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  • Exercise Gryphon Thunder Showcases ACE

    Fully-vaccinated members from 353rd Special Operations Wing deployed from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii, where they practiced establishing refueling capabilities, maintenance operations, and personnel/equipment drops alongside conventional Air Force partners and joint military partners in the Army, Marines, and Navy. This exercise demonstrates how the 353 SOW extends the reach of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces anywhere and to anyone across the Indo-Pacific.
  • GHOSTRIDER GUNSHIP VISITS JAPAN

    An AC-130J Ghostrider gunship has arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on March 29, 2021. Regularly stationed at Hurlburt Field, Florida, this is the first time the updated J model of the AC-130 has landed or operated in Japan.
  • U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

    Exercise Keen Sword 21, began Oct. 25 and has been going at full steam across the Indo-Pacific region over the past two weeks. Approximately 9,000 U.S. service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force conducted training with their Japan Self-Defense Force counterparts from military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters.
  • Keen Sword 21 Enhances U.S.-Japan Alliance

    Units attached to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and the Japan Self-Defense Force completed exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Nov. 5, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding waters.
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353rd SOW News

  • Exercise Gryphon Thunder Showcases ACE

    Fully-vaccinated members from 353rd Special Operations Wing deployed from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii, where they practiced establishing refueling capabilities, maintenance operations, and personnel/equipment drops alongside conventional Air Force partners and joint military partners in the Army, Marines, and Navy. This exercise demonstrates how the 353 SOW extends the reach of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces anywhere and to anyone across the Indo-Pacific.
  • GHOSTRIDER GUNSHIP VISITS JAPAN

    An AC-130J Ghostrider gunship has arrived at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan on March 29, 2021. Regularly stationed at Hurlburt Field, Florida, this is the first time the updated J model of the AC-130 has landed or operated in Japan.
  • U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

    Exercise Keen Sword 21, began Oct. 25 and has been going at full steam across the Indo-Pacific region over the past two weeks. Approximately 9,000 U.S. service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force conducted training with their Japan Self-Defense Force counterparts from military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters.
  • Keen Sword 21 Enhances U.S.-Japan Alliance

    Units attached to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and the Japan Self-Defense Force completed exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Nov. 5, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding waters.
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