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17 SOS

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airman 1st Class Michael Mendes and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Wisnoski, both 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmasters, discuss final preparations shortly before takeoff aboard a 17th SOS MC-130P Combat Shadow here Nov. 5. The 17th lived up to its motto “No mission too demanding” on this flight by supporting a static-line jump for Marines and Soldiers, supporting a high altitude, low opening jump from 320th Special Tactics Squadron personnel, aerial refueling HH-60 helicopters and a providing a tactical familiarization flight for three Republic of Korea Air Force officers from the 255th Special Operations Squadron and Republic of Korea Air Force Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cram)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cram
VIRIN: 081105-F-3695C-103.JPG
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