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MC-130H Combat Talon II aircrew preserves global readiness

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)

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)

Tech. Sgt. Sheldon Rodden, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, scans the horizon during a training mission on a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrops, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Tech. Sgt. Sheldon Rodden, a loadmaster with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, scans the horizon during a training mission on a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrops, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Lt. Col. Joshua Anderson, the director of staff with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, pilots a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Lt. Col. Joshua Anderson, the director of staff with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, pilots a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Lt. Col. Joshua Anderson, the director of staff with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, pilots a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Lt. Col. Joshua Anderson, the director of staff with the 15th Special Operations Squadron, pilots a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their combat mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 15th Special Operations Squadron completes flight logs during a training mission in a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A flight engineer with the 15th Special Operations Squadron completes flight logs during a training mission in a 15th SOS MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. Aircrew with the 15th SOS conducted personnel airdrop, low-level terrain flying and touch-and-go landings to ensure their mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An instructor with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office dons his helmet before jumping from a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. The 1st SOSS/OSJ facilitates special operations forces training to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An instructor with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office dons his helmet before jumping from a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. The 1st SOSS/OSJ facilitates special operations forces training to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Instructors with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office jump from a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above Northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. The 1st SOSS/OSJ facilitates special operations forces training to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Instructors with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron Operational Support Joint Office jump from a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above Northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. The 1st SOSS/OSJ facilitates special operations forces training to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- 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 hostile or denied territory anytime, anyplace.