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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Special Tactics Memorial

 
 
Special Tactics Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
1. Special Tactics Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This statue is dedicated
to the
Special Tactics Operator


We are a community bonded
by sacrifice, service and dedication to duty.

We are a product of American patriots: families and
mentors who shape and guide us to a life of service.

We are forged by professional leaders and hardened warriors.

We know the costs of freedom intimately with the faces of our
loved ones in our mind, but often out of our reach, and the faces
of our fallen teammates etched eternally in our memory.

Despite the sacrifices, we are a community of
resilience, strength and valor.

As long as there is an enemy in front of us, a teammate beside us
and a family behind us, we will fight to the last breath.

We deliver airpower effects to the battlefield, rescue the
distressed and fight any enemy in the defense of freedom.

We bring American airpower to bear for our nation with
unprecedented precision and relentless persistence.

We accept risk others will not ...we tread where others dare not.

So that others will remain free...so that others may follow.

We are Special Tactics Airmen

We are...
"First There...That Others May Live."

 
Erected
Special Tactics Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
2. Special Tactics Memorial
2016 by the Air Force Special Operations Command.
 
Location. 30° 24.861′ N, 86° 42.027′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Oneal Avenue and Independence Road. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park just inside the main gate. Base access is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spooky (a few steps from this marker); C-47 Sky Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Joe Madison Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Airman First Class John Lee Levitow (within shouting distance of this marker); *A Grateful Nation Remembers* (within shouting distance of this marker); C-123 Provider (within shouting distance of this marker); Montagnard Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bird Air Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .  USAF Public Affairs article: "Nationís first special tactics memorial unveiled". (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
Memorial showing the USAF Pararescue & Special Operations Weather emblems. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
3. Memorial showing the USAF Pararescue & Special Operations Weather emblems.
Memorial showing the USAF Combat Control & the Tactical Air Control Party emblems. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
4. Memorial showing the USAF Combat Control & the Tactical Air Control Party emblems.
View of statue and Combat Control Team and Air Force Cross memorials. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
5. View of statue and Combat Control Team and Air Force Cross memorials.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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