After serving Air Force Special Operations Command for ten years, the 711th Special Operations Squadron of the Air Force Reserve took their final flight in four C-145A Combat Coyote aircraft on December 15, 2022, from the Duke Field Flightline.
Pilots, loadmasters, and ground staff gathered when the plane landed to formally mark the end of an era. Air Force Families and members of the Citizen Air Commandos gathered to watch the planes land and congratulate pilots on the final flight. The Combat Coyote was first used by the 919th Special Operations Wing in 2012. Prior to educating partner nation pilots on a variety of advanced aviation techniques, Combat Aviation Advisors from the 711th SOS used the aircraft to maintain competence.