1st SOS Conducts Flight of the Flock

A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. This “Flight of the Flock” formation was the first time all seven 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II aircraft were generated for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The 1st SOS operates the MC-130J Commando II to provide infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The 1st SOS operates the MC-130J Commando II to provide infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II pilot points at an island during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II pilot flies during the “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II pilot points at an island during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II pilot points at an island during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity designed to challenge the pilots and aircrew on conducting operations as efficiently as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

1st Special Operations Squadron loadmasters conduct an airdrop during the “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity to test the pilots and aircrew’s ability to conduct accurate airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
1st Special Operations Squadron loadmasters conduct an airdrop during the “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. “Flight of the Flock” is a rare training opportunity to test the pilots and aircrew’s ability to conduct accurate airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Wing observe an MC-130J Commando II during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. As the only U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command unit in the Pacific, the 353rd SOW is the focal point for special operations aviation activity in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Wing observe an MC-130J Commando II during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. As the only U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command unit in the Pacific, the 353rd SOW is the focal point for special operations aviation activity in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A formation of MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II is capable of conducting airdrops, air-to-air refueling, and a variety of other operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A formation of MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II is capable of conducting airdrops, air-to-air refueling, and a variety of other operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. This “Flight of the Flock” formation was the first time all seven 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II aircraft were generated for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. The 1st SOS operates the MC-130J Commando II to provide infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A 1st Special Operations Squadron loadmaster observes a formation of MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. 1st SOS loadmasters are responsible for ensuring people and equipment in the MC-130J Commando II are safely and efficiently transported to their location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A 1st Special Operations Squadron loadmaster observes a formation of MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. 1st SOS loadmasters are responsible for ensuring people and equipment in the MC-130J Commando II are safely and efficiently transported to their location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A 1st Special Operations Squadron loadmaster observes a formation of MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. 1st SOS loadmasters are responsible for ensuring people and equipment in the MC-130J Commando II are safely and efficiently transported to their location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
1st Special Operations Squadron loadmasters, observe a 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II during the Flight of the Flock formation at Kadena Air Base, Japan Jan. 6, 2022. This formation showcased the 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. This “Flight of the Flock” formation was the first time all seven 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II aircraft were generated for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
A formation of 1st Special Operations Squadron MC-130J Commando II’s fly during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. This “Flight of the Flock” formation was the first time all seven 1st SOS MC-130J Commando II aircraft were generated for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

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