Anytime, Anywhere: Gryphon Pacific 20-1 challenges Special Operators
A pilot from the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan, flying an MC-130J Commando II, performs refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Nov. 15, 2019, over the Pacific Ocean during Exercise Gryphon Pacific 20-1. Kadena AB is home to both the 353rd SOG and 18th Wing, which participated in the long-range expeditionary basing exercise. As the largest U.S. installation within the Asia-Pacific region, Team Kadena provides a forward power projection platform while employing lethal, agile, resilient forces for contingency operations throughout the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)