Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator receives instruction from 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron personnel prior to loading equipment and weapons onto a U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd Special Operations Group seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron personnel prepare the entire fleet of U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando IIs and MC-130H Combat Talon IIs during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd SOG seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmasters discuss the cargo load plan during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron personnel conduct system checks on the entire fleet of U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando IIs and MC-130H Combat Talon IIs during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd SOG seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron personnel prepare the entire fleet of U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando IIs and MC-130H Combat Talon IIs during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 353rd SOG increases SOF response time in real-world contingencies through readiness exercises and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron personnel stand proud and admire the hard work accomplished during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 353rd Special Operations Group increases SOF response time in real-world contingencies through readiness exercises and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron technician guides the U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando IIs and MC-130H Combat Talon IIs during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd SOG relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator prepares to load equipment and weapons onto a U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac

A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator loads equipment and weapons onto a U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster guides a U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator during the on-load of equipment and weapons during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd Special Operations Group seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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The entire fleet of U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando IIs and MC-130H Combat Talon IIs prepare to depart Kadena Air Base and relocate to Yokota Air Base during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017. The 353rd SOG increases SOF response time in real-world contingencies through readiness exercises and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster provides instruction to U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron and 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron personnel prior to loading onto a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd Special Operations Group seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron and 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron personnel load onto a U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron and 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron personnel load onto a U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd Special Operations Group seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron personnel monitor the loading of cargo onto a U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster monitors the loading of cargo onto a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft, equipment and essential personnel assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group relocated to Yokota Air Base during the typhoon evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

Pacific Commandos exercise readiness during typhoon evac
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The entire fleet of U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group MC-130J Commando IIs and MC-130H Combat Talon IIs depart Kadena Air Base and relocate to Yokota Air Base during a typhoon evacuation Sept. 12, 2017. Executing a contingency response exercise, the 353rd SOG seamlessly transitioned to a real-world typhoon evacuation in order to protect SOG assets and maintain SOF mission capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

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