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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
Four spouses sit on the ramp of an MC-130J Commando II during an orientation flight, May 26, 2017, during the 352d Special Operations Wing Spouses Appreciation Day on RAF Mildenhall, England. The flight flew to the White Cliffs of Dover. The orientation flights were provided to give spouses a greater understanding of the mission their Airmen support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho) 352nd SOW give insider's look on Spouse Appreciation Day
The 352nd Special Operations Wing held a Spouse Appreciation Day May 25, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, U.K. The mission for the day was to give spouses an insider’s look at the wing’s mission, express gratitude for their support and sacrifice and, of course, have fun.
0 6/01
2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nathan Rhoden, 352nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, poses for a photograph May 27, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Rhoden responded to a Microlight aircraft crash that he witnessed while performing maintenance on his private aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tenley Long/Released) 352nd SOW Airman performs heroic act to save a life
Superman, Batman and Spiderman are a few names that come to mind when asked who is a hero. For one man, that hero’s name is Nathan Rhoden. On February 27, 2016, like any normal day, a British student pilot was flying in a Microlight aircraft for the first time on his own at the Peterborough Conington Airfield, England. Then the unimaginable happened.
0 6/03
2016
Participants of the 352nd Special Operations Wing Spouses’ Day view an MC-130J Commando II static display May 26, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Equipment, weapons, vehicles and aircraft were on display to educate those in attendance of the wing’s capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony/Released) 352nd SOW Hosts Spouses' Day
Families of 352nd Special Operations Wing Airmen saw May 26 the equipment, vehicles and aircraft of the unit during a Spouses' Day event.
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2016
A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron participates in aerial intercept training with a Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet during an exercise April 13, 2016. Performing joint training exercises strengthen ties with allies to ensure mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor/Released) European Air Commandos exercise with allies
Two European-based MC-130J Commando II aircraft and Airmen of the 352nd Special Operations Wing flew during an exercise with the U.S. and Bulgarian navies and Swiss air force.
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2016
A U.S. Air Force Air Commando from the 352nd Special Operations Wing asks a simulated patient questions Feb. 11, 2016, during a routine training mission at RAF Sculthorpe in Norwich, England. During the mission, Air Commandos searched for simulated potential threats and rescued simulated injured personnel in the training area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony/Released) 352nd SOW Air Commandos clock in at dusk for night training
U.S. Air Force Air Commandos from the 352nd Special Operations Wing worked the 'night shift' during a routine training mission at RAF Sculthorpe in Norwich, England. Activities included fast-roping off a CV-22 Osprey, searching for simulated potential threats, exercising the battlefield treatment of simulated injured Airmen and evacuation.Training
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2016
U.S. Special Operations Command -- Europe operators don their parachutes and other gear before loading an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, to perform military free fall to their objective, the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7, 2015, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day. More than 60 SOCEUR operators performed the MFF jumps which were a small portion of the commemorative events which took place in strategic World War II sites throughout Normandy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stacia Zachary) 67th SOS offloads SOF over historic Normandy drop zone
In commemoration of the 71st anniversary of D-Day, two MC-130J Commando II aircraft from the 67th Special Operations Squadron transported more than 60 U.S. Special Operations Command – Europe operators to the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7, 2015. “We’re here today to commemorate the 71st anniversary of
0 6/09
2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kade Bollinger, 67th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II loadmaster, waves to a child holding an American flag as he perform his pre-flight checks prior to launching to perform military free fall personnel drops over the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7, 2015, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day. More than 60 SOCEUR operators performed the MFF jumps which were a small portion of the commemorative events which took place in strategic World War II sites throughout Normandy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stacia Zachary) D-Day revisited: An aerial perspective
The skies echoed with the sounds of yesterday. One could almost hear the whirr of the C-47 Dakotas intermingling with the steady hum of the MC-130J Commando II props. The memories of World War II aviators and paratroopers were palpable as current aircrew and U.S. Special Operations Command – Europe paratroopers prepared for the upcoming mission.
0 6/09
2015
Air Commandos from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron pull a Humvee during the Monster Mash April 10, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. A Monster Mash is a long-standing special tactics tradition which combines event designed to test strength, stamina and teamwork skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyla Gifford) Monster Mash challenges 321 STS Air Commandos
Air Commandos from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron participate in a challenge during the Monster Mash April 10, 2015 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The Monster Mash consisted of various events such as navigating across a “lava” pit, pulling a Humvee and a blind weapons assembly. The squadron broke into five teams and included combat controllers,
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2015
Members of the 321st Special Tactics Squadron fast rope out of a CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron March 25, 2015, at RAF Sculthorpe in Norfolk, England. The Special Tactics Air Commandos regularly train on how to infiltrate a potentially hostile area – through Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System or high-altitude, low-opening entries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stacia Zachary) 321st STS conducts jump, fast rope training
Members from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron performed fast rope and military free fall high-altitude, low-opening jumps from a CV-22B Osprey from the 7th Special Operations Squadron March 25, 2015, at RAF Sculthorpe in Norfolk, England. Both units regularly train to ensure they can rapidly deploy and conduct any mission requirement.
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2015
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