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  • 'Dirt Boyz' keep digging

    The “Dirt Boyz” from the 1st SOCES re-leveled a ditch outside the 1st Special Operations Medical Group building to maintain efficient storm drains and prevent flooding during heavy rain. These Airmen, identified as “Dirt Boyz,” are known for their work on roadways, pavements and the surrounding environment on Hurlburt. The process of re-grading
  • 15th SOS maintains MC-130H Combat Talon II combat readiness

    An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron takes off for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7. Aircrew with the 15th SOS train to be able to operate the MC-130H in missions like providing infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces, and can perform equipment resupply missions to hostile
  • 1st SOAMXS keeps AC-130U Spooky gunships ready to fly any time, any place

    Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducted maintenance on an AC-130U Spooky gunship here, July 6. Aerospace propulsion technicians test, maintain and repair AC-130U engines, preparing them to execute the mission any time, any place. The AC-130U is one of the Air Force’s premiere
  • MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew preserves global readiness

    A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in
  • 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony

    Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
  • Bears sniff their way to Hurlburt playground

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation personnel have spotted and set out traps for three black bears at the Soundside playground on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 22, 2017. Residents are encouraged to clean and store their grills and trash cans in a secured compound such as a shed or covered enclosure. If a bear is approaching, the most important thing
  • Into the brush with Operation Raven Claw

    Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron participate in Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27. Operation Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course. Combat aviation advisors are specifically trained and
  • Combat aviation advisors conduct Operation Raven Claw

    Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron participate in Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 24. Operation Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s Combat Aviation Advisor Mission Qualification Course. Combat aviation advisors are specifically trained and
  • 4th SOS aircrew fire for readiness

    Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conducted a live-fire training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm and 105mm canons, and can take
  • Hurlburt brings Space-A to Air Commandos

    After three months of planning and execution by the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation team, the first Space-A flight departed Hurlburt Field for Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8.The Space Available Travel program allows Department of Defense members and their families to travel on Air Mobility Command assigned and
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