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SECDEF visits RAF Mildenhall
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks with Col. William Freeman, 352d Special Operations Wing commander, and other wing leaders during a visit to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, June 25, 2020. The purpose of his visit was threefold: familiarization with the CV-22B Osprey platform, discuss COVID-19 response, and have a sit-down discussion with airmen on discrimination, racism and prejudice in the Air Force and the workplace. Secretary Esper engaged with air commandos who support and enable the AFSOC and SOCEUR objectives for readiness and strategic relationships in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn)
352d SOSS deploy Air Rapid Response Kit during readiness exercise
Operational Support Medical Airmen assigned to the 352d Special Operations Support Squadron evacuate a casualty mannequin during a readiness exercise near RAF Mildenhall, England, May 27, 2020. The 352d SOSS utilized the Air Force Special Operations Command’s Air Rapid Response Kit for the first time in the European theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)
Air Commandos keep deployed SOF members fit to fight through MRE delivery to Ukraine
A U.S. Air Force loadmaster assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing prepares to deliver over 16,000 lbs., of MRE’s to deployed special operations forces (SOF) members using the MC130J Commando II, May 15, 2020, in Kyiv, Ukraine during a re-supply. The delivery was part of the 352 SOW’s mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis.
U.S. Special Operations Command Force's conduct static load training
A U.S. Air Force loadmaster assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., guides a Combat Craft Assault (CCA) boat, assigned to a U.S. Naval Special Warfare unit (NSW), onto the ramp of an MC-130J Commando II, during static load training April 28, 2020, at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece. The event was part of the 352 SOWs training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force.
Lithuania, U.S. Air Force, Navy SOF members maintain readiness through air operations
Lithuanian, U.S. Air Force, Navy SOF members conduct an exfiltration from a CV22-B Osprey assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, March 25, 2020, near RAF Mildenhall, U.K., during a bilateral engagement. The training included infiltration/exfiltration with the CV-22 and a CASEVAC scenario. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena)


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U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, conduct a 352 SOSS readiness exercise on STANTA Range, Thetford, United Kingdom, Mar. 27 2020. The training encompassed D.A.G.R.E unit response, mission planning, SERE training, CASEVAC, TAAR and INFIL/EXFIL utilizing the 352d SOW's CV-22 Osprey and MC-130J Commando II. The exercise highlighted the use of the Air Rapid Response Kit, or ARRK, which is a highly mobile platform for the 352d SOW. The ARRK technology allows for a rapid employment capability to operate airpower throughout the SOCEUR theatre.

