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NAYS awards AF sweeps youth sports program awards
The Hurlburt Field, Florida Youth Sports Program is one of five winners of a National Alliance for Youth Sports Excellence in Youth Sports Award. Air Force personnel also won NAYS Coach of the Year and Parent of the Year Awards.
0 11/08
2017
SECAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos SecAF awards Air Force Cross, 10 medals to Air Commandos
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson awarded ten valorous medals, including the Air Force Cross, to Air Force Special Operations Command air commandos in a ceremony, Oct. 17, 2017 held at Hurlburt Field.
0 10/18
2017
A U-28A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Sept. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated from various military installations as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Rhett Isbell) Little Rock AFB accepts military aircraft in response to Hurricane Irma
Little Rock Air Force Base received various aircraft and their crews assigned to multiple military installations along the East Coast in preparation for Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017.
0 9/10
2017
Capt. Kaci Dixon and a group of combat controllers low crawl through sand while moving a 90-pound kettlebell at Yale Reservoir, Wash., in August 2015. They were participating in a 125th Special Tactics Squadron training exercise. (Courtesy photo) Total Force Air Commando continues breaking barriers
Military life is typically unplanned and unpredictable. Some may view that as a negative, but having an open mind and saying yes to opportunities can take you on an unbelievable adventure.
0 9/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Inns selects eight finalists for Innkeeper Award
Eight U.S. Air Force installations were selected as finalists for the Air Force Innkeeper Award.
0 6/19
2017
The Air Force men's volleyball team didn't surrender a set as it went undefeated in pool play. Overall, Air Force finished 6-2 and ninth out of 58 teams as part of the USA Volleyball Nationals. AF men’s volleyball team wins second armed forces championship in 3 years
The All-Air Force men's volleyball team beat Army and Navy decisively, finished 5-0 in its pool and didn't lose a set
0 6/02
2017
Col. Nathan Green, commander of the 492nd Special Operations Wing, activates the 492nd Special Operations Advanced Capability Squadron during an activation ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 10, 2017. Green appointed Lt. Col. Matthew Laurentz to command the 492nd SOACS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal M. Garrett) 492nd Special Operations Wing activation completes circle of history, heritage
The Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center was inactivated, and the 492nd Special Operations Wing was activated during a ceremony here, May 10, 2017. Simultaneously, the 492nd Special Operations Group and the 492nd Special Operations Training Group were activated under the 492nd SOW.
0 5/11
2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover as the Pensacola Christian College choir sings the National Anthem during a dual Air Force Cross ceremony, April 20, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. For the first time in Air Force history, two Airmen were simultaneously awarded the service’s highest medal for valorous action in combat. Miller, from the Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, and Chris Baradat, a combat controller since separated, both received Silver Star medals for their actions in combat, which were upgraded after a service-wide review. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Goldfein presents two Air Force Crosses
A 7-foot bronze statue stood prominently over a sea of multicolored berets, flanked by the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force and the Air Force’s newest Air Force Cross recipients. Two Airmen, whose heroics were separated by 11 years and 100 miles in the same war zone, solidified a special tactics legacy that has seen a great deal of action since 9/11.
0 4/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Freeze-dried plasma to the rescue
Since hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat casualties, Air Force Special Operations Command is improving access to blood products on the battlefield.
0 4/05
2017
Senior Airman Brandon Culpan, a health services manager with the 1st Special Operations Medical Group, is nominated to become a Trusted Care Hero at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 8, 2017. Culpan has been nominated to become a Trusted Care Hero, an Air Force award that recognizes Air Force medical personnel that embody the values of the Air Force Medical Service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis Spain) Air Commando recognized as Trusted Care Hero
The day began when Culpan was returning from leave for the drive home. While stocking up on energy drinks and snacks at a gas station in his hometown, Culpan saw clouds of black smoke off in the distance, but thought nothing of it.
0 3/05
2017
The Air Force Cross will be presented to Staff Sgt. Christopher Baradat, now separated, who had previously received the Silver Star medal for his essential role in rescuing 150 coalition members in Afghanistan, April 6, 2013.(Courtesy photo) Heroism recognized: Special tactics Airman receives medal upgrade
A combat controller will receive the Air Force’s highest combat medal for extraordinary heroism, after a service-wide review of medals awarded since 9/11. The Air Force Cross will be presented to former Staff Sgt. Christopher Baradat, now separated, who had received the Silver Star medal for his essential role in rescuing 150 coalition members in Afghanistan, April 6, 2013.
