Fact Sheet Display

353rd Special Operations Group

The 353rd Special Operations Group is an element of the Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field , Fla. The 750 Airmen of the group are organized into three flying squadrons, a maintenance squadron, a special tactics squadron and an operations support squadron. Five of the squadrons are located on Kadena, while the 31st Special Operations Squadron is located at Osan Air Base, South Korea . The flying squadrons operate three separate and uniquely different airframes: the MC-130P Combat Shadow, MC-130H Combat Talon II and, at Osan, the MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter.