One of the most decorated members of the Crispy Warriors, John Beard, also fits the description of retiring near the flagpole. A WWII veteran, combat pilot with 105 missions under his belt and recent centennial, Beard said the beauty of the area won him over. Beard trained at Eglin Air Force Base twice before WWII and was stationed at Eglin when he retired in 1965.
EGLIN AFB — The first Medal of Honor earned in the Vietnam War will have a permanent place of honor in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) compound when it is donated next month by the recipient, retired Army Col. Roger Donlon.
“It is with great regret that I announce the loss of Specialist Nicholas C. Jividen, of 3rd Battalion, Headquarters and Support Company,” Col. Patrick T. Colloton, commander of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), said in a statement.
Capt. Robert Curry has spent 16 years working in the Air Force. He is the Special Mission Planner for the 1st Special Operations Air Operation Squadron. Listen to why he is this week's "Hurlburt's Finest."
He is a member of our Health and Wellness Center, where he and his associates teach Hurlburt Field members how to properly take care of their body. Brent is famous on base for his enthusiasm, passion for his work, and ability to talk to people.
Listen to an interview with this week's honoree for Hurlburt's Finest.
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Unit: 1 Special Operations Air Operations Squadron
Duty Title: Range Support Planning and Operations Specialist (she is a civilian employee)
Time at Hurlburt Field: 14 years
Bonus background info: “I retired from Bank of American after 22 years and went back to college at the age of 37 to finish my associates in Business Finance. I have two sons and three grandchildren, all...
An Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldier is facing trial next month in U.S. District Court in Pensacola on two counts of conspiring in trafficking cocaine, according to an indictment released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida.
Master Sgt. Daniel J. Gould was indicted last month on the charges by a federal grand jury. The indictment was sealed until Tuesday, after Gould entered pleas of not guilty to the charges. His trial is scheduled...
We talk with Col. Michael Conley, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, about some of the things the Air Force is using to reduce the stress from the high ops tempo of Hurlburt Field airmen.