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A group photo from the Fall Awards Dinner at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va. (Courtesy photo) Mackay Trophy returns to AFSOC
Under heavy enemy fire Dec. 21, 2013, the crew of Rooster 73 performed expert aerial maneuvers while simultaneously providing medical care to the critically-injured passengers on board their CV-22 Osprey. The 8th Special Operations Squadron crew’s heroic efforts during the flight resulted in the safe evacuation of American citizens from the remote
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Tech. Sgt. Joseph Williams 1st Special operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, checks a patient at Hurlburt Field, Fl., Nov. 4, 2014. Williams is part of the operational medicine flights embedded into flying squadrons around Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey) 1st SOSS medics take care of fliers
The 1st Special Operations Support Squadron’s operational medicine flight has come a long way since its creation two years ago by Air Force Special Operations Command. Before the operational medicine flights were implemented on Hurlburt Field, flying squadrons could only rely on the medical group to have their medical needs met. This caused AFSOC
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Staff Sgt. Charlene Plante, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialist, explains an urban environment scenario to a student in her Code of Conduct Continuation training class at B-76 Urban Training Area, Eglin Range, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014. In today’s warfare an urban environment is a common place for Air Commando deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey) SERE class trains in urban environment
Staff Sgt. Charlene Plante, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialist, explains an urban environment scenario to a student in her Code of Conduct Continuation training class at B-76 Urban Training Area, Eglin Range, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014. In today’s warfare an urban environment is a common place for
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Senior Airman Jonathan Ammons, 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament journeyman, cleans and inspects a 40 mm automatic loader at the armament shop on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 4, 2014. Automatic loaders are cleaned and inspected weekly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) Armament Airmen keep Air Commandos firing
Senior Airman Jonathan Ammons, 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament journeyman, cleans and inspects a 40 mm automatic loader at the armament shop on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 4, 2014. Automatic loaders are cleaned and inspected weekly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett)
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Staff Sgt. Jason Mayfield, 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance lead technician, bends sheet metal with a 90- degree grinder on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014. The sheet metal, after it is molded and shaped correctly, will be used to make repairs on MC-130P Combat Shadow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey) 1st SOEMS, not just patchwork
Aircraft structural Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron repair damage, replace parts and inspect the structure of an aircraft 24 hours a day to keep the mission going at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
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Default Air Force Logo 15th SOS members clinch lessons learned award
A team from the 15th Special Operations Squadron earned the 2014 Gen. Kenney Award for lessons learned in the development of tactics. The Aerial Delivery Mission Planning Team spent more than two years developing a plan that would improve the accuracy of dropping cargo to troops on the ground. The award is presented on behalf of the Air Force A9
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Default Air Force Logo CV-22 leader receives prestigious award
Lt. Col. Travis Hill, 8th Special Operations Squadron commander, received the Office of Strategic Services John Singlaub Award during the William J. Donovan Dinner in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24."If it were up to him he would rather his service be unchronicled, giving all the credit to his fellow Airmen and Special Operations Forces brethren,” said
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James enters the Riptide Dining Facility at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. James met with Airmen and toured various facilities here to familiarize herself with Air Commando operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) SecAF learns how Hurlburt Air Commandos operate
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James learned how Air Commandos operate during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 20-21. James said she is making her way to bases across the Air Force to familiarize herself with various missions and discuss her priorities with Airmen. “If you look back at our 67-year history, today we are the smallest Air
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Johnnie Yellock, retired Staff Sgt. and 23rd Special Tactics Squadron combat controller, poses for a photo after completing the SCUBA-Pool Emergency Procedures training on Hurlburt Field, Fla. Oct. 21, 2014. The training was the first time Yellock has attempted scuba diving since a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, where he suffered serious injuries from an improvised explosive device. The explosion resulted in open fractures and lost portions of bones in both of his lower extremities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kentavist P. Brackin) Wounded warrior takes on various challenges, strives
Retired Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock participated in SCUBA-Pool Emergency Procedures training at the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron Center on Hurlburt Field, Fla. Oct. 21, 2014.The training is commonly used as a refresher to familiarize Airmen with life support equipment not used in daily activities, and highlight the dangers associated with a
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Senior Airman Laura Kinglocke, assigned to the 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron, is a medical technician with the 1st Special Operations Medical Group on Hurlburt Field. Kinglocke responded to a major accident on U.S. Highway 98 and saved the life of a motorcyclist Oct. 17, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrea Posey) Air Commando assists in motorcycle accident
On Oct. 17, Senior Airman Laura Kinglocke, 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical technician, witnessed a motorcycle crash when motorcyclist Donald Dancer was thrown from his bike and onto the side of the road, potentially into traffic, on U.S. Highway 98.Kinglocke was the first medical personnel to arrive on scene.“I stopped
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