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  • Emerald Warrior 17: Planning starts for 10th exercise

    Nearly 100 military planners gathered here this week to develop training requirements for Emerald Warrior 2017, the largest irregular warfare exercise in the Department of Defense.In its 10th iteration, Emerald Warrior faces a challenge no special operator can train for: a smaller budget."I was here for the very first Emerald Warrior and have
  • 1st SOSS: Controlling the air from the ground

    Collaboration among several 1st Special Operations Support Squadron elements create a safe environment for aircraft to fly.
  • New command chief rumored to work 24/7

    Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith recently stepped into the top enlisted job for Air Force Special Operations Command. His career and personal trajectory includes several assignments with the command and a two-year battle with leukemia.
  • Repair technicians 'make every dollar count'

    Four specially-trained Air Commandos repair items deemed unfixable, saving Hurlburt Field $1.2 million this fiscal year.
  • Air Commandos presented as AFSOC's best

    Air Commandos received special recognition as the 2015 Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen and civilians of the year during a formal banquet May 19 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • Emerald Warrior exercise marks halfway point

    Emerald Warrior 2016 moved into its second full week of operations. The last half of the exercise will continue to focus on the integration of Air Force Air Commandos with special operations and conventional assets from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
  • Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. General Goldfein was at Hurlburt Field when this announcement was made.
  • Four Airmen save contractor’s life

    On April 15, four Airmen saved a contractor’s life on the loading dock of their building utilizing their annual Air Force CPR training. Their training was put to the test when Senior Airman Crystal Morgan, 1st Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, made a shocking discovery – Richard Owens, a contractor within their building, had
  • Comptrollers rehearse expeditionary skills

    Comptroller Airmen spent June 6 in a simulated joint-deployment environment here, to exercise an infrequently practiced expeditionary skillset.The design was based on an exercise in the 1990s dubbed 'Top Dollar' and scaled down to a one-day simulation where Airmen exercise war-time skills including self-aid and buddy care training and weapon
  • Fuels Airmen, flight crews practice night Forward Area Refueling Point procedures

    Special teams of fuels Airmen provide a critical capability for wartime and humanitarian missions as FARP operations expand the role of special operation forces around the world. They provide a means of "hot" refueling from a tanker aircraft to various types of fixed and rotor-wing receiver aircraft. FARP missions are flown at only five bases
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