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Technical Sgt. Ben Filek, an aerial gunner with the 19th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., practices loading a 30 mm Bushmaster cannon aboard an AC-130U Spooky gunship.  The 30 mm gun will eventually replace both the 40 mm cannon and 25 mm gun on U-model gunships.  (Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery) Spooky gunships rearm with new cannons
Spooky is about to get a little scarier.Crews at Hurlburt Field, Fla., have put the finishing touches on the first AC-130U Spooky gunship armed with the 30 mm Bushmaster cannon. The rearmed Spooky retains its 105 mm cannon but replaces the 25 mm and 40 mm guns with Bushmasters. The project is a "win-win," according to Air Force Special Operations
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Default Air Force Logo 2006 Financial Management Award Winners
The AFSOC financial management awards recognize individuals and teams for excellence and ingenuity in financial management. The AFSOC winners will be submitted for Air Force level awards. AFSOC recognizes the following installation-level individual award winners: · Maj. Lance D. Whitfill, 1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, Hurlburt Field,
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The winners of the January Commando Challenge 25 meter Humvee Pull are: 1st – 23rd Special Tactics Squadron team 1 (27:38); 2nd – 23rd STS team 3 (27:81); 3rd – 1st Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron Team 1 (28:69.) (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Dylan Laurie) Humvee pull

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A automotive worker at the recycling plant moves pallets of recycled items to storage. Hurlburt Field has a world-class recycling program. Hurlburt's program educates, recycles and then reinvests in the community. 
More than 900,000 of metal and 1.7 million pounds of cardboard were recycled in 2006, returning $350,000 to Hurlburt's quality-of-life programs.  (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Dylan Laurie) Cash for trash

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The Hurlburt Field Gator Lakes Golf Course re-opened in November after a $1 million rebuild of 19 greens - improving the playability of the course and generating income for the 1st Special Operations Services Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Dylan Laurie) Fore!

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Staff Sgt. Esther Werstler, left, 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, demonstrates how to administer a Breathalyzer test to Senior Airman Michael Levine, 1st SOSFS. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Dylan Laurie) DUI: Careers, futures ruined by DUIs - Court-martial, Article 15, injury, death
Thinking about getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking too much? Think again; your career will be in jeopardy. Tech. Sgt. Donald McKnight, 6th Special Operations Squadron, was court-martialed last week for driving while intoxicated and drunken disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 60 days confinement, a reduction to senior airman,
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Default Air Force Logo Appeals speed up via Virtual MPF
Active-duty Airmen seeking a correction to or removal of an evaluation report may now receive quicker results by initiating an appeal to the Evaluation Reports Appeal Board which became available through the virtual Military Personnel Flight Monday. When members apply for an ERAB, they are requesting that a previously finalized enlisted performance
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For the Hurlburt Field fitness fanatics, the 1st Special Operations Services Squadron offers 12 intramural programs, five extramural programs, three varsity sports programs and 12 special events. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Jamie Haig) Commander In Chief's Installation Excellence Award
Hurlburt Field is in a three-way race with Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, to determine the winner of this year's Installation Excellence Award.What can you - the Airmen - do to help us prove we are the best base in the Air Force?- Educate yourself. Find out if your unit will be visited and familiarize yourself with
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Default Air Force Logo Special Tactics Officer Earns 2006 Lance P. Sijan Award
An Air Force Special Operations Command warrior has been awarded the 2006 Sijan Award for distinguished leadership. Capt. Matthew S. Allen, a flight commander in a unit assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group was named the junior officer category winner for the coveted award. The Lance P. Sijan Award recognizes the accomplishments of officers
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Default Air Force Logo AFSOC Units Earn Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Seven Air Force Special Operations Command units have been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. They are: 353d Special Operations Group, AFOUA with valor, for the period 2 September 2004 to 1 September 2006. 18th Flight Test Squadron, AFOUA, for the period 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2006. 16th Mission Support Squadron, AFOUA, for the
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