Hurlburt Field maintainers prepare for Total Force Exercise 17-3

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
Aircrew and maintainers prepared an 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, loaded an individual storage unit, as well as other equipment necessary in preparation for Total Force Exercise 17-3 at Smyrna, Tn. This TFX is a joint forces training exercise that gives members of the 1st Special Operations Wing the opportunity to work in a joint capacity. MC-130H loadmasters make up less than one percent of the loadmaster career field and attend a specialized school for the aircraft after logging at least 500 hours on base-model C-130 aircraft.