A U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operator marshals an MC-130J Commando II into place during a forward arming and refueling point mission as part of exercise Operation Rapid Forge at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 16, 2019. Special Tactics is a U.S. Special Operation Command's tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force's special operations ground force, leading Global Access, Precision Strike, Personnel Recovery and Battlefield Surgery operations on the battlefield. The MC-130J Commando II, and aircrew, are able to execute refueling missions in austere, sensitive or hostile territories. Operation Rapid Forge involves NATO territories in order to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between U.S. allies and partners in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex)
Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex
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