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In 1971 the United States Congress designated August 26 as, “Women’s Equality Day.” To commemorate this day RAF Mildenhall hosted Col. Carol Miller, 100th Mission Support Group Commander, Col. Michelle Estes, 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Group Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kathi Glascock, 100th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief, participated in a panel discussion, answering questions about lessons learned throughout their careers.
Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday for our annual Highland Games. A huge round of applause for the those behind the scenes who put everything together. 👏 #PSA If you attended the event and would like to access to the photos, please shoot an email to with your name (or sponsor’s name), squadron and duty position or check the 352 SOW POTFF page for link. See y’all next year! #HighlandGames #352SOW
Highland Games 2019 has officially kicked off! It’s not too late to come out, grab some grub and rep your squadron. Family and fur friends are welcome! PSA: Back gate (Beck Row) is closed until 1500.
Good morning Air Commandos! Who’s ready for a day filled with fun and excitement? Grab your family members and meet us at the Hardstand Fitness center! 🙌🥳 #HighlandGames #Resiliency #Family
RAF Mildenhall hosted a Diversity and Inclusion Day yesterday which featured information booths, demonstration booths and food tasting. The RAF Mildenhall Diversity & Inclusion Council promotes mutual respect, understanding, harmony, team work, pride and espirit de corps among all groups on base. #USAFE #USAF #RAFMildenhall
It’s official! #352SOW is IG ready. 😎👏 Follow us at @352sow to see featured videos and photos highlighting our #Aircommandos across Europe! #CV22B #MC130J
A huge round of applause for Lt. Col. Marty Weeks, as he wraps up his time as the 67th Special Operations Squadron commander. Thank you for your years of knowledge and commitment to our Air Commandos. 👏 👏👏 Please join us as we welcome Lt. Col. William Kelly, incoming commander of the 67th SOS. We look forward to your expert leadership and knowledge going forward. 👏👏👏 #AirCommandos #Ready #Professional
Key leaders from the 352nd Special Operations Wing hosted and honored our heritage with members of the Chindit Society Aug. 12, 2019 at RAF Mildenhall, UK. The Chindit Society was established in 2015 to carry forward the proud name of the Chindits – the jungle fighters, led by Major-General Orde Wingate, who fought two of the toughest campaigns of #WWII in Northern Burma. #HonoringThePastSecuringTheFuture #AirCommandos
Great work from our Air Commandos during #OperationRapidForge a couple weeks ago as Air Force Special Operations Command's #SpecialTactics troops worked with 4th and 5th gen aircraft during the Dynamic Force Employment operation, showcasing the #flexible & #dynamic way of responding quickly and unpredictably to any threat or crises, increasing our #lethality & #readiness. #AFSOC #NATO #AirCommandos #WeAreNATO
🇺🇸 | U.S. Embassy Tirana’s Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones and Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhacka toured Air Force Special Operations Command’s MC-130J aircraft, which are part of the United States Air Force’s 352nd Special Operations Wing training mission at Rinas Airfield in Tirana. This mission is another example of the strong alliance between Albania and the U.S. as #NATO allies. #WeAreNATO
SOW Families: POTFF will be hosting various movie events at the Mildenhall Base Theatre this week. Each attendee will receive a free drink and popcorn. Bring the kiddos for some quality time on us! Check out the flyer below for more information.
170,000 attendees. 245 aircraft representing 25 nations. 48 international air chiefs. #RIAT19 was a big deal for the more than 220 U.S. servicemen and women who particpated. In honor of the 70th anniversary of #NATO, our partners at the 501st Combat Support Wing asked some of them about it - and about how it felt to be part of the strongest alliance in history. #WeAreNATO #70YearsStrong #AirTattoo
Thank you for your time and commitment to the men and women of the 352d Special Operations Maintenance Group, Col Mark O'Reilly. We wish you and your family safe travels as you move on to your next assignment. Please give a warm welcome to Col Michelle Estes who assumed command of the 352d SOMXG today. We look forward to your expert leadership and extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance going forward. #AirCommandos #352SOW #Readiness
The 67th Special Operations Squadron recently conducted an MC130J Rodeo. Read more about how our #AirCommandos enhance teamwork skills between the unit members and increase #Readiness. Any time, Any place! #352SOW #MC130J #AFSOC
“The world is ever-evolving right now, and as a premier fighting force, we must all be prepared to meet any new challenges that come our way,” said U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander. “The training our men and women receive sends a message to our adversaries that we mean business. Our ability to win the fight is heightened by strengthening our partnerships through various exercises and a shared common goal.” #AFSOC #USAFE #AirCommandos #352SOW #Readiness
352nd SOW leaders were honored to represent all Air Commandos at the Chindit Society’s 75th Anniversary event in Berskshire, UK, last weekend. We honor those footsteps we follow by remaining postured and ready to face a dynamic regional security environment. We thank those who demonstrated selfless service and sacrifice, and are proud to commemorate your actions today. #HonoringThePastSecuringTheFuture #EUCOMWWII75 #KnowYourMil @DeptofDefense
Read Lt. Gen. Brad Webb’s final piece, "AFSOC in two words: Humble Competence." Thank you so much for everything you have done for our command throughout the years. Air Education and Training Command will be lucky to have you, sir! You will be greatly missed. #AFSOC #AirCommandos #Humble #Competence
Thank you for your years of service and leadership to our Air Commandos, Col Smith. It’s been a pleasure, and you will be greatly missed. Please help us welcome from the Air Force Special Operations Command family to our own, Col Freeman, the incoming commander for the 352nd Special Operations Wing. #AirCommandos #AFSOC #RAFMildenhall
As promised, here is more from our #DDay75 aerial tribute to the brave heroes of #WWII. Thank you to our partners at RAF Lakenheath for putting this together! Air Force Special Operations Command U.S. European Command (EUCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) U.S. Army Europe
Here’s a sweet video of our #MC130 and #CV22B seamless formation over #Carentan, in honor of #DDay75 airborne operations today! Stay tuned for more. #Aircommandos Air Force Special Operations Command

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