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CV-22 Osprey's from the 352d Special Operations Wing and HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 48th Fighter Wing flew together in a joint formation around southern England Aug. 31, 2017. This flight gave pilots of both units the ability to practice working together in different formations and to hone how they would act and react as a team. UK-based CV-22s fly in formation with HH-60s
CV-22 Ospreys from the 352nd Special Operations Wing and HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 48th Fighter Wing flew together in a joint formation around southern England Aug. 31, 2017. This flight gave pilots of both units the ability to practice working together in different formations and to hone how they would act and react as a team.
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2017
321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controllers simulating close air support missions in the town of Rakevere, Estonia, during a flying training deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Special Tactics simulates chaos, combat in Estonian village
Combat controllers sprint through the small, rustic village bearing plate carriers and radios, ducking behind buildings for cover, calling in coordinates and relaying information to the ground force commander. The citizens were imagined as enemy combatants, the village homes into targets for circling A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and the cobblestone streets
0 8/22
2017
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb visits RAF Mildenhall Lt. Gen. Brad Webb visits European Air Commandos
The leader of Air Force Special Operations Command visited this week Air Commandos stationed here.Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AFSOC commander, regularly breaks away from the headquarters for an eyes-on appraisal of operations, Airmen and facilities.During this trip to RAF Mildenhall, the general spent time with aircraft maintainers on the flightline. He
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2017
321 STS lands A-10's on highway in Estonia Air Commandos land A-10s on Estonian highway
Air Commandos landed U.S. Air Force aircraft on austere landing zones -- a.k.a. closed-off highways in Estonia -- during drills with the Maryland Air National Guard.
0 8/14
2017
A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II flies in dissimilar formation with a No. 37 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules July 19, 2017, over Queensland, Australia. Talisman Saber 2017 provided the opportunity at further developing interoperability with counterparts from the RAAF through daily airborne operations to include low-level formation work, forward air refueling point, and personnel and cargo airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) Air Commandos fly in dissimilar formation at Talisman Saber 2017
Elements of the 353rd Special Operations Group participated in Talisman Sabre exercises 'down under.' This includes flying in dissimilar formations over Queensland, Australia, with aircraft from participating nations.
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2017
U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command operators establish a security perimeter during a fast-rope training exercise from a CV-22 Osprey at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17, July 14, 2017. Special Operations Command Europe photo by Army Spc. Jeffery Lopez U.S. Special Operations Forces Train With Ukrainian Counterparts
Across southern Ukraine, U.S. special operations forces trained with Ukrainian special operators and conventional U.S. and Ukrainian naval forces during Sea Breeze 2017.
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2017
A U.S. Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) assigned to 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division loads onto a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group following a readiness drill, June 1, 2017 at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The tactical level exchanges and realistic scenario-based mission executed during the joint training exercise increased interoperability and partner capacity with between the U.S Air Force and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) Pacific joint partners team up to provide precision firepower
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group demonstrated a rapid infiltration capability June 1 during the execution of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) training drill at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  “The unique mission set in the Indo-Asia Pacific region requires continuous collaboration with military partners and
0 7/24
2017
Staff Sgt. Michael Harlow (right) and Senior Airman Lance McDonald, aerospace maintainers with the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown, Pennsylvania, ensure safety procedures are in place before inspecting an aircraft July 23, 2017. This aircraft inspection included a routine check of the No. 2 dry bay and the vertical boot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Sorber/Released) 193rd SOW earns Guard accident prevention award
The 193rd Special Operations Wing won the 2016 William W. Spruance Safety Award for the most significant contribution to accident prevention.
0 7/23
2017
Capt. Christopher Cadieux, a 146th Air Support Operations Squadron air liaison officer from Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, calls in coordinates during a training event at Razorback Range, Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center in Fort Smith, Ark., and Hog Military Operating Area, Mansfield, Ark., July 11, 2017. The close air support training event, called Sooner Strike, was coordinated by the 146 ASOS and enabled Airmen in the air and on the ground to share techniques and accomplish both mission qualification training and continuation training with several aircraft common to TACP missions. (U.S Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew M. LaMoreaux) Oklahoma Air National Guardsman participate in five-day close air support training event
More than 50 Airmen from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve wings participated in a five-day close air support training event at two Arkansas training areas, July 10-14, 2017.   Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialists from the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron coordinated the event known as Sooner Strike. The event allowed Airmen to
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2017
A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron jumpmaster signals the time prior to high altitude, high opening (HAHO) jump operations July 11, 2017, over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017. The 320th STS combat controllers and U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion operators infilled two days prior to the exercise’s massive tactical (MASS TAC) airdrop of 500 jumpers in order to establish the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) Joint HAHO jump at Talisman Saber 2017
Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Wing participated in a high-altitude high-opening parachute jump with U.S. Marines during Talisman Saber exercises.The jump from an MC-130J Commando II flown by the 17th Special Operations Squadron was over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia. The training exercise conducted between
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