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  • 1st SOCES maintains "Tree City" status

    The title of "Tree City USA" is not something just any community can obtain and yet, Hurlburt Field has won and maintained this status for almost two decades. Hurlburt Field has been a certified Tree City since 1994, according to said Krystal Walsh, natural and cultural resources manager for 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. "No other
  • MiCare streamlines health inquiries

    Long lines, paperwork, waiting in a room to wait in another smaller room, all to ask a simple question about health -- there must be an easier way.Fortunately, there is. MiCare mitigates the process through easy access to a healthcare professional on the internet.Secure messaging is available to patients through a website called MiCare Portal."The
  • Cannon Exchange contributes to MWR

    Shoppers are typically not surprised to find the vast selection and savings at Army & Air Force Exchanges throughout the world. However, shoppers at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., may be surprised at just how many dividends the Exchange has issued allowing the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron to enhance the Morale, Welfare and
  • National Fitness Month: To do and to coach MMA

    - In celebration of National Fitness Month, athletes from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., will be spotlighted each week during the month of May 2013. "Just bring heart and water, nothing else," he said. "Don't think; let me do the thinking."Master Sgt. Claude Lawson, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron military personnel flight
  • Cannon behind the scenes: Skilled AFREP technicians save funds

    *This feature is the twenty-first in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. Don't let a good thing go to waste - what some Air Commandos might think belongs in the trash may be in better hands with the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program technicians.Under the approving authority of Col. David Wiesner, 27th Special Operations Maintenance
  • Hurlburt Airman revisits recovery with Lt. Dan

    Lt. Dan, as Forrest Gump film actor Gary Sinise is affectionately known, may not actually be a member of the military, but he treats each service member he meets with the deep-seated respect that should be given to a brother-in-arms. For Hurlburt Field's Tech. Sgt. Christofer Curtis, a CV-22 flight engineer of the 8th Special Operations Squadron,
  • Fallen Airman honored in America and Afghanistan

    Exactly one year after his death in Afghanistan, members of Air Force Special Operations Command USAF Special Operations School gathered Feb. 25 to dedicate a place of learning to a beloved teacher.Lt. Col. John Darin Loftis was shot and killed by an Afghan while sitting at his desk on Feb. 25, 2012 in the Interior Ministry in Kabul. Family,
  • Who turned the lights out?

    Imagine putting brakes on a car. Now turn the lights off and grab a flashlight. Putting brakes on any vehicle has its challenges, but doing so on an aircraft weighing over 100,000 pounds and worth more than $100 million that doesn't belong to you can increase the stress more than you think.The Air Force Special Operations Command mission doesn't
  • A page from the past: Decoding the war

    Pearl Harbor - the great catalyst that sent a nation, heart-broken and enraged, into a second world war, this time to end the fascist oppression caused by a charismatic dictator. It was during this fight that the U.S. Marine Corps developed a secret weapon, an unbreakable communication code made from the Navajo language in 1942. Patrons of the Base
  • 24 SOW strengthens force through resiliency programs

    Special Tactics Airmen have held the forefront of combat operations for more than a decade, undertaking the most dangerous missions. These mission-ready operators are the first ones there. They cannot be mass produced and are in great demand.The U.S. Special Operations Command's Preservation of the Force and Families initiative supports the special
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