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  • 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.

  • Hurlburt hosts Emerald Coast K-9 Clash

    Air Force and Army military working dog handlers and their four-legged partners gathered for the Emerald Coast K-9 Clash on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 15. The event, hosted by the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is the first of its kind to be held here.The clash allowed military

  • Mackay Trophy returns to AFSOC

    Under heavy enemy fire Dec. 21, 2013, the crew of Rooster 73 performed expert aerial maneuvers while simultaneously providing medical care to the critically-injured passengers on board their CV-22 Osprey. The 8th Special Operations Squadron crew’s heroic efforts during the flight resulted in the

  • 1st SOSS medics take care of fliers

    The 1st Special Operations Support Squadron’s operational medicine flight has come a long way since its creation two years ago by Air Force Special Operations Command. Before the operational medicine flights were implemented on Hurlburt Field, flying squadrons could only rely on the medical group to

  • SERE class trains in urban environment

    Staff Sgt. Charlene Plante, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Specialist, explains an urban environment scenario to a student in her Code of Conduct Continuation training class at B-76 Urban Training Area, Eglin Range, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014. In today’s

  • Armament Airmen keep Air Commandos firing

    Senior Airman Jonathan Ammons, 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament journeyman, cleans and inspects a 40 mm automatic loader at the armament shop on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 4, 2014. Automatic loaders are cleaned and inspected weekly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman

  • 1st SOEMS, not just patchwork

    Aircraft structural Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron repair damage, replace parts and inspect the structure of an aircraft 24 hours a day to keep the mission going at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

  • 15th SOS members clinch lessons learned award

    A team from the 15th Special Operations Squadron earned the 2014 Gen. Kenney Award for lessons learned in the development of tactics. The Aerial Delivery Mission Planning Team spent more than two years developing a plan that would improve the accuracy of dropping cargo to troops on the ground. The

  • CV-22 leader receives prestigious award

    Lt. Col. Travis Hill, 8th Special Operations Squadron commander, received the Office of Strategic Services John Singlaub Award during the William J. Donovan Dinner in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24."If it were up to him he would rather his service be unchronicled, giving all the credit to his fellow

  • SecAF learns how Hurlburt Air Commandos operate

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James learned how Air Commandos operate during a visit to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 20-21. James said she is making her way to bases across the Air Force to familiarize herself with various missions and discuss her priorities with Airmen. “If you look back at