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  • That others may live: Silver Star medal for fallen Airman, son

    Capt. Matthew Roland, of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, posthumously received the Silver Star on June 1 for actions taken during an ambush Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. Roland's family accepted the decoration on behalf of the fallen special tactics officer.
  • Around the Air Force: May 17

    his look around the Air Force takes us to California where explosive ordnance disposal Airmen are participating in exercise Half-Life; and to Hulburt Field, Florida, for exercise Emerald Warrior
  • Around the Air Force: May 6

    This look Around the Air Force takes us to Hurlburt Field, Florida, where special operations Airmen are participating in exercise Emerald Warrior 2016 and then a look at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, where the Air Force Cyber College conducted a cyber war game.
  • Forces converge for Emerald Warrior 2016

    Several hundred U.S. and partner-nation military members gathered inside King Auditorium at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 2 for a mass in-briefing session that marked the official kick off of Emerald Warrior 2016.
  • Army Rangers exercise close air support with F-35s

    Although the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat. This tradition continues today with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment's recent visit to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, to conduct close air support exercises with a pair of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets.
  • Hurlburt combats Zika with knowledge

    Following the World Health Organization declaring an international emergency and Florida Gov. Rick Scott calling a state health emergency, Hurlburt Field, Florida, is taking action to protect Airmen and their families from the Zika virus.
  • Please try to write back

    Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago. A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author -- now an Air Force major -- at Hurlburt Field Jan. 25.
  • EOD techs conduct post-blast analysis training

    After an explosion, when the smoke settles and the blaze has been contained, a new mission begins. Like a puzzle, shrapnel blasted in every direction can be pieced together to uncover the mode of detonation. Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron are trained to do just that.
  • Special tactics Airmen march 800 miles to honor fallen teammates

    After more than 800 miles on the road, 20 special tactics Airmen finished their journey to honor fallen teammates, crossing through the Hurlburt Field gate with families of those killed in combat.
  • Munitions systems specialists arm the 'ultimate battle plane'

    Without the munitions systems specialists of the 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, the AC-130U Spooky would have difficulty completing its close air support mission, to include supporting troops in contact, convoy escort and single point air defense.
  • Drilling activity for Honduras water well underway

    The 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron continued drilling activity for a water well July 7 in Honduras. The well is one of multiple projects taking place here as part of New Horizons, an annual humanitarian assistance exercise.
  • Air Commandos bid farewell to MC-130P Combat Shadows

    The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time here, in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight May 15.
  • Emerald Warrior-15 a complete success

    More than 2,100 members participated in Emerald Warrior, an annual Air Force Special Operations Command two-week joint service, interagency and partner nation exercise that concluded here May 1.
  • PJ’s extraordinary heroism earns an 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.
  • Hurlburt Airmen assist in motorcycle accident

    Senior Airman Laura Kinglocke witnessed and responded to a motorcycle crash while on her way into work at Hurlburt Field, Florida several weeks ago when motorcyclist Donald Dancer was thrown from his bike and onto the side of the road, potentially into traffic, on U.S. Highway 98.
  • 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.
  • SecAF visits AF special operators

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James learned how Air Commandos operate during a visit here, Oct. 20-21.
  • Airmen train for ‘new wild, wild west’ in cyber domain

    On any given day, the Defense Department defends itself against numerous cyber-attacks at installations throughout the world. To help combat this growing threat, Airmen from the 39th Information Operations Squadron train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.
  • RPA unit moves to 'Emerald Coast'

    The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomed the 2nd Special Operations Squadron, its remotely piloted aircraft unit, to the Emerald Coast. The 2nd SOS, comprised of about 140 Air Force reservists formerly located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., began RPA operations in its new facility at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 14. Although the unit is at Hurlburt Field, none of the aircraft will be located there. The RPAs are flown in various combat theaters throughout the world.
  • Premium DOD exercise hones special operations skills

    More than 1,500 Special Operations Forces from around the services participated in Emerald Warrior, a two-week joint service, inter-agency and partner nation exercise that concluded May 9 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
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