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  • Ospreys land on USS Oak Hill

    Aircrews with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct deck landing qualifications on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). The 8th SOS conducts deck landings four to six times a year to ensure aircrews are qualified, current and ready to conduct global operations any time, any place.
  • Ospreys land at Duke Field's LHD for first time

    A CV-22 Osprey landed on the Landing Helicopter Deck at Duke Field, for the first time April 3. This was the first step in an effort to utilize the LHD as part of a pre-deployment requirement for CV-22 aircrew to be deck qualified. In previous years, members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and the 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit would travel
  • 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
  • KC-10 Extender refuels CV-22 Ospreys

    Two CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conduct an air-refueling mission with a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2016. The air-refuel mission marked the first time an 8th SOS aircraft has connected to a KC-10. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command
  • 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
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