Tiny Air Commandos Invade Hurlburt

Air Force Special Operations Command recently hosted its first-ever “Bring Your Child to Work Day” at Hurlburt Field, Fla. “Everyday we drop our kids off at daycare and kiss them goodbye in the morning,” said event organizer Capt. Kristina Sawtelle in a July 9 Hurlburt release. She added, “This event takes the mystery out of what mommy and daddy do.” The honorary air commandos began their day with physical training by running in formation with their family members. From there, it was off to the headquarters building for a pancake breakfast. The kids then rotated between an AFSOC command brief, an air park tour, and a battlefield airman exhibit showcasing special tactics gear. “I really appreciate that the command takes an interest in the families and makes them a priority,” said SMSgt. Samel Brown, a security forces airman, who brought his five-year-old daughter Aniah to the June 29 event. (Hurlburt Field report by Rachel Arroyo)