• Exercise Gryphon Thunder Showcases ACE Across the Pacific

    Fully-vaccinated members from 353rd Special Operations Wing deployed from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii, where they practiced establishing refueling capabilities, maintenance operations, and personnel/equipment drops alongside conventional Air Force partners and joint military partners in the Army,

  • 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

  • Cannon after dark: A night in photos

    "Any place, any time, anywhere" is the motto for Air Force Special Operations Command. Aircraft maintenance specialists work through the night to provide specialized airpower for our nation.

  • 17th Special Operations Squadron begins upgrade to MC-130J

    Kadena’s newest aircraft touched down here, Dec. 21, 2014, after a flight across the Pacific to its new home with the 353rd Special Operations Group.The MC-130J Commando II is replacing the retiring MC-130P Combat Shadow assigned to the 353rd SOG’s 17th Special Operations Squadron.“The Commando II