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  • Honoring the fallen and healing the family

    On February 17th, 2002, an Army MH-47 helicopter crashed into the Sulu Sea while conducting counterterrorist operations in the Philippines, killing 10 people, one of which was Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II, a pararescueman with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron. Two years later a professional

  • Learning and leading in electronic warfare

    Every career field can have it’s highs and lows, and for some there’s much more to gain than just knowing how to do the job efficiently. Often, a job can shape someone both personally and professionally creating a unique perspective on their role.

  • POTFF hosts Marriage Care retreat for SOF Airmen and families

    Military life is full of stressors caused by deployments, frequent moves and a demanding work schedule that impacts the lives of Airmen and families in the 353rd Special Operations Group. The Preservation of the Force and Families (POTFF) staff addresses these pressures through tailored counseling

  • 353rd Special Operations Group wraps up Cobra Gold 2018

    Members of the U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Group participated in the 37th iteration of the annual Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 (CG18), which took place Feb. 3-23, 2018 at various locations throughout the Kingdom of Thailand.  The 353rd SOG trained side-by-side with their Royal Thai Air Force

  • Remembering the fallen

    Members of the 1st Special Operations Squadron visited the crash site of Stray 59 Feb. 26, to drop a wreath in honor for the eight aircrew members and 15 passengers who died there. The memorial flight has been flown by the 1st SOS every year since the crash 37 years ago. On Feb. 26, 1981, during the

  • Bilateral friendship jump at Cobra Gold 2018

    A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator jumps from a U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II during a bilateral friendship jump Feb. 22, 2018 at Thai Air Force Base Wing 2 in Lopburi, Thailand. Cobra Gold 2018 provided an opportunity for the 320th STS

  • Airmen bring charity to local Thai school

    A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator plays with Thai students from Sirijantaranmit School Lopburi during a community relations event Feb. 22, 2018, at Lopburi, Thailand. The military members demonstrated appreciation to the local community following Cobra Gold 2018 with a day of

  • 320th STS exercises water recovery operations with Thai partners

    A U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman performs military free fall operations from a U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations MC-130H Combat Talon II Feb. 16, 2018, at Chandy Range, Thailand. Executing airborne operations throughout Cobra Gold 2018, operators from the 320th STS

  • Bilateral airborne operations at Cobra Gold 2018

    U.S. Naval Special Warfare Group 1 Seal Team 3 operators perform military free fall operations from a U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II Feb. 15, 2018, at U-Tapao, Thailand. NSW Group 1 Seal Team 3 assisted Royal Thai Naval Special Warfare operators with airborne

  • Tactical medical response training at Cobra Gold 2018

    U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron aircrew and U.S. Air Force 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward air refueling point (FARP) technicians assist U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators transport patients involved in a simulated mass casualty scenario Feb. 14, 2018,