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Thanks to the intuitiveness of an Air Commando at Cannon, AC-130W Stinger II pilots are able to ensure the right targets are identified properly and at a quicker rate in combat.
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Family and friends of Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II, unveil a highway sign during a ceremony dedicating a six-mile stretch of Highway 121 in honor of his namesake, in Greenville, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2017. McDaniel was part of a joint, special operations team who were infiltrating an island in Southern Philippines when the MH-47 Chinook helicopter he was in crashed into the Sulu Sea Feb. 22, 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) Ohio highway dedicated to SOF hero
Six miles of County Highway 121 near Greenville, Ohio, was dedicated Aug. 14 in honor of Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II, a Special Tactics pararescueman who was killed Feb, 22, 2002, in an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in the Philippines.
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Images from Foal Eagle 2017. Pacific Air Commandos support Foal Eagle 2017
Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Group worked with joint and combined partners during Foal Eagle 2017 exercises, which took place March 23 through April 10, 2017 at various locations throughout the Republic of Korea.
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Cadets from Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 010, University of Alabama, hosted their Spring 2017 Dining Out at the Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 6, 2017. The guest speaker was Col. Nathan Green, commander of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla., and a 1994 graduate of the program. (Courtesy photo) Trading places
A combat veteran and a senior leader in Air Force Special Operations Command made a trip home April 6 to provide insight on the command and share lessons learned spanning 23 years of service during the Reserve Officer Training Corps’ annual dining out here.Col. Nathan Green, commander of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, Hurlburt
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Jumpers from the Royal New Zealand Parachute Training and Support Unit load an MC-130H Combat Talon II June 20, 2016 at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland.  The jumpers were completing their initial parachutist training.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kristine Dreyer) Air Commandos complete exercise in New Zealand
Members from the 353rd Special Operations Group and the New Zealand Defense Force participated in Teak Net 16-1 exercise June 12-30 at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland, Whenuapai, New Zealand.
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Airman 1st Class Patrick Nunn, an airfield systems technician with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, pulls a circuit board for inspection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 17, 2016. Airfield systems technicians install, remove and maintain navigation and air traffic control ground-to-air radio systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOSS: Controlling the air from the ground
Collaboration among several 1st Special Operations Support Squadron elements create a safe environment for aircraft to fly.
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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.
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(From left to right) Air Force Col. Billy "Rusty" Napier, Marine Corps Master Sgt. John Mosser, and Marine Corps Col. Robert Coates, and Army Maj. Caesar Civitella, stand next to the Commando Hall of Honor display after they were inducted into the USSOCOM Commando Hall of Honor during a ceremony held at USSOCOM headquarters, on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 20. Not pictured, but inducted, is Army Maj. Thomas Powell who attended the ceremony via video teleconference. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence) Air Commando inducted into SOCOM Hall of Honor
Retired Col. Billy "Rusty" Napier was enshrined April 20, 2016, in the U.S. Special Operations Command Commando Hall of Fame. Napier spent 42 years in special operations as an Air Force officer or in corporate capacities. He is a noted Air Commando for his days flying AC-119 gunships and leading an AC-130H sortie into the Operation Just Cause invasion of Panama.
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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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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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