Exercise Gryphon Pacific 20-1
Aircrew assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepare their MC-130J Commando II for aerial refueling with fellow Team Kadena members flying a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during Exercise Gryphon Pacific 20-1, Nov. 15, 2019, over the Pacific Ocean. The 909th ARS performed refueling operations for 353rd SOG aircraft in order to facilitate long range infiltration into Wake Island and Kwajalein Atoll. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)