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Vielka Forbes, 16th Services Squadron dances a Panamanian folk dance with her partner, Staff Sgt. Detley Waldrop, 16th Component Maintenance Squadron Oct. 12 at The Soundside. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Staff Sgt. Kelly Ogden) Heritage Dance

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Default Air Force Logo Truck killer" gunships called most important event in Vietnam
(This is part four in a series of Air Commando history articles leading up to the reactivation of the 1st Special Operations Wing here Nov. 16) The gunship became the most important special operations development to evolve from the Vietnam War - the AC-47, the AC-119, and at its best, the AC-130. The AC-130 performed its interdiction and close-air
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Two Airmen enjoy lunch at the Airman and Family Readiness Center grand opening Oct. 12.  The focus will now include the single Airman. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Jamie Haig) Family support center changes name, scope of duty includes single Airmen and families
The Hurlburt Field Family Support Center officially changed its name to the Airman and Family Readiness Center and announced a change in policy and responsibilities at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 12. Col. Norman Brozenick Jr., 16th Special Operations Wing commander, cut the ribbon while more than 50 Airmen, families and Fort Walton Beach Chamber
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Col. Mark Alsid, 16th Operations Group commander, passes Lt. Col. Tom Markland, 73rd Special Operations Squadron commander, the guidon during the stand-up ceremony Tuesday in Commando Hangar. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Sinclair) 73rd SOS reactivates with new aircraft after 45 years
The 73rd Special Operations Squadron reactivated Tuesday after being dormant since 1961, and is charge with flying the Air Force Special Operations Command's newest weapons system, the MC-130W. "When a squadron inactivates, the Air Force preserves the history, honor and heritage of that squadron," said Col. Mark Alsid, 16th Operations Group
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Default Air Force Logo Adjusting your thermostat can help adjust energy budget
Your thermostat controls the heating and cooling system that consumes more than half of the energy in your home - the biggest chunk of your family's energy budget. How much of that energy is used to make your house comfortable when no one is home or everyone is asleep? Probably a lot, if you do not adjust the thermostat when you leave the house or
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2006
Military dress code and civilian attire standards will be enforced at all dining facilities on Hurlburt. Dress codes enforced at dining facilities
Dress code standards for Hurlburt dining facility patrons have been revisited. Any individual at the base dining halls dressed in military attire will wear their uniform in compliance with Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance, and the appropriate directives which prescribe the wearing of the other services' uniforms.
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Default Air Force Logo Air Commandos history revived in 1960s
(This is part three in a series of Air Commando history articles leading up to the reactivation of the 1st Special Operations Wing here Nov. 16) The 1st Air Commando Group inactivated after World War II on Nov. 3, 1945. It appeared that the group was doomed to remain a non-entity, especially after the Air Force disbanded the organization on Oct. 8,
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Default Air Force Logo Base pool services no longer free, small fee charged
The 16th Services Squadron reinstated a series of fees and charges at the Aquatics Center Sunday. Fees will apply for open swim times; however, designated military lap swimming will remain free. Free swimming and pool use began about 10 years ago when money from appropriated funds designated from Congress and non-appropriated funds generated from
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Insurance rate hikes could leave homeowner's in bind
Hurricane season is drawing to a close and, fortunately for all, it has been relatively calm on the Gulf Coast compared to the devastation seen by the past few year's brutal beatings. However, the aftershocks of such elemental forces as hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina are still battering the bank accounts of residents up and down the Gulf
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Default Air Force Logo Energy Awareness Month highlighted on Hurlburt Field
October is Energy Awareness Month, and many people on base are helping Hurlburt conserve energy without even realizing it. The 16th Civil Engineer Squadron worked behind the scenes and completed a $2.7 million energy project in August 2005. The project included retrofitting lights in 45 buildings, installing low-flow toilets and faucets in 24
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