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  • 8th SOS transition - Talon I returns home for last time

    The 8th Special Operations Squadron returned to Duke Field from Southwest Asia in the MC-130E Com-bat Talon I for the last time July 14. As the plane approached the airfield Lt. Col. Ted Corallo, 8th SOS commander, distinguished visitors, family and squadron members watched the sky as the aircraft did a low approach, broke west and came in for its
  • Philippines Civic Action Medals awarded to 6th SOS Airmen

    Nineteen members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron received the Philippines Civic Action Medal June 5 at Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base, Philippines from Philippine Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Mendoza, 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing commander. The 6th SOS was in the Philippines to train on the squadron's mission-essential task list and to train
  • 720th Airmen build homes to help locals

    Airmen from the 720th Special Tactics Group are teaming up with the local Habitat for Humanity to build homes for Northwest Florida families in need. The Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, which serves Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, has moved 28 families into new homes since January. Hurlburt's special operations Airmen, civilians and family
  • SOCOM commander visits Hurlburt, praises Air Commandos

    The Soldier leading special operations troops in the Global War on Terrorism visited Hurlburt Field Tuesday to speak to Joint Special Operations University students and receive briefings on current and future issues in Air Force Special Operations Command. But Army Gen. Doug Brown, U.S. Special Operations Command commander, didn't depart the base
  • Kadena Airman earns Air Force level award in career field

    A Pacific Air Commando assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group earned top honors in the aircrew life support career field recently. Technical Sgt. Jennifer Hellwig, an aircrew life support instructor, was named the Air Force-level Aircrew Life Support NCO for 2005. Humbled by the award, Sergeant Hellwig said, “I just have an insatiable knack
  • Airman dies in fishing accident

    Tragedy struck Hurlburt Field when a 16th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter died June 16 in an accident on Gator Lake. After an intensive search, Tech. Sgt. Earnest "Rock" Rockamore's body was found at 11:15 a.m. June 17. The cause of his death is still under investigation. "This is a time of sadness," said Col. Norman Brozenick Jr., 16th Special
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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