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Staff Sgt. Alex Almarales, a special missions aviator with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, conducts preflight inspections of an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 17, 2017. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 4th SOS aircrew fire for readiness
Air Commandos with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conducted a live-fire training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at the Eglin Range, Fla., April 17. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. The AC-130U is equipped with a 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm and 105mm canons, and can take
0 4/18
2017
Staff Sgt. Tommy Dreher, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, instructs aircrew during water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. SERE specialists with the 1st SOSS instructed aircrew on three different required refresher trainings tri-annually to ensure aircrew are ready to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) SERE conducts water survival training
Aircrew members participated in water survival training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 14, 2017. Water survival training is required for aircrew tri-annually to maintain proficiency on skill sets such as canopy disentanglement, parachute drop and drag, and life raft boarding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
0 3/16
2017
Airman 1st Class Lawrence Gress, an explosive ordinance disposal journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, tests the .50 caliber blank rounds of an MK1 rocket wrench during EOD tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Mar. 6, 2017. The electrical detonation of the two .50-caliber blank rounds causes the rocket wrench to spin rapidly, removing the fuse attached to the ordnance in the process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EOD Air Commandos conduct tool training
Explosive ordinance disposal specialists with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron conduct EOD tool training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Mar. 6, 2017. EOD specialists conduct tool training to remain familiar with equipment and ensure readiness to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
0 3/07
2017
Senior Airman Ceiera Taylor, a dental technician with the 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron, prepares to take x-rays of a patient at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016. Taylor takes x-rays for the dentist as part of an annual check-up for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson/Released) 1 SODS keeps Air Commandos deployable
Senior Airman Ceiera Taylor, a dental technician with the 1st Special Operations Dental Squadron, prepares to take x-rays of a patient at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016. Taylor takes x-rays for the dentist as part of an annual check-up for patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson/Released)
0 10/05
2016
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