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Anytime, Anywhere: Gryphon Pacific 20-1 challenges Special Operators
Airmen assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron jump from a 17th Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II during military freefall training at Kwajalein Atoll Nov. 16, 2019. The purpose of Gryphon Pacific was to exercise the 353d Special Operations Group’s ability to employ lethal, agile, resilient forces throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. Airmen hailing from 353rd SOG and 18th Wing conducted detailed planning and executed a complex mission with multiple tasks. The main focus of the exercise was to conduct long-range expeditionary basing operations within a high-threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)