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15th SOS ensures Talon II’s global vigilance

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)

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)

Master Sgt. Gregory Dedicke, a special missions aviator with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks in an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Special missions aviators perform pre-flight inspections of aircraft, monitor engines and check other critical flight systems during flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Master Sgt. Gregory Dedicke, a special missions aviator with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks in an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Special missions aviators perform pre-flight inspections of aircraft, monitor engines and check other critical flight systems during flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Air transportation specialists with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron load pallets onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Air transportation specialists with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron load pallets onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron transport a container delivery system onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The container delivery system is the most commonly used method for the quick, aerial insertion of supplies for military operations ensuring global reach anytime, anyplace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron transport a container delivery system onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The container delivery system is the most commonly used method for the quick, aerial insertion of supplies for military operations ensuring global reach anytime, anyplace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron transport a container delivery system onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The container delivery system is the most commonly used method for the quick, aerial insertion of supplies for military operations ensuring global reach anytime, anyplace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron transport a container delivery system onto an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. The container delivery system is the most commonly used method for the quick, aerial insertion of supplies for military operations ensuring global reach anytime, anyplace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Staff Sgt. Tim Barnes, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, secures pallets on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers before and during flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Staff Sgt. Tim Barnes, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, secures pallets on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers before and during flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secure pallets on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers before and during flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Loadmasters with the 15th Special Operations Squadron secure pallets on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2017. Loadmasters are responsible for properly loading, securing and escorting cargo and passengers before and during flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- 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, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)