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Default Air Force Logo Cannon AFB to make change to special ops mission
     The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that Air Force Special Operations Command will accept ownership of Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Range in New Mexico beginning in October.      The announcement comes after months of studies to find a suitable location for AFSOC operations to expand toward the west coast.      As part of the
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2006
Default Air Force Logo 16th Mission Support Squadron initiates program to help prevent alcohol related incidents on base.
The 16th Mission Support Squadron initiated an innovative program here to deter servicemembers from driving under the influence and becoming involved in other alcohol-related incidents on or off base. The On-call Airman program, a recently added overture that was stream-lined by 16th MSS commander Maj. Jesse Johnson, enables MSS members to contact
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Third time around for 16th Services employee
June 15 in Denver, Colo., 10 days after his 73rd birthday, Jim Hernandez, 16th Services Squadron, received the Air Force Services Civilian Specialist Award for demonstrating the best leadership, management, customer focus and operational outcome. After 24 years with the U.S. Army as a military policeman and 20 years working as a fraud investigator
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Senior Airmen Jarrod Snesko, 16th CMS, checks the gauges on AC-130U Commandos strive for outstanding
After months of preparation and more than five exercises, Hurlburt Field kicked off the highly anticipated operational readiness inspection early Monday morning. During the two-phase inspection, the inspector general team from Air Force Special Operations Command will observe and record the 16th Special Operations Wing's ability to process
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Bronze Stars, Purple Heart awarded to Airmen
Two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart were awarded to three combat controllers from the 720th Operations Support Squadron at the 20th Special Operations Squadron auditorium here May 26. Tech. Sgt. Ryan Stanhope and Staff Sgt. David Overton were both presented with Bronze Stars, and Tech. Sgt. Matthew Scheleich received a Purple Heart at the
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Col. Tom Yanni (center holding flag) assumes command of the Air Force Special Operations Command Air and Space Operations Center, or AOC, from Col. Rick Leibach (right) during a change of command ceremony recently. About a year ago, the AOC was established to directly support AFSOC's warfighting capability. "This ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of Colonel Leibach and welcomes, with high expectations, Colonel Yanni," said officiating officer Col. Michael Callan (left), Air Force Special Operations Forces commander. Colonel Yanni previously served as AFSOC Chief of Safety. Colonel Leibach is now assigned as AFSOC Operations Chief of Standardization and Evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Ali Flisek) Air Operations Center receives new commander

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Staff Sgt. Harold Warr II, special tactics rigger and drop zone controller for personnel from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, gathers wind and clearance data from the drop zone in U-Taphao, Thailand.  As the DZ controller, Sergeant Warr communicates winds and clearance data from the DZ back to the pilot and jumpmaster aboard the 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130 pilot.   The 320th STS members were participating in Cobra Gold 2006 at U-Taphao, Thailand. 353rd Special Operations Group travels to Thailand for Cobra Gold 2006
About 200 members of the 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan, packed up their equipment and headed to U-Taphao, Thailand, for the 25th anniversary of Cobra Gold 2006 exercise. Hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand, the joint combined multi-national exercise is designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFSOC announces nominees for 2006 Tuskegee Airman Awards
Air Force Special Operations Command has announced its 2006 nominees for the Tuskegee Airman Incorporated National Convention Awards. They are as follows: General Benjamin O. Davis Military Award: Maj. Shane Barrett, Headquarters, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Maj. Shane Haughian, 7th Special Operations Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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Default Air Force Logo Airman acquitted of filing false hurricane claim
An Airman with the 16th Operations Support Squadron was acquitted of charges of fraud and making false statements by a general court-martial May 3. Senior Airman Philip Feldt Jr. faced two charges of fraud in conjunction official statements stemming from vehicle damages sustained during Hurricane Katrina. The accused claimed that his 1979 Jeep, was
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2006
Default Air Force Logo $30K awarded to three Airmen
Three Hurlburt Field NCOs were recently approved to receive $10,000 each for coming up with new ideas, saving the Air Force money as a result. Master Sgt. Mark Gauthier, Air Force Special Operations Command A4, Tech. Sgt. Arnoldo Cuevas, 16th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Matthew Wilson, AFSOC A4, are expected to save the Air Force more
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