Day of the Jakal | DVIDS

Day of the Jakal | DVIDS

The Jakals of the 17th Special Operations Squadron came together during their annual ‘Day of the Jakal’ to practice a mass launch of five U.S. Air Force Special Operations MC-130J Commando IIs, June 22, 2017 at Kadena Air Base and Ie Shima Range, Okinawa, Japan.

“It’s a great way to showcase the abilities of both the 353rd Special Operations Group and 17th Special Operations Squadron,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick Dube, 17th SOS operations officer. “To get out and put mass on objective. It shows how we can meet the emerging mission sets for both SOCKOR and SOCPAC out here in the Pacific theater.”

Five MC-130Js flew in formation from Kadena Air Base to Ie Shima Range to practice mass on objective training to include airdrops, aircraft landings, and rapid infiltration and exfiltration of equipment.

Source: DVIDS – News – Day of the Jakal