List of United States Air Force special operations squadrons

Summary

This is a list of United States Air Force special operations squadrons. It covers aerial units assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command in the United States Air Force.

Special Operations Squadrons

Squadron Shield Location Nickname Aircraft Notes
1st Special Operations Squadron
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Kadena AB MC-130H Combat Talon II[1] Switching to Commando II in 2020
2d Special Operations Squadron Hurlburt Field MQ-9 Reaper 1 March 2009[2]
3d Special Operations Squadron
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Cannon AFB MQ-9 Reaper[3]
4th Special Operations Squadron
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Hurlburt Field "Ghost Riders" AC-130U Spooky[4]
5th Special Operations Squadron
5th Special Operations Squadron.jpg
Eglin AFB MC-130E Combat Talon I[5]
6th Special Operations Squadron
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Hurlburt Field UH-1H, UH-1N, Mil Mi-8, Mil Mi-17[6]
7th Special Operations Squadron
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RAF Mildenhall "Air Commandos" MC-130H Combat Talon II[7]
8th Special Operations Squadron
8th Special Operations Squadron.svg
Hurlburt Field "Black Birds" CV-22 Osprey[8]
9th Special Operations Squadron
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Eglin AFB "Night Wings" MC-130P[9]
12th Special Operations Squadron
12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron emblem.jpg
Bien Hoa Air Base, Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam UC-123B, UC-123K
15th Special Operations Squadron
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Hurlburt Field "Global Eagles" MC-130H Combat Talon II[10]
16th Special Operations Squadron
16th Special Operations Squadron.jpg
Cannon AFB "Spectre" AC-130H Spectre[11]AC-130W
17th Special Operations Squadron
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Kadena AB "Shadow" MC-130J Commando II[1]
18th Special Operations Squadron Phan Rang AB AC-119K Stinger 31 December 1972
19th Special Operations Squadron
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Hurlburt Field AC-130, MC-130[12]
20th Special Operations Squadron
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Cannon AFB "Green Hornets"
21st Special Operations Squadron
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RAF Mildenhall "Dust Devils" MH-53J/M Pave Low[7] 9 October 2007[13]
22d Special Operations Squadron Nahkon Phanom RTAFB "Zorro" A-1E/G/H/J Skyraider 1970
31st Special Operations Squadron Osan AB MH-53 Pave Low 31 August 2001
33d Special Operations Squadron Cannon AFB MQ-9 Reaper
34th Special Operations Squadron Hurlburt Field U-28A
55th Special Operations Squadron
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Hurlburt Field "Night Hawks" MH-60G Pave Hawk 16 September 1999[14]
67th Special Operations Squadron
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RAF Mildenhall "Night Owls" C-130E Hercules, MC-130P Combat Shadow[7]
71st Special Operations Squadron
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Kirtland AFB CV-22 Osprey[15]
73d Special Operations Squadron
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Cannon AFB AC-130W[3]
90th Special Operations Squadron Nha Trang AB 8 July 1973
193d Special Operations Squadron
193 Special Operations Squadron emblem.svg
Pennsylvania ANG "Quiet Professionals" EC-130J Commando Solo
309th Special Operations Squadron Phan Rang AB C-123B/K
310th Special Operations Squadron Phan Rang AB C-123B/K
311th Special Operations Squadron Phan Rang AB C-123B/K
318th Special Operations Squadron 318th Special Operations Sq.jpg Cannon AFB PC-12[3]
319th Special Operations Squadron
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Hurlburt Field U-28A[16]
415th Special Operations Squadron
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Kirtland AFB MC-130J Commando II, HC-130J Combat King II Training Squadron
427th Special Operations Squadron Pope Air Force Base
512th Special Operations Squadron
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Kirtland AFB UH-1N Twin Huey, HH-60 Pave Hawk 6 October 2000
522d Special Operations Squadron
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Cannon AFB "Fireballs" MC-130J Commando II 11 Apr 2011
524th Special Operations Squadron Cannon AFB "Hounds" 6 October 2009
550th Special Operations Squadron
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Kirtland AFB "Wolfpack" HC-130 King Bird, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130P Combat Shadow[17] Inactive
551st Special Operations Squadron
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Cannon AFB AC-130H, MC-130W 27 April 2007[18]
602d Special Operations Squadron Nahkon Phanom RTAFB A-1E/G/H/J Skyraider 1970[19]
606th Special Operations Squadron Nahkon Phanom RTAFB C-123 Provider, U-10 15 June 1971
609th Special Operations Squadron Nahkon Phanom RTAFB A-1E/G/H/J Skyraider 1 December 1969
711th Special Operations Squadron
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Duke Field MC-130E Combat Talon I[5]
745th Special Operations Squadron Hurlburt Field RC-26 Provisional ANG unit[20]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "2 Special Operations Squadron". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
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  4. ^ "4th Special Operations Squadron". Hurlburt Field. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
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  10. ^ "15th Special Operations Squadron". Hurlburt Field. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  11. ^ "16th Special Operations Squadron". Hurlburt Field. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  12. ^ "19th Special Operations Squadron". Hurlburt Field. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  13. ^ Stevens, Philip. "Dust Devils Deactivated". Skycontrol. Archived from the original on 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  14. ^ "55th inactivation marks end of Pave Hawk era in AFSOC". BeachBrowser.com. 20 September 1999. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
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  17. ^ "505th Special Operations Squadron Fact Sheet". Air Education and Training Command. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  18. ^ Maier, Markus (2007-05-10). "551st Special Operations Squadron deactivates while Pave Lows continue exodus". Cannon Air Force Base. United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
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