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  • Air Force historian visits AFSOC, 1st SOW, discusses future of career field

    "The Air Force Special Operations Command history office has an outstanding program, one of the best in the Air Force," were the words the director of the Air Force history and museum programs used to describe Hurlburt's history offices. C.R. "Dick" Anderegg, met with base historians Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the past, present and future of
  • Special tactics: Do you have what it takes?

    In special tactics, just getting to work is extreme. Special tactics Airmen freefall out of an aircraft and use ram-air parachute to land at a precise location - on land or at sea. They infiltrate by amphibious means by either rubber raiding craft or combat dive using SCUBA gear. They operate on airfields with motorcycles, travel cross-country on
  • Combined exercise prepares Airmen for battle

    Airmen from Hurlburt Field, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves participated in a communications exercise at Duke Field March 8. Operation Combined Eagle was a total force communications exercise intended to get all stateside Air Force Special Operations Command communications squadrons to work together on one mission. This was the first
  • CMSAF visits Hurlburt, brings good news about AF future

    Enlisted Airmen at Hurlburt Field gained the opportunity this week to meet and hear from Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley. During his three-day stay here, Chief McKinley immersed himself in the Air Force Special Operations Command mission. "I've been fully impressed since day one with everything I've seen here," the chief
  • Command chief lands: Hurlburt welcomes new Air Commando to its ranks

    When asked how he liked his new job, the new 1st Special Operations Wing command chief said, "It's a dream come true, the best job in the Air Force. It's not often that you get the opportunity to serve such an awesome wing of Air Commandos." Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Richardson, a 28-year Air Force veteran, arrived here from the 352nd Special
  • JSOU offers special operations warfighters new certificate course

    The Joint Special Operations University offers a new joint warfighter certificate program focusing on preparing mid-career noncommissioned and commissioned special operations officers for assignment to a joint special operations forces headquarters. A fiscal year 2005 educational requirements analysis found neither U.S. Special Operations Command
  • AFSOC Wins Major Accolades at 2006 Air Force Safety Awards

    -- Air Force safety officials have announced the winners of the 2006 Safety Awards. They are: Secretary of the Air Force Safety Award: Category I -- Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (No Category II listed) Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award: Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field. Col. Will L.
  • Hurlburt Field Chapel, A&FRC salute families

    What's the secret recipe for coping with a loved one's deployment? For the Hurlburt Field Chapel, the right ingredients are one plate of home-cooked food, a sprinkling of games, a dash of singing and a good conversation. All of these ingredients came together Tuesday night during the chapel's "Salute to Families" event. The celebration, which was a
  • AFSOF dedicates conference room to enlisted hero

    Air Force Special Operations Forces dedicated a conference room in the Air Force Special Operations Command building's new wing in honor of a former Air Commando Tuesday morning. Chief Master Sgt. Atwell Livingston "Duke" Wiley, who served in the Air Force for more than 45 years, 31 years on active duty and 14 years in civil service, supported