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  • Mass Casualty drill sharpens SOF medical response capabilities

    A U.S. Air Force Airman with the 353rd Special Operations Wing evaluates the injuries of a patient involved in a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives mass casualty drill at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 17, 2023. The operators were evaluated on their rapid action,

  • FARP tryouts test Airmen resolve

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lucas Berg, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels training and support supervisor, holds a 100 pound hose bundle overhead during tryouts for the Forward Area Refueling Point team at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2022. The Airmen were tasked with conducting a timed FARP

  • Day and Night, rain or shine: DAGREs fast rope into action

    U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element team members conducted fast-rope training with the 33rd Rescue squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 16, 2022. This training started with controlled fast roping operations in a rappel tower,

  • 1st SOS conducts Flight of the Flock

    Seven 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II aircraft conducted “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible.