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  • 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.
  • Special Tactics simulates chaos, combat in Estonian village

    Combat controllers sprint through the small, rustic village bearing plate carriers and radios, ducking behind buildings for cover, calling in coordinates and relaying information to the ground force commander. The citizens were imagined as enemy combatants, the village homes into targets for circling A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and the cobblestone streets
  • Lt. Gen. Brad Webb visits European Air Commandos

    The leader of Air Force Special Operations Command visited this week Air Commandos stationed here.Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AFSOC commander, regularly breaks away from the headquarters for an eyes-on appraisal of operations, Airmen and facilities.During this trip to RAF Mildenhall, the general spent time with aircraft maintainers on the flightline. He
  • Air Commandos land A-10s on Estonian highway

    Air Commandos landed U.S. Air Force aircraft on austere landing zones -- a.k.a. closed-off highways in Estonia -- during drills with the Maryland Air National Guard.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Special Operations Forces Train With Ukrainian Counterparts

    Across southern Ukraine, U.S. special operations forces trained with Ukrainian special operators and conventional U.S. and Ukrainian naval forces during Sea Breeze 2017.
  • 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
  • 193rd SOW earns Guard accident prevention award

    The 193rd Special Operations Wing won the 2016 William W. Spruance Safety Award for the most significant contribution to accident prevention.
  • 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
  • Joint HAHO jump at Talisman Saber 2017

    Air Commandos of the 353rd Special Operations Wing participated in a high-altitude high-opening parachute jump with U.S. Marines during Talisman Saber exercises.The jump from an MC-130J Commando II flown by the 17th Special Operations Squadron was over Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia. The training exercise conducted between