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An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron taxis down a runway for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7, 2017. The MC-130H is equipped to provide in-flight refueling for special operations forces aircraft and combat search and rescue helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Yates) 15th SOS maintains MC-130H Combat Talon II combat readiness
An MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron takes off for a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 7. Aircrew with the 15th SOS train to be able to operate the MC-130H in missions like providing infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces, and can perform equipment resupply missions to hostile
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2017
Junior ROTC cadets sprint toward a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits as part of a JROTC familiarization flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) JROTC cadets fly in Osprey & Combat Talon II
From June 26-30, more than 55 JROTC cadets from nearby high schools visited Hurlburt Field for Summer Leadership School - a course designed to teach cadets leadership, confidence and other traits associated with military life. The cadets flew in a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II and an 8th SOS CV-22 Osprey as part of a
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2017
The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory anytime, anyplace. A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II crew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew preserves global readiness
A 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew executed a personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 28, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in
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2017
Air Commandos attend the Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 23, 2017. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted hostage-rescue mission in 1980 that resulted in five, 8th Special Operations Squadron Airmen and three Marines sacrificing their lives when two of the involved aircraft collided at the Desert One staging site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony
Team Hurlburt gathered together to remember Operation Eagle Claw at a memorial ceremony June 23, and pay tribute to the five Air Commandos assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron and three Marines who lost their lives during the mission.
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2017
Master Sgts. Gregory Dedicke, left, and Clayton Slater, special missions aviators with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, conduct pre-flight checks in an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Pre-flight inspections are accomplished to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission and ensure aircraft are ready to execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 15th SOS ensures Talon II’s global vigilance
Aircrew with the 15th Special Operations Squadron perform pre-flight checks and load pallets onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II here, April 7. Pre-flight inspections are done to check for any issues that may interfere with the flight mission and ensure aircraft are ready to execute operations. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration,
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2017
Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 15th SOS hosts change of command
Air Commandos attend the 15th Special Operations Squadron Change of Command ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2017. Lt. Col. Michael Haack took command of the 15th SOS from Lt. Col. Jason Allen. Haack previously served as the operations officer of the 15th SOS.
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Tech. Sgt. Vince Telmanik, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, sits on the ramp of an MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft during routine low-level flying training, part of Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2016. Olympus Archers focus is to maximize training opportunities for more than 230 Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing with an emphasis on medical operations in conjunction with flying operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Air Commandos fly low, drop cargo
Tech. Sgt. Vince Telmanik, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, sits on the ramp of an MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft during routine low-level flying training, part of Task Force Exercise Olympus Archer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2016. Olympus Archers focus is to maximize training opportunities for more
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2016
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