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  • 320th STS conducts military free fall with Thai partners

    Royal Thai Air Force 3rd Special Operations Regiment operators sit in the back of a U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II prior to military free fall operations Feb. 14, 2018, at Chandy Range, Thailand. Executing airborne operations throughout Cobra Gold 2018,

  • 1st SOS conducts FARP operations during Cobra Gold 2018

    U.S. Air Force 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point (FARP) technicians and 1st Special Operations Squadron loadmasters perform FARP operations with a U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Aviation Wing UH-1 Huey Feb. 14, 2018, at Chandy Range, Thailand. The 353rd Special Operations

  • 1st SOS conducts air intercept training with Thai partners

    A U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations Squadron aircraft commander flies the U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II during low-level air intercept (AI) training with two Royal Thai Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcons from the 403rd Tactical Fighter Squadron Feb. 14, 2018, at U-Tapao Naval Station,

  • SECAF visits the 353rd Special Operations Group

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson listens to U.S. Air Force Col. Kenneth McAdams, 353rd Special Operations Group deputy commander deliver a mission briefing Feb. 1, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. SECAF learned about the 353rd SOG’s mission, capabilities and expanding scope of activities in

  • Aircrew conduct in-flight training with protective gear

    A U.S. Air Force 17th Special Operations Squadron pilot executes in-flight training with aircrew eye and respiratory protection system (AERPS) equipment Jan. 31, 2018, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Aircrew took turns donning equipment in-flight, while the remainder of the crew monitored them as a

  • 353rd SOMXS practices aircraft launch and recovery in protective gear

    A U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron Airman reviews chemical and biological decontamination procedures for a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II during Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) training Jan. 25, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The routine training educated

  • USTRANSCOM command senior enlisted leader visits the 353rd SOG

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, command senior enlisted leader of U.S. Transportation Command, engages with Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group during a tour Jan. 26, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Caruso toured facilities and interacted with Airmen during his 2-day

  • Tactical vehicle training saves lives

    U.S. Air Force 320th Special Tactics Squadron Airmen practice maneuvering all-terrain vehicles during the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Tactical Vehicle (TACV) Chief Instructor (CI) Course Jan. 18, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training provided by the TACV CI Course decreases

  • Mass casualty training bolsters SOF medical response

    U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Operations Support Medicine (OSM) independent duty medical technicians (IDMTs) and flight doctor evaluate the medical response provided by 320th Special Tactics Squadron operators during a simulated mass casualty scenario Jan. 9, 2018, at

  • 353rd SOMXS conducts ATSO

    U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron Airmen don protective gear during Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) training Jan. 8, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 353rd SOMXS Airmen practiced the recovery and decontamination of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II with