137th SOW hosts CANSOFCOM Aircrew for MC-12W Training

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard copilots the MC-12W alongside a U.S. Air Force pilot during a training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 25, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard copilots the MC-12W alongside a U.S. Air Force pilot during a training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 25, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

A Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot conducts a preflight inspection of the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Fundamentals Course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 21, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
A Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot conducts a preflight inspection of the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Fundamentals Course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 21, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

A Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot conducts a preflight inspection of the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Fundamentals Course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 21, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
A Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot conducts a preflight inspection of the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Fundamentals Course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 21, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Phillips, a pilot from the 185th Special Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard proctors a Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot participating in the first-ever MC-12W Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group (SOG), Oklahoma Air National Guard at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 19, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Phillips, a pilot from the 185th Special Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard proctors a Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot participating in the first-ever MC-12W Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group (SOG), Oklahoma Air National Guard at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 19, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Ahern, a pilot with the 185th Special Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew conduct a preflight inspection of the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 21, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Ahern, a pilot with the 185th Special Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew conduct a preflight inspection of the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 21, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Land stretches into the horizon from the window of an MC-12W as it flies over Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 14, 2021. The MC-12W is a medium-to-low altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft that provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Land stretches into the horizon from the window of an MC-12W as it flies over Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 14, 2021. The MC-12W is a medium-to-low altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft that provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

A U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Damian Trahan, pilot and commander of the 137th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard and a Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot fly the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th SOG at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 19, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
A U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Damian Trahan, pilot and commander of the 137th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard and a Canadian Special Operations Forces Command pilot fly the MC-12W during the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th SOG at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 19, 2021. The joint aircrews were able to successfully complete a comprehensive and complex training scenario during the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301st Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard drops flares over Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. This exercise was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Hampton, a tactical air control party (TACP) specialist with the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard observes an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301stFighterWing, Texas Air National Guard engage a target at Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. Hampton was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Hampton, a tactical air control party (TACP) specialist with the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard observes an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 301stFighterWing, Texas Air National Guard engage a target at Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. Hampton was observed by Canadian Special Operations Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Hampton, a tactical air control party (TACP) specialist with the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard reads off a close air support 9-line as U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Christopher Vaughn, left, a TACP officer from the 137th Special Operations Group (SOG), Oklahoma Air National Guard  and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) aircrew listen in during a close air support full-mission profile at Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. The CANSOFCOM aircrew participated in a one-week manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MISR) management course as part of the first-ever MISR Fundamentals course conducted by the 137th SOG.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Hampton, a tactical air control party (TACP) specialist with the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard reads off a close air support 9-line as U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Christopher Vaughn, left, a TACP officer from the 137th Special Operations Group (SOG), Oklahoma Air National Guard and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) aircrew listen in during a close air support full-mission profile at Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. The CANSOFCOM aircrew participated in a one-week manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MISR) management course as part of the first-ever MISR Fundamentals course conducted by the 137th SOG.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Christopher Vaughn, center, a tactical air control party officer with the 137th Special Operations Group (SOG), Oklahoma Air National Guard speaks with Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals course conducted by the 137th SOG during a close air support full-mission profile at Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. The aircrew, who normally fly in the stack being controlled by tactical air control party, learned firsthand what grounded air controllers experience in the battlespace during the MISR management block of the course. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Christopher Vaughn, center, a tactical air control party officer with the 137th Special Operations Group (SOG), Oklahoma Air National Guard speaks with Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals course conducted by the 137th SOG during a close air support full-mission profile at Falcon Bombing Range near Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Oct. 7, 2021. The aircrew, who normally fly in the stack being controlled by tactical air control party, learned firsthand what grounded air controllers experience in the battlespace during the MISR management block of the course. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard tour the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard observe an in-depth simulated mission on the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 6, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard tour the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard attend a class during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 5, 2021. During the class, the aircrew ran through a tabletop exercise that presented a scenario including a stack of aircraft, enemy positions and ordnance the tactical air control party member would be working with from the ground. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard tour the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard attend a class during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 5, 2021. During the class, the aircrew ran through a tabletop exercise that presented a scenario including a stack of aircraft, enemy positions and ordnance the tactical air control party member would be working with from the ground. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard tour the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard observe an in-depth simulated mission on the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard tour the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command aircrew participating in the first-ever Manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) Fundamentals Course conducted by the 137th Special Operations Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard tour the the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Control Training Simulator (AAJTS) during MC-12W pilot training course at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 9, 2021. The aircrew can operate a simulated aircraft while also learning how the AAJTS system simulates an environment using image projection and sound to create a virtually realistic battle scenario that simulates what grounded air controllers would see. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

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