DAGRE ensures force protection during Gryphon Pacific 20-1
A Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element Airman from the 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan, provides security outside an MC-130J Commando II during Exercise Gryphon Pacific 20-1, Nov. 15, 2019, on Wake Island, Wake Atoll. The DAGRE 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 Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)