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April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7 million children of military members serving in the U.S. and overseas.

#HappeningNow Watch as we honor the 8 members of Joint Task Force 1-79 who lost their lives during Operation Eagle Claw.

Air Commandos honor the aircrew and families at a remembrance ceremony for the 38th Anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw.

Posted by Hurlburt Field on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

On November 4, 1979, more than 3,000 Iranian militant students stormed the American embassy in Tehran, Iran. 66 Americans were seized and held hostage, precipitating a confrontation with the United States.

As part of a specially selected team consisting of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps elements, the members of Joint Task Force 1-79 participated in the attempt to rescue the American hostages held captive in Iran. Their outstanding professional skill exhibited under arduous conditions, combined with their extensive knowledge, initiative, dedication, and exemplary performance resulted in the development of unique tactics, new procedures, and special modifications that were crucial to the conduct of this very complex Joint Task Force mission.

Today we honor the 8 men who lost their lives during Operation Eagle Claw.

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For those unable to attend the Remembrance Ceremony in honor of the 38th Anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw, you will be able to view the live stream tomorrow morning beginning at 0930 CST.

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U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has honored individuals, teams, and installations each year since 1962 for their remarkable achievements in innovative and cost-effective environmental management strategies that successfully support mission readiness.

We are proud to announce Mr. Frederick A. Javier, 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida was recognized for his efforts in keeping our community clean!

#OnThisDay in 1944, 1Lt Carter Harmen (19 years old), flew a YR-4B helicopter on a rescue mission to evacuate a light L-2 plane pilot forced down on a Japanese controlled road. He successfully rescued the pilot and his passengers 22-24 April.

In 23 combat missions the helicopter proved its worth, but it was grossly underpowered and had to be withdrawn from the theater after the engine overheated and failed. At the time of the rescue only one helicopter was operational of the six brought to the CBI theater.

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Time to test your trivia knowledge! Cannon Air Force Base has five static displays in their front Air Park.

Using the pictures & list below, match the numbered aircraft with their corresponding letter!

1) MQ-1
2) MC-130E(I)
3) MH-53J
4) MC-130P
5) AC-130H

The answer will be posted at 5 p.m. today!

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