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Profile: 352nd Special Operations Group

352nd Special Operations Group insignia.

The 352nd Special Operations Group is an essential part of the Air Force Special Operations Command based at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom. The group has over 700 Air Force personnel assigned, as well as nearly 50 personnel attached/associated as members of Joint Special Operations Air Component-Europe and Detachment 2, 25th Intelligence Squadron. The group is the only Air Force special operations unit in European Command.  Mission Under the operational control of Special Operations Command Europe, the 352nd SOG plans and executes specialized and contingency operations using advanced aircraft, tactics and air refueling techniques ... more

95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne)

95th Civil Affairs Brigade water parajump practice.

95th Civil Affairs Brigade Soldiers enable military commanders and U.S. Ambassadors to improve relationships with various stakeholders in a local area to meet the objectives of the U.S. government. 95th Civil Affairs Brigade teams work with U.S. Department of State country teams, government and nongovernmental organizations at all levels and with local populations in peaceful, contingency and hostile environments. 95th Civil Affairs Brigade units can rapidly deploy to remote areas with small villages, as well as to larger population centers around the world. They help host nations assess the needs of an area, bring together local and n... more

Profile: 919th Special Operations Wing

23rd Special Tactics training.

The 919th Special Operations Wing, located at Eglin Air Force Base Field 3 (Duke Field), Fla., is the only special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve. The 919th SOW is a subordinate unit of 10th Air Force headquartered at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, and the Air Force Reserve Command, with headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. In wartime or a contingency, the wing reports to Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., its gaining major command.  MISSION  The 919th SOW, in a classic association with the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center, provides operations and maintena... more

Marine Special Operations Support Group

MSOSG Training, photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle McNally.

The Marine Special Operations Support Group trains, equips, structures, and provides specially qualified Marine forces, including operational logistics, intelligence, multipurpose canines, Firepower Control Teams and communications support in order to sustain worldwide special operations missions as directed by Commander, U.S.Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (COMMARFORSOC). MSOSG continues to contribute directly to MARSOC's overseas contingency operations, conducting missions in more than 18 different countries in four Geographic Component Commands – U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Pacific Command and... more

Profile: 5th Special Forces Group

Col. Christopher Conner 5th Special Forces Group

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) derives its lineage from two units of World War II fame --The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the First Special Service Force ("The Devils Brigade"). The OSS was formed in 1941 to collect intelligence and wage secret operations behind enemy lines. Small teams of OSS operatives parachuted behind enemy lines in both Europe and Asia to lead partisans against the Axis Forces. From these guerrilla operations came the nucleus of men and techniques that would form the Special Forces Regiment.     The First Special Service Forces was a combined Canadian-American Force constituted July 5, 1942, in the... more

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