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Two special operations Osprey squadrons stand up at Yokota AB | Air Force Times
Source: Senior Airman Joseph Pick

Two special operations Osprey squadrons stand up at Yokota AB | Air Force Times

The Air Force has activated two new special operations squadrons in Japan that will operate and maintain the CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.

The Air Force Special Operations Command’s 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base in Japan stood up the 21st Special Operations Squadron and the 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Monday at at Yokota Air Base.

The aircraft, designed to carry out infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces, are stationed at Yokota to enhance security, disaster preparedness, and emergency airlift capability in crisis situations, according to the Air Force Special Operations Command.

 

Source: Two special operations Osprey squadrons stand up at Yokota AB | Air Force Times

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