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Anytime, Anywhere: Gryphon Pacific 20-1 challenges Special Operators
A pilot assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares an MC-130J Commando II for aerial refueling with 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)