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Senior Airman Nathaniel Starr, 1st Special Operations Helicopter Maintenance Squadron, practices hitting a few balls at the Gator Lakes driving range Dec. 4. The Gator Lakes Golf Course reopened recently after months of renovations. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Jon Ortiz) Gator Lakes reopens
The Gator Lakes Golf Course opened Nov. 15 after nearly seven months of renovations. The course, which closed in April, suffered from drought and outdated drainage and irrigation systems, prompting the greens renovation project. Officials expect the greens to be fully matured by May 2007. Meanwhile, the course's front nine holes are grown in and
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An Airman applies a fresh coat of paint to the Airmen Center here Dec. 4. The new Airmen's Center is located at Dldg. 90337 on Tully St. and is scheduled to open after New Years. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by 2nd Lt. Lauren Johnson) Missed a spot

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Default Air Force Logo Hurlburt Field nominated for excellence
Air Force announced Dec. 6 that Hurlburt Field has been named one of three finalists in the Commander-In-Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence. The other bases nominated are Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Columbus AFB, Miss. The bases were selected for "outstanding contributions, innovation and commitment to excellence of our
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force recognizes five combat controllers
Five combat controllers accepted the Air Force-level special operator awards Nov. 9 at the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron. The recipients were Maj. Michael Martin, 24th STS, Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Capt. James Alexander, Master Sgt. Douglas Fenske and Senior Airman Fred Baker, 21st STS, Pope AFB and Tech. Sgt. Bradley Reilly, 23rd STS. The 23rd
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The CV-22 Osprey flies by during its unveiling ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla. on Nov 16.  The arrival of the CV-22 to Air Force Special Operations Command is part of Hurlburt Field's Heritage to Horizon commemoration, reflecting on the heritage of air commandos, reaffirming the commitment to the war on terrorism and resolving to continually expand capabilities. The commemoration also includes marking the re-designation of the 16th Special Operations Wing to the 1st SOW and the Air Force's 60th birthday.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Stephanie Sinclair) Air Commandos celebrate AF60 with old and new
The first operational CV-22 Osprey stole the show during an air power demonstration at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 16, commemorating the Air Force's 60th anniversary. As special operations forces simulated a behind-the-lines mission with Air Force Special Operations Command AC-130 gunships firing overhead and MH-53 Pave Low helicopters bringing in
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Default Air Force Logo CV-22 starts new era for special operations
The 8th Special Operations Squadron will welcome its 22nd aircraft when the CV-22 arrives at Hurlburt Field, with a new mission, a new location and a new venture for the special operations world. The CV-22's mission will be to execute infiltration and exfiltration, and resupply missions to be able to globally respond and to have rapid mobility
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The CV-22 will make its home at the 8th Special Operations Squadron this month. The tilt-rotor aircraft combines vertical take-off, landing and hover capabilities and will conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions. (Courtesy photo) CV-22 flight engineers get ready to roll
The 8th Special Operations Squadron has two flight engineers who have been instrumental in getting the squadron ready to roll on the new CV-22 format, mission and aircraft. Senior Master Sgt. Scott Marston and Tech. Sgt. Chad Ackman are currently the only flight engineers currently with the 8th SOS. During the 8th SOS transition from Duke Field to
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Notre Dame and Air Force football helmets are shown sporting the six-toe, Jolly Green feet logo representing the Air Force rescue community. The teams will wear the added decal for their Veterans Day game to honor those who serve so other may live. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Meyer)     
Falcons, Irish salute fallen Airmen
When Air Force and Notre Dame football players butt heads Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout, Veterans Day crowd in Colorado Springs, and a national television audience on College Sports TV, their helmets will sport a tribute to Airmen past and present who've sacrificed for freedom. Specifically, all Falcon and Fighting Irish head gear will
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Default Air Force Logo Emerald Warrior 07 exercise deemed a success
A week after the successful Emerald Warrior 07, Air Force Special Operations Command units are already making plans for the next exercise. The command's inaugural exercise provided joint and coalition forces the opportunity to train together here and on the Eglin Air Force Base test and training range. Special operations forces regularly complete
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Default Air Force Logo Exchange program enhances coalition operations
Northwest Florida is gaining worldwide recognition through a program that makes local Air Force bases the training grounds for covert coalition aircraft operations. The program, known as Combined Special Operations Forces Subject Matter Expert Exchange, is a concept that came to life on a large scale during the Emerald Warrior 07 exercise Oct. 23
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