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Anytime, Anywhere: Gryphon Pacific 20-1 challenges Special Operators
Forward Area Refueling Point Airmen temporarily assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element team members, exit an MC-130J Commando II aircraft while supporting the 353rd Special Operations Group, during Exercise Gryphon Pacific 20-1, Nov. 15, 2019. The DAGRE and FARP operations are an essential part of the expeditionary basing concept. Special operators are able to go anywhere and establish an airfield in order to bring in forces, refuel, rearm, and continue the mission wherever it’s needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)