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Default Air Force Logo Raven Claw: The end is just the beginning for CAA students
Three times a year, the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron hosts a five-day culmination exercise in which combat aviation advisor students are put in “Palmetto Land,” a simulated partner nation, to teach and conduct missions at various locations on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Eglin Range, Fla., Duke Field, Fla., and Hurlburt
0 6/09
2017
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
A Soldier with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, holds a rope in preparation for fast-rope training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. An instructor with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office trained Soldiers on proper fast roping techniques for special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) 1st SOSS HAVE ACE hosts Army Special Forces
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, participate in 1st Special Operations Support Squadron HAVE ACE training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 17, 2017. The 1st SOSS Operations Support Joint office coordinates two-week long training programs for Army, Navy and Marine special operations forces
0 3/20
2017
Senior Airman John Nipp, an explosive ordnance disposal journeyman with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, checks his night-vision goggles before training at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 9, 2017. EOD Airmen cleared more than a mile of roadways and disabled several simulated caches of explosive ordnance during training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EOD Air Commandos conduct night training
Six explosive ordinance disposal Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron performed a three hour, explosive ordnance cache training at the Eglin Range, March 9. Simulated cache training is conducted quarterly to ensure Hurlburt’s EOD Airmen are ready to execute operations worldwide.The EOD specialists began their night
0 3/16
2017
A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during a training mission, Nov. 30, 2016. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Hurlburt CV-22 Ospreys conduct water training
Aircrew with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted a training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 30, 2016. Air Commandos conduct water training as a way to transform training and ensure readiness for global special operations. The Osprey combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover
0 12/05
2016
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. Aircrew with the 8th SOS conduct routine training flights to ensure their readiness to execute global special operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Osprey flight engineers ensure readiness
Air Commandos with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission on a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during a flight over Northwest Florida, Nov. 8, 2016. The CV-22 combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a
0 11/10
2016
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