352d Special Operations Wing enhances readiness through mountainous terrain flight over Albania

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)
U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)
U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., inspects the flight ramp as it lowers during a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force loadmaster assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conducts a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight while using night vision goggles in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO Allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force pilots assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force loadmaster assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conducts a low-level, mountainous terrain flight in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conduct a low-level, mountainous terrain flight while using night vision goggles in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago) 

A U.S. Air Force Maj., combat systems operator, assigned to the 67th Special Operations Squadron, 352d Special Operations Wing, based out of RAF Mildenhall, U.K., conducts an in-flight navigation check during a low-level, mountainous terrain flight while using night vision goggles in a MC-130J Commando II, May 23, 2020, over Albania. The event was part of the 352 SOW’s training mission to enhance readiness and maintain a ready and capable force. Through this type of training, SOF members remain postured to execute global response operations and support multiple NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea and Balkans region during the global COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aven Santiago)

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