SOG Immersion Day

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  • By Airman 1st Class Carine Martin
  • 353rd Special Operations Group

The 353rd Special Operations Group held a SOG Immersion Day for our U.S. military partners on 9 October, 2019. SOG Immersion Day is an opportunity to build upon our relationships with the 18th Wing and other joint leaders in Okinawa.

“Immersion Day is an initiative to bring the other organizations we train with into the fold a bit on what the SOG’s priorities are,” said Major John Harvey, Chief of Training, 353 Special Operations Support Squadron.

Participants who attended the event met with SOG squadron leadership, learned more about our capabilities, and flew with the 17th Special Operations Squadron for a familiarization flight around Okinawa.

Building partnerships within the military community is crucial to accomplishing the SOG mission. As a tenant unit on Kadena Air Base, we rely on our military partners every day. Ensuring their understanding of our mission and capabilities results in improved interoperability.

“Special Operations missions rely on non-SOF support,” said Harvey. “We depend on our partners in Okinawa and bringing everyone together like this helps us learn from each other so that we can be effective.”