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Joint Airborne Operation a Success for 353rd SOG


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, HI (2Lt Jaclyn Pienkowski) – “One, two, three…five, six, seven…I see seven chutes,” said an Air Force combat controller with the 353rd Special Operations Group, radioing back to the aircrew in the MC-130J Commando II that all jumpers were accounted for. The jumpers followed the lowest man to the ground and in about seven minutes, one after …

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320th STS Airmen Execute Amphibious Training


KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (John Linzmeier) – Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron conducted an amphibious training operation along the West Coast of Okinawa Sept. 22 – 24 to refresh qualifications and retain proficiency in various special tactics skill sets. The training included day and nighttime helo-casting in cohesion with HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter support from the 33rd Rescue …

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320th STS PJ Remembered At Memorial Service


KADENA Air Base, Japan (Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer) – From a small special operations community a large group of people gathered to honor one man’s life. A memorial service was held Nov. 25 at Kadena Air Base for Tech. Sgt. Sean Barton, a pararescueman assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron who died Oct. 30 from injuries sustained after a …

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320th STS PJ Receives AFSA Pitsenbarger Award


KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer) – A special tactics Airman was awarded the 2013 Air Force Sergeants Association Pitsenbarger Award during a ceremony held Aug. 20,  in Jacksonville, Fla. Senior Airman Tristan Windle, a pararescueman with the 320th STS was recognized for his heroic actions while deployed in 2013 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “The special …

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STS Trains with SCAR Heavy Weapons

Soldiers fire SCAR Heavy weapons

FORT BENNING, GA (SGT Stephanie Woodson) – Airmen from the 17th Air Special Tactics Squadron and more than 33 soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted joint weapons training Jan. 22. The training focused on giving soldiers the opportunity to fire the Glock 19, Special Forces Combat Assault Rifle Heavy …

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