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The 3d Special Operations Squadron flies MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft and is currently located at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The squadron is under the command of the Air Force Special Operations Command. [1]

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"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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Aeronca L-3

The Aeronca L-3 group of observation and liaison aircraft were used by the United States Army Air Corps in World War II.

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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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Alachua Army Air Field

Alachua Army Airfield, was a World War II United States Army Air Force airfield, located northeast of Gainesville, Florida.

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Anti-aircraft warfare

Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).

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Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics

The Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics (known as AAFSAT) was a major command of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Bell P-39 Airacobra

The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II.

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Blythe Airport

Blythe Airport is seven miles west of Blythe, in Riverside County, California.

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Boeing B-47 Stratojet

The Boeing B-47 Stratojet (company Model 450) is an American long range, six-engine, turbojet-powered strategic bomber designed to fly at high subsonic speed and at high altitude to avoid enemy interceptor aircraft.

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Brooks City-Base

Brooks is a mixed-use development that was founded on the former Brooks Air Force Base when the United States Air Force closed the facility in 2002.

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Camp O'Donnell

Camp O'Donnell was a Prisoner of War (POW) camp for Filipino and American soldiers captured by Japan during its successful invasion of the Philippines in World War II.

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Cannon Air Force Base

Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base, located approximately southwest of Clovis, New Mexico.

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Chailly-en-Brie

Chailly-en-Brie is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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Coincy Aerodrome

Coincy Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Colombey-les-Belles Aerodrome

Colombey-les-Belles Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France used by the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force.

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Curtiss O-52 Owl

The Curtiss O-52 "Owl" was an observation aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps before and during World War II.

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Desert Training Center

The Desert Training Center (DTC), also known as California-Arizona Maneuver Area (CAMA), was a World War II training facility established in the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert, largely in Southern California and Western Arizona in 1942.

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Douglas A-20 Havoc

The Douglas A-20 Havoc (company designation DB-7) is a United States attack, light bomber, intruder, and reconnaissance aircraft of World War II.

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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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Ferme de Moras Aerodrome

Ferme de Moras Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss is a United States Army post in the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas, with its headquarters located in El Paso, Texas.

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Fort Sam Houston

Fort Sam Houston is a U.S. Army post in San Antonio, Texas.

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Francheville Aerodrome

Francheville Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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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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Garden City, New York

Garden City is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York, United States, in the town of Hempstead.

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General Atomics MQ-1 Predator

The General Atomics MQ-1 Predator is an American remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) built by General Atomics that was used primarily by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force (USAF).

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I Corps (United States)

I Corps "America's Corps" is a corps of the United States Army headquartered in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

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I Corps Observation Group

The I Corps Observation Group was an Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I as part of the Air Service, First United States Army.

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I Tactical Air Division

The I Tactical Air Division is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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Igarka

Igarka (Ига́рка) is a town in Turukhansky District of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located north of the Arctic Circle.

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II Air Support Command

The II Air Support Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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III Reconnaissance Command

The III Reconnaissance Command was a United States Army Air Forces unit.

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John Levitow

John Lee Levitow (November 1, 1945 – November 8, 2000) was a United States Air Force (USAF) Loadmaster who received the Medal of Honor for exceptional heroism during wartime.

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Julvécourt Aerodrome

Julvécourt Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Kelly Field Annex

Kelly Field Annex (formerly Kelly Air Force Base) is a United States Air Force facility located in San Antonio, Texas.

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Keystone Army Air Field

Keystone Army Airfield, was a World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield, located north-northwest of Keystone Heights, Florida.

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Langley Air Force Base

Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lizy-sur-Ourcq

Lizy-sur-Ourcq is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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Nellis Air Force Base

Nellis Air Force Base ("Nellis" colloq.) is a United States Air Force installation in southern Nevada with military schools and more squadrons than any other USAF base.

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Nha Trang Air Base

Nha Trang Air Base (also known as Camp McDermott Airfield and Long Van Airfield) was a French Air Force, Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF), United States Air Force (USAF) and Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) (Khong Quan Nhan Dan Viet Nam) military airfield used during the Vietnam War.

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North American O-47

The North American O-47 is an observation fixed-wing aircraft monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.

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Orlando Executive Airport

Orlando Executive Airport is a public airport three miles (6 km) east of downtown Orlando, in Orange County, Florida.

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Orlando Fighter Wing

The Orlando Fighter Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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Ourches Aerodrome

Ourches Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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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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Piper J-3 Cub

The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft.

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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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Remicourt Aerodrome

Remicourt Aerodrome was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base

Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (1942–present) is an Air National Guard facility of the Ohio Air National Guard located near Lockbourne in southern Franklin County.

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Saints Aerodrome

Saints Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Second Air Force

The Second Air Force (2 AF; 2d Air Force in 1942) is a USAF numbered air force responsible for conducting basic military and technical training for Air Force enlisted members and non-flying officers.

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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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Squadron (aviation)

A squadron in air force, army aviation, or naval aviation is a unit comprising a number of military aircraft and their aircrews, usually of the same type, typically with 12 to 24 aircraft, sometimes divided into three or four flights, depending on aircraft type and air force.

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Stinson L-1 Vigilant

The Stinson L-1 Vigilant (company designation Model 74) was a 1940s American light observation aircraft built by the Stinson Aircraft Company at Wayne, Michigan (by November 1940 a division of Vultee Aircraft Corporation).

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Strategic Air Command

Strategic Air Command (SAC) was both a Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command (MAJCOM), responsible for Cold War command and control of two of the three components of the U.S. military's strategic nuclear strike forces, the so-called "nuclear triad," with SAC having control of land-based strategic bomber aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs (the third leg of the triad being submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) of the U.S. Navy).

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Taylorcraft L-2

The Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper is an American observation and liaison aircraft built by Taylorcraft for the United States Army Air Forces in World War II.

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Thule Air Base

Thule Air Base, or Thule Air Base/Pituffik Airport, is the United States Air Force's northernmost base, located north of the Arctic Circle and from the North Pole on the northwest side of the island of Greenland.

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Unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Vavincourt Aerodrome

Vavincourt Aerodrome, was a temporary World War I airfield in France.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The War in Afghanistan (or the U.S. War in Afghanistan; code named Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2001–2014) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present)) followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of October 7, 2001.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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10th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

The 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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12th Observation Group

The 12th Reconnaissance Group is a disbanded United States Air Force unit.

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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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14th Weapons Squadron

The 14th Weapons Squadron is a United States Air Force unit.

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1st Bombardment Wing

The 1st Bombardment Wing is a disbanded United States Army Air Force unit.

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1st Cavalry Division (United States)

The 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team") is a combined arms division and is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army.

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26th Information Operations Wing

The 26th Information Operations Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit.

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2nd Infantry Division (United States)

The 2nd Infantry Division ("Indianhead"; "2ID," "2nd ID", or "Second D") is a formation of the United States Army.

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3d Operations Group

The 3d Operations Group is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 3d Wing.

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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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432d Wing

The 432d Wing is a United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Combat Command, stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

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7th Operations Group

The 7th Operations Group is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 7th Bomb Wing, stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3d_Special_Operations_Squadron

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