
Col. Tom Palenske, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, signed a proclamation announcing Fire Proclamation Week at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 5, 2016. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on a Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls. Hurlburt’s fire department personnel responded to more than 500 emergencies in
Ospreys' conduct air-to-air refueling mission
Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft conduct an air-to-air refueling mission with an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop
Medical Logistics keeps 1st SOMDS supplied
Senior Airman Christopher Lomax, a medical logistics journeyman from the 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, uses a forklift to reach tri-wall boxes at Hurlburt Field Fla., Aug. 30, 2016. A tri-wall box holds supplies that are sent to deployed troops if biological, nuclear or radiological emergencies occur.
Behind the scenes with the three C’s
Just as Bruce Wayne receives no credit for his deeds as the Dark Knight, three 1st Special Operations Wing units often go unrecognized for their teamwork that takes place behind the scenes. They are responsible for keeping the base equipped and able to provide combat ready forces anytime, anyplace.The combined efforts of the 1st Special Operations
AFSOC Marathon Team: Lt. Col. Fields
The following article is the second part of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
MWDs: Working hand-in-paw to remain combat ready
During a routine training session, a military working dog trainer takes control of a leash from a handler. At the end of the leash stands a seven-year old, 70-pound fury-faced security forces veteran. The trainer gives the order ‘heel,’ a command that tells the veteran to stand firm against the left side of the trainer’s leg. Instead, Ziko, a
AFSOC Marathon Team: SrA Nathaniel Kjos
The following article is the first of a four-part series about four Hurlburt Field Air Commandos who have earned a spot on the Air Force Special Operations Command Marathon team participating in the 20th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17.
Air Commandos kick off TFX Olympus Archer
More than 230 Air Commandos and seven aircraft with the 1st Special Operations Wing arrived here, for Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer, Aug. 15.Full Mission Profiles began Aug. 18, with aircrews teaming up with members of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron and 1st Special Operations Medical Group to conduct medical evacuations and in-flight
11 IS takes on 1 SOW heritage
The 11th Intelligence Squadron was re-designated to the 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron during a ceremony here Aug. 1.The 11th SOIS is composed of approximately 500 personnel operating in 11 career fields including geospatial intelligence analyst, operations intelligence analyst and cyber systems operations specialist. The squadron
Air Commandos arm a C-130
Air Commandos from the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform a foreign object debris walk at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 20, 2016. Performing a FOD walk ensures no debris is on the flightline that could cause damage to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain)