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  • AFSOC hosts Emerald Warrior '15

    Air Force Special Operations Command is hosting the annual Emerald Warrior exercise April 20 through May 1. This joint exercise provides pre-deployment training for special operations forces, conventional, interagency and partner nation forces in combat scenarios. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense’s only exercise that focuses on
  • Laboratory technicians: small numbers, large impact

    Tech. Sgt. Richard Minton said he never really understood the impact of being a medical laboratory technician in the Air Force until he deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.There, he experienced firsthand the importance of his craft while delivering blood to servicemembers receiving treatment for critical injuries. “I didn’t see the whole impact until
  • Maintenance group earns prestigious awards

    The 1st Special Operations Maintenance Group at Hurlburt Field exemplified Air Force superior performance by earning top-maintenance honors in the 2014 Clements McMullen Memorial Daedalian Weapon System Maintenance Squadron Trophy.The maintenance trophy, first awarded in 1960, is presented annually to an Air Force unit determined by Headquarters
  • Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month recognize sacrifices, increase awareness

    There are approximately 1.9 million military children worldwide who face unique challenges related to military life and culture.Hurlburt is home to more than 5,500 of those 1.9 million military children.“Military children are often times forgotten when we talk about the mission, what they face and the stressors they incur,” said Shirley Sims,
  • AFSOC’s financial managers gain Air Force- and USSOCOM-level recognition

    Members of Air Force Special Operations Command brought home a number of Air Force- and U.S. Special Operations Command-level financial management awards, including the 1st Special Operations Wing’s comptroller squadron, winner of the Air Force’s Major General Alfred K. Flowers Comptroller Organization of the Year and AFSOC financial management,
  • Making the flightline debris free

    Airmen from the 901st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron conduct a Foreign Object Damage prevention walk on the flightline at Hurlburt Field.
  • Weapons flight Airmen keep gunners gunning

    Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron insert a 25mm Gatling gun into an AC-130U Gunship.
  • 15th AMU help keep Talons flying

    The 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit's mission is to perform equipment maintenance in support of worldwide special operations missions. The Combat Talon II is a derivative of the C-130 Hercules modified for special operations.
  • “Wicked Wanda” flies final mission

    Often described as low, slow and discreetly lethal, “Wicked Wanda” flew her last flight here Dec. 19, and is scheduled to officially retire in 2015. This historical AC-130H Spectre gunship has deployed in nearly every conflict the U.S. has been involved in, officially and unofficially, since the end of the Vietnam War. There were many missions
  • PJ’s extraordinary heroism earns Air Force Cross

    Recognizing extraordinary heroism shown in combat, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presented the Air Force Cross to an Air Commando during a ceremony here, Dec. 17.Master Sgt. Ivan Ruiz, a pararescueman deployed with the 22nd Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron, was awarded the U.S. military’s second highest decoration for an
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