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  • Air Force welcomes arrival of first combat-configured CV-22 Osprey

    Air Force leadership accepted the keys for the first combat-configured CV-22 Osprey from Bell Boeing Wednesday in a ceremony at the Bell manufacturing facility in Amarillo, Texas. While earlier versions of the CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft are in use as test assets, this is the first of the "Block B/10" aircraft, representing the configuration that the
  • AFSOC announces civil/human rights award winner

    Air Force Special Operations Command is proud to announce Tech. Sgt. Antonio Garcia, 21st Special Operations Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, as the AFSOC nominee for the 2006 National Image, Inc. Meritorious Service Award. This award recognizes a military member who has distinguished himself or herself by promoting the tenets of civil/human
  • AFSOC announces spouse of the year

    Air Force Special Operations Command is proud to announce Mrs. Cynthia A. Maling as the 2006 nominee for the Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. Mrs. Maling is the wife of Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel D. Maling, assigned to the 4th Special Operations Squadron here. Mrs. Maling has distinguished herself as an outstanding volunteer and key
  • AFSOC Verne Orr award recipient named

    Air Force Special Operations Command is proud toI announce the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, as the AFSOC nominee for the 2006 Verne Orr Award. This award is presented annually by the Air Force Association and recognizes an Air Force unit which makes the most effective use of its human resources. The 23rd STS's exceptional use of
  • AFSOC Vanguard award recipient named

    Air Force Special Operations Command is proud to announce Tech. Sgt. Jason M. Bloom, 16th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, as the AFSOC nominee for the 2006 Noncommissioned Officer Association Vanguard Award. This award is sponsored annually by the NCOA to recognize an enlisted member who has performed a heroic act, on or off duty,
  • Advertising team spotlights special ops

    An aircrew displaying teamwork while firing 105mm artillery from their gunship at night and in the weather; Special operators freefalling toward Earth at terminal velocity; Battlefield Airmen descending from hovering helicopters by rope, piloting small unmanned aerial vehicles, and calling for close air support. The Air Force’s advertising agency,
  • Men’s Varsity end season with heart

    The men’s varsity basketball team brought home fourth place from the Southeastern Men’s Athletic Conference double elimination tournament Saturday and Sunday at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. There were eight teams total in the conference. Tyndall defeated Hurlburt 74-61 in the semi finals. Hurlburt’s first game was against local rivals, Eglin.
  • EOD Airmen remove, detonate WWII-era bomb in Pensacola

    Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen from the 16th Civil Engineer Squadron destroyed a Word War II-era explosive device found in Pensacola Tuesday. The 100-pound photo-flash bomb, common to the World War II or Korean War period, was found by construction workers clearing storm debris in the waters of the Santa Rosa Sound on Pensacola Beach. When they
  • Three college scholarships offered to families

    In the past two years, more than $27,000 have been given in scholarships to military family members seeking educational opportunities.Three types of scholarships are available this year as well through the Hurlburt Spouses Club and First Command Financial Planning: the Turnaround Scholarship worth $500, the First Command scholarship worth $2,000
  • Air Force rescue helos perform ship-board ops

     More than 25 Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron took to the open waters of Pensacola Bay, Fla., Jan 25 and 26 to perform ship-board training with the Navy. The training included day and night landings on a Navy vessel to educate the pilots, co-pilots, gunners and engineers on procedures they may encounter on search and rescue operations.