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  • Deployed physician assistant gets Purple Heart from Gen. Moseley

    An Airman who survived an improvised explosive device attack in December isn't likely to forget that moment - or the one when he was presented a Purple Heart by the chief of staff of the Air Force Feb. 4. Capt. Kevin Fischer, deployed from the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, is a physician assistant assigned to the 732nd Expeditionary
  • AFSA President makes stop at Hurlburt

    The president visited Hurlburt Field Tuesday. No, not that one - the one who's in charge of lobbying Washington D.C. for the well-being of every single enlisted member in the Air Force. Enlisted Airmen of all ranks filled the base theater to hear what retired Chief Master Sgt. John McCauslin, the international president of the Air Force Sergeants
  • AFSOC Chiefs' Orientation sheds light on leadership role

    More than 20 top enlisted members got a crash course in what it means to be an Air Force Special Operations Command chief master sergeant through the AFSOC Chiefs' Orientation held here Jan. 22-25. The senior master sergeants and chief master sergeants who attended the orientation came from AFSOC units around the world. While here, their days were
  • Honor Guard rolls out online request process

    The Hurlburt Field honor guard now utilizes the Web to provide customers a new way of reserving their services. A new link on the honor guard Web site allows members of Hurlburt and the community to request their participation at funerals, retirement ceremonies, weddings and other venues requiring the colors. The link was established to standardize
  • Fit Eagle Competition brings out 'best of best'

    The 4th Special Operations Squadron team won first place during the 17th Annual Fit Eagle competition Feb. 9 at the Aderholt Fitness Center. Sixteen teams participated in a variety of events that included a 5K run, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, sit and reach, tug o' war and a mystery event - the hula-hoop pass. The 1st Special Operations Component
  • AFSOC announces 2006 safety award winners

    The winners of the 2006 Commando Safety Awards have been announced by Air Force Special Operations Command today. "I am deeply grateful to each award recipient," said Gen. Mike Wooley, AFSOC commander. "Their exceptional hard work and perseverance to keep AFSOC a safe and effective fighting force in the war on terrorism has not gone unnoticed." The
  • The making of an air commando

    [Editor's note: This article reprinted from Airman magazine, December, 1966] I had never heard the song before, but the melody was vaguely familiar: "Swamp rat, swamp rat, where do you hi-ide? "Come out in the open and I'll be your guy-ide." The raspy voice bounced off the tall pines in Kisatchie National Forest in central Louisiana: I'm a
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  • 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
  • 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: ยท Maj. Lance D. Whitfill, 1st Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, Hurlburt Field,