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Thursday, December 1, 2022

6th Special Operations Squadron is activated, provides new support | Air Force

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The 27th Special Operations Wing’s commitment to the new deployment paradigm of the Air Force Special Operations Command is carried out by the 6 SOS, an MC-130J Commando II flying unit.

Lt. Col. Michael Roy, head of the 6th Special Operations Squadron, said, “We stood up Det. 1 in an effort to get to the AFSOC we require. We can collaborate with the Force Generation and continue to be completely mission capable because we are now a recognized squadron. The primary objective of the squadron is to refuel special operations aircraft at low altitudes using the Commando II aircraft. Additionally, it aids in the resupply, exfiltration, and infiltration of special operations units. It’s quite demanding, Roy said. “It’s been great to be invited to set up a new squadron. We employ skilled professionals with experience. They are enthusiastic about developing our own tradition and culture at the 27 SOW in the future.The squadron’s activation marks the end of the FORGEN model’s development. By using the FORGEN model, AFSOC aims to give Airmen and their families the deployment and training predictability they need to sustain readiness, keep our force evolving, and remain resilient.



  1. I am hoping the new Squadron Commander, Lt Col Roy was misquoted in stating, “It’s quite demeaning” or perhaps a simple typo? Funny how spell/grammar check works isn’t it?


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