0 1/21
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein and Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, unveil the Special Tactics Memorial during a dedication ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 20, 2016. The seven-foot bronze statue of a Special Tactics Airman in operational gear is a memorial to past, present and future Special Tactics operators.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeffrey Parkinson) Nation’s first special tactics memorial unveiled
A seven-foot tall bronze statue of a special tactics Airman in operational gear stands atop a black granite base -- a memorial to past, present and future special tactics operators. The Special Tactics Memorial was unveiled at a dedication ceremony with more than 800 people present, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presided over the ceremony at Hurlburt Field Air Park Oct. 20.
0 10/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Aug. 9
On this look around the Air Force, in reference to the Real ID Act, some forms of identification will no longer be accepted to gain entrance to Air Force facilities; Air Force ROTC cadets experience a special tactics obstacle course; and a B-52 Stratofortress crew completes a mission that took more than 20 hours.
0 8/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: July 29
In this look around the Air Force, an amputee Air Force pilot gets back into the cockpit, Airmen are given the opportunity to retrain into special operations without risking their current Air Force specialty code, and the Air Force secretary honors the Air Force's longest serving civilian.
0 7/29
2016
Special Tactics officer candidates pull a Zodiac boat to the shore during a selection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. Special Tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, a group of Special Tactics Airmen weed out the cross-training candidates who don’t meet the high standards, putting them through a week-long selection process to select only the best-qualified individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katrina Cheesman) 
Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special ops
In a move to meet the high demand for battlefield Airmen, the Air Force announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum from April. The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the special tactics career fields, should they be selected following an assessment of physical, mental and psychological attributes.
0 7/26
2016
Default Air Force Logo Blue Flag exercise marks 40th Anniversary
Airmen from 505th Combat Training Squadron are the creators and controllers of a live, virtual and constructive world that takes air operation centers and Air Force forces staff through a quest to sharpen their skills at planning, executing and controlling war and relief operation scenarios. The exercise, Blue Flag, takes place at Hurlburt Field, Florida, July 21-28 and is currently in its 40th iteration.
0 7/25
2016
Senior Airman John Campbell, Special Operations Weather Team student assigned to the Special Tactics Training Squadron, accepts the first Lt. Col. William Schroeder Memorial Award from Abby Schroeder, Schoeder's widow, , and John Farris, a SOWT instructor with STTS, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 21, 2016. Schroeder served as a special operations weather officer and previously commanded the 10th Combat Weather Squadron here. He sacrificed his life when he was fatally shot protecting coworkers from a workplace violence incident at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Weather team award honors legacy of fallen Airman
To honor the legacy and devotion of a fallen brother-in-arms, an award was dedicated to the life of Lt. Col. William Schroeder and given to a Special Operations Weather Team training pipeline graduate here July 21.
0 7/25
2016
Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, presents the Air Force Special Operations Command flag to Lt. Gen. Brad Webb during the change of command ceremony at Hurlburt Field Fla., July 19, 2016.  Webb is the 11th commander of AFSOC, and he returns to the Florida panhandle for his fifth tour of duty.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Holochwost) Webb takes command of AFSOC
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb assumed command of Air Force Special Operations Command in a ceremony July 19 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
0 7/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases candidate bases for Battlefield Airman training
Today the Air Force announced eight installations as candidate locations where it will potentially consolidate its Battlefield Airman training.
0 7/07
2016
Special Tactics officer candidates carry a Zodiac boat to the shore during a selection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. Special Tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, a group of Special Tactics Airmen weed out the cross-training candidates who don’t meet the high standards, putting them through a week-long selection process to select only the best-qualified individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katrina Cheesman) Small team ensures special tactics career fields grow with the best
Special tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, the Recruitment, Assessment and Selection team at Hurlburt Field, Florida, puts the cross-training candidates through a weeklong selection process to find the best-qualified individuals.
0 6/30
2016
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