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1st Special Operations Squadron

Index 1st Special Operations Squadron

The 1st Special Operations Squadron is part of the 353d Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan. [1]

59 relations: "V" device, Air Force Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Special Operations Command, Airdrop, Đồng Nai Province, Beechcraft Model 18, Bernard F. Fisher, Bien Hoa Air Base, Biggs Army Airfield, Clark Air Base, Close air support, Counter-insurgency, Curtiss P-36 Hawk, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, Douglas A-1 Skyraider, Douglas A-26 Invader, Douglas AC-47 Spooky, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, Douglas O-38, Eglin Air Force Base, Fourteenth Air Force, Gallantry Cross (Vietnam), George Air Force Base, Helio Courier, Kadena Air Base, Lockheed MC-130, Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior, Martin B-10, Maxwell Air Force Base, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Navy Base, Night vision device, Ninth Air Force, North American T-28 Trojan, Okinawa Prefecture, Operation Eagle Claw, Pacific Air Forces, Pleiku Air Base, Presidential Unit Citation (United States), Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw, South Vietnam Air Force, Special operations, Stinson L-13, Tactical Air Command, Twelfth Air Force, Twenty-Third Air Force, Typhoon Haiyan, Xépôn, 14th Flying Training Wing, ..., 18th Operations Group, 18th Wing, 1st Proving Ground Group, 2d Air Division, 34th Training Wing, 353d Special Operations Group, 3d Wing, 479th Tactical Training Wing, 56th Fighter Wing. Expand index (9 more) »

"V" device

A "V" device is a metal capital letter "V" with serifs which, when worn on certain decorations awarded by the United States Armed Forces, distinguishes an award for heroism or valor in combat instead of for meritorious service or achievement.

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Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award or (MUA) is a mid level unit award of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is one of the unit awards of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force Special Operations Command

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force.

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Airdrop

An airdrop is a type of airlift, developed during World War II to resupply otherwise inaccessible troops, who themselves may have been airborne forces.

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Đồng Nai Province

Đồng Nai is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam, located east and northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

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Beechcraft Model 18

The Beechcraft Model 18 (or "Twin Beech", as it is also known) is a 6- to 11-seat, twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas.

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Bernard F. Fisher

Bernard Francis "Bernie" Fisher (pronounced Bernerd) (January 11, 1927 – August 16, 2014) was a United States Air Force officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

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Bien Hoa Air Base

Bien Hoa Air Base is a Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) (Không quân Nhân dân Việt Nam) military airfield located in South-Central southern Vietnam about from Saigon near the city of Biên Hòa within Đồng Nai Province.

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Biggs Army Airfield

Biggs Army Airfield (formerly Biggs Air Force Base) is a United States Army military airport located on the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas.

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Clark Air Base

Clark Air Base is a Philippine Air Force base on Luzon Island in the Philippines, located west of Angeles, about northwest of Metro Manila.

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Close air support

In military tactics, close air support (CAS) is defined as air action such as air strikes by fixed or rotary-winged aircraft against hostile targets that are in close proximity to friendly forces and which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces and attacks with aerial bombs, glide bombs, missiles, rockets, aircraft cannons, machine guns, and even directed-energy weapons such as lasers.

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Counter-insurgency

A counter-insurgency or counterinsurgency (COIN) can be defined as "comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes".

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Curtiss P-36 Hawk

The Curtiss P-36 Hawk, also known as the Curtiss Hawk Model 75, is an American-designed and built fighter aircraft of the 1930s and 40s.

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938.

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De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft developed and manufactured by de Havilland Canada.

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Douglas A-1 Skyraider

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD) is an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s.

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Douglas A-26 Invader

The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948 and 1965) is an American twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft.

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Douglas AC-47 Spooky

The Douglas AC-47 Spooky (also nicknamed "Puff, the Magic Dragon") was the first in a series of gunships developed by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota (RAF designation) is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner.

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Douglas O-38

The Douglas O-38 was an observation airplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.

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Eglin Air Force Base

Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County.

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Fourteenth Air Force

The Fourteenth Air Force (14 AF; Air Forces Strategic) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).

