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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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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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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
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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
Senior Airman Darnell Ward, 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, calibrates the automatic control valve on the fuel line at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,July 8, 2017. The fuel line controls the pressure and rate at which fuel is transferred from the storage tanks to vehicles which service aircraft arriving and departing the base. The tests ensure there is no damage to aircraft or refueling vehicles due to tanks being over pressurized. (Air Force photo/Lt. Col. James R. Wilson) 919th Civil Engineers: More than meets the eye
Civil engineers encompass a wide range of jobs that are critical to maintaining military installations and ensuring the mission is completed, both at home and abroad. Members of the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron are a group of hard-working individuals who are anything but typical. Maj. Austin Lovejoy, 919th SOCES commander,
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Ms. Candy Green, U.S. Embassy New Zealand’s Chargé d'Affaires, meets with 1st Special Operation Squadron aircrew during a visit, April 20, 2017 at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Woodbourne, New Zealand. The U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires came down during Exercise Teak Net to observe first-hand the training being conducted with RNZAF partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait) 353rd SOG & 40th SQDN host USEMB New Zealand
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group and Royal New Zealand Air Force 40th Squadron showcased the military cooperation efforts between the U.S. and New Zealand militaries during a visit by U.S. Embassy New Zealand’s Chargé d'Affaires and staffers, April 19-20, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand.“One thing I’ve learned and pleased to
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A U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II flies in formation with a Royal New Zealand Air Force 40th Squadron C-130, April 22, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand. Executing airborne operations throughout Exercise Teak Net, the formation flight symbolized the strength of a partnership that has evolved over the years. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Capt. Kevin Knutson) 353rd SOG and RNZAF increase partnership capacity
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group increased military cooperation with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during the fourth iteration of Exercise Teak Net, which took place April 15-18, 2017 at RNZAF Base Auckland and April 18-28, 2017 at RNZAF Base Woodbourne, New Zealand.“The military cooperation between the U.S. and New Zealand
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A pilot from the 20th Special Operations Squadron received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic actions taken during a rescue operation.
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An Air Force Special Tactics Airman with the 24th Special Operations Wing rappels into the Al Biadia Cave Complex during a personnel rescue mission for Eager Lion May 13, 2017, in Mafraq Province, Jordan. Special Tactics teams have the ability to conduct personnel recovery missions, from rapid mission planning to technical rescue, treatment and exfiltration. With in-depth medical and rescue expertise, along with their deployment capabilities, ST Airmen are able to perform rescue missions in the world's most remote areas.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) US Air Force Special Tactics trains to lead, build partnership in Jordan
Airmen of the 24th Special Tactics Wing trained alongside Jordanian and Italian special forces during Eager Lion 2017, an annual U.S. Central Command exercise in Jordan. For Special Tactics Airmen, the training won’t stop with Eager Lion. Repetitions, like this exercise, are essential for developing Airmen to contribute to the joint fight as they lead and execute ground missions.
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Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, left, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, and Col. Nathan Green, right, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center,  furl the AFSOAWC flag during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, May 10, 2017. An organizational banner is ceremoniously furled to designate a unit’s inactivation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 492nd SOW activation completes circle of Air Commando history
World War II's renowned Carpetbagger unit returned to active service as the 492nd Special Operations Wing during a ceremony May 10, 2017, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. This activation links a storied past to AFSOC's exciting future.
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