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Operation Rapid Forge 2019
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operators offload tactical vehicles from an MC-130J Commando II to conduct a forward arming and refueling point mission with USAFE aircraft during Operation Rapid Forge at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 16, 2019. Special Tactics is a U.S. Special Operation Command's tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force's special operations ground force, leading Global Access, Precision Strike, Personnel Recovery and Battlefield Surgery operations on the battlefield. The MC-130J Commando II, and aircrew, are able to execute refueling missions in austere, sensitive or hostile territories. Operation Rapid Forge involves NATO territories in order to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between U.S. allies and partners in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex)
U.S., Morrocan forces increase security capabilities together
Members of the Special Operations Forces of Morocco kneel ready for exfiltration training with a CV-22B, stationed with the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during Epic Guardian 19 near Agadir, Morocco on 30 April, 2019. The 352nd SOW supported bilateral training with African partners to strengthen relationships and combined capability. (U.S. Air Force Photo by 1st Lt. Kevyn Stinett)
AFSOC in two words: Humble Competence
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Smith, then command chief of AFSOC, are pictured together at a deployed location. Webb and Smith have commanded together at several assignments for more than six years. (Courtesy photo)
COMUSAFE visits 352 SOW Air Commandos at RAF Mildenhall
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa commander, receives a Forward Arming Refueling Point briefing from Senior Airman Tristian Wycuff, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, during a visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2019. During his visit, Harrigian discussed the importance and uniqueness of the only permanent air refueling mission in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)
COMUSAFE visits 352 SOW Air Commandos at RAF Mildenhall
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa commander, receives a Forward Arming Refueling Point briefing from Senior Airman Tristian Wycuff, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, during a visit to RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2019. During his visit, Harrigian discussed the importance and uniqueness of the only permanent air refueling mission in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena)
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A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, based out of RAF Mildenhall, England, drops a payload during the MC130J Rodeo competition July 10, 2019, at RAF Sculthorpe. MC-130J crews competed against each other to earn points in tasks such as payload drops, precision landings and vehicle infiltration/exfiltration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)
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Two U.S. Air Force loadmasters from the 67th Special Operations Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, watch as a payload deploys from the back of a MC-130J Commando II aircraft July 11, 2019, during the 67 SOS Strix Rodeo training. The loadmasters aimed to place the payload as close to a target as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

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July 25, 2019 | 0:38
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Operators assess, secure, open and secure airspace for a forward arming and refueling point mission from an MC-130J Commando II to two F-35A Lightening IIs and two F-15E Strike Eagles during Operation Rapid Forge at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, July 25, 2019. Special Tactics is a U.S. Special Operation Command's tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force's special operations ground force, leading Global Access, Precision Strike, Personnel Recovery and Battlefield Surgery operations on the battlefield. The MC-130J Commando II, and aircrew, are able to execute refueling missions in austere, sensitive or hostile territories. The Air Force’s newest operational 5th -generation fighter, the F-35A Lightening II, provides unmatched lethality, survivability and adaptability to the warfighter. Operation Rapid Forge involves NATO territories in order to enhance readiness and improve interoperability between U.S. allies and partners in Europe. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex)
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U.S. Air Force 7th Special Operations Squadron and ROU SOF conducted day and night fast rope infiltration and exfiltration operations (FRIES), and low-level flying. These capabilities are something ROU SOF are trained and skilled in; however, this was their first time conducting FRIES out of the CV-22B OSprey. #AFSOC #Osprey #352SOW #ROUSOF
Thank you to the U.S. Embassy Zagreb, for taking these sweet photos of our MC-130J Commando II. #AFSOC's 352nd Special Operation Wing, supported an evacuation exercise alongside the U.S. Embassy and Government of Croatia. Exercises like this #NEO enhance procedures and tactics to respond quickly to emerging crises and contingencies. The U.S. Air Force routinely conducts exercises in support of #NATO allies and partners. #WeareNATO #352SOW #MC130J #AirCommandos
Take a moment to watch Col. Brenda Cartier, AFSOC Director of Operations and Assessments, on the T.E.D. Salon stage during the recent #InternationalWomensDay!
Read about Air Force Special Operations Command's recent PR exercise in Croatia. Thanks to our #NATO partners and the 56th & 57th RQS out of Aviano Air Base for a challenging training event! #Croatia #67thSOS #AFSOC #MC130J #RAFMildenhall
We fight together, we grieve together... On Feb. 22, millions looked to the sky of Sheffield as #TonyGotAFlypast and the heroes of #MiAmigo were honored on the 75th anniversary of their crash. Two days later, a service was held to remember the crew... and a very special tribute was given back to our #UK partners who have kept the memory of our fallen #US heroes alive. Read the full story at www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/…/mi-amigo-flypast-memorial-servic…/. #MiAmigo75th #RememberTheTen RAF Lakenheath | RAF Mildenhall | U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | United States Air Force | U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Coverage of #MiAmigo75th continues to expand. Check out this piece made by CBS for our audiences back in the states. What an incredible memory!
On this 75th year anniversary, we honor “Mi Amigo” and the courage and sacrifices of those 10 U.S. Airmen that perished. Watch this breathtaking video and keep a look out for our MC130J and CV22! #Aircommandos #Proudlyserve #352SOW
We are excited and deeply humbled to be a part of this flyover for Tony and the city of Sheffield on February 22, watch this video and stay tuned as we remember and pay homage to the 10 US Airmen who perished on that fateful day in 1944, and honor the man who kept their tribute alive.
As we take this time to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, we want to say thank you to all our veterans and to the men and women who continue to serve our country. #MLKday #AirCommandos #honor #MLKdayofservice
After two months of training and planning, U.S. and Polish SOF executed a culmination exercise near Krakow last month. The training gives “...our Polish allies the ability to survey, secure, and control an austere airfield anywhere in Poland,” said the commander of the 321st Special Tactics Squadron. #AFSOC #USSOF #POLSOF #321STS
Happy Monday! We hope everyone had a memorable and healthy holiday season. Check out this story on a recent POTFF event. To sign up for more of these opportunities, and to learn how you can help or be helped, email 352sow.potff@us.af.mil https://www.dvidshub.net/news/306127/military-spouses-connect-during-holiday-season-through-potff-mindful-retreat
Rest In Peace. 🇺🇸 The 41st President, George H.W. Bush and World War II veteran, passed at the age of 94, Nov. 30. He served as the president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. His time and legacy in office and to our country will not be forgotten. Our deepest condolences to the Bush Family.
352 SOW would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to take care of your AFSOC family today. What are you most grateful for this year?
We hope everyone had a nice Veteran's Day! A special thank you to all the U.S. Airmen from RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath that participated in various remembrance ceremonies and parades across the United Kingdom this past weekend. Check out this great article from the 100th Air Refuelling Wing! https://www.dvidshub.net/news/299545/us-airmen-honor-100th-anniversary-wwi-remembrance-day-events

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