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Gallantry Cross (Vietnam)

The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross also known as the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross or Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Anh Dũng Bội Tinh) is a military decoration of the former Government of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam).

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George Air Force Base

George Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base located within the city limits, 8 miles northwest, of central Victorville, California, about 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.

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Helio Courier

The Helio Courier is a cantilever high-wing light C/STOL utility aircraft designed in 1949.

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Kadena Air Base

, (IATA: DNA, ICAO: RODN) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Lockheed MC-130

The Lockheed MC-130 is the basic designation for a family of special mission aircraft operated by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), a wing of the Air Education and Training Command, and an AFSOC-gained wing of the Air Force Reserve Command.

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Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior

The Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior, more commonly known as the Lockheed 12 or L-12, is an eight-seat, six-passenger all-metal twin-engine transport aircraft of the late 1930s designed for use by small airlines, companies, and wealthy private individuals.

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Martin B-10

The Martin B-10 was the first all-metal monoplane bomber to be regularly used by the United States Army Air Corps, entering service in June 1934.

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Maxwell Air Force Base

Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force (USAF) installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

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Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Navy Base

The Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Navy Base (NKP), formerly Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, is a Royal Thai Navy facility used for riverine patrols along the Mekong River.

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Night vision device

A night vision device (NVD), also known as night optical/observation device (NOD) and night vision goggles (NVG), is an optoelectronic device that allows images to be produced in levels of light approaching total darkness.

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Ninth Air Force

The Ninth Air Force (9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC).

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North American T-28 Trojan

The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s.

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Okinawa Prefecture

is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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Operation Eagle Claw

Operation Eagle Claw, known as Operation Tabas (عملیات طبس) in Iran, was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy staff held captive at the Embassy of the United States, Tehran on 24 April 1980.

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Pacific Air Forces

Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force and is also the air component command of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).

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Pleiku Air Base

Pleiku Air Base is a former air force base in Vietnam.

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Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Uniformed services of the United States, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).

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Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw (company model number S-55) was a multi-purpose helicopter used by the United States Army and United States Air Force.

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South Vietnam Air Force

The South Vietnam Air Force (Vietnamese: Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa – KLVNCH), officially the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (sometimes Vietnam Air Force – VNAF) was the aerial branch of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces, the official military of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) from 1955 to 1975.

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Special operations

Special operations (S.O.) are military operations that are "special" or unconventional and carried out by dedicated special forces and other special operations forces units using unconventional methods and resources.

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Stinson L-13

The Stinson L-13 (sometimes known as the Grasshopper, like other aircraft of its type) was a US military utility aircraft first flown in 1945.

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Tactical Air Command

Tactical Air Command (TAC) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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Twelfth Air Force

The Twelfth Air Force (12 AF; Air Forces Southern, (AFSOUTH)) is a Numbered Air Force of the United States Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC).

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Twenty-Third Air Force

Twenty-Third Air Force (Air Forces Special Operations Forces) was a Numbered Air Force that was assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command.

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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded.

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Xépôn

Xépôn, also known as Tchepone and Sepon, is a village in the Sepone administrative district of Savannakhet Province in the country of Laos.

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14th Flying Training Wing

The 14th Flying Training Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

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18th Operations Group

The 18th Operations Group is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 18th Wing, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.

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18th Wing

The United States Air Force's 18th Wing is the host wing for Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan and is the Air Force's largest combat wing.

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1st Proving Ground Group

The 1st Proving Ground Group is a disbanded United States Army Air Forces unit.

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2d Air Division

The 2d Air Division (2d AD) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.

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34th Training Wing

The 34th Training Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force based at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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353d Special Operations Group

The 353d Special Operations Group (353 SOG) is an operational unit of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command.

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3d Wing

The 3d Wing is a unit of the United States Air Force, assigned to the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Eleventh Air Force.

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479th Tactical Training Wing

The 479th Tactical Training Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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56th Fighter Wing

The 56th Fighter Wing is a fighter wing in the United States Air Force.

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Redirects here:

1 SOS, 1st Air Commando Squadron, 1st Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor), 1st Special Operations Squadron (United States).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Special_Operations_Squadron

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