24th Special Operations Wing

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The 24th Special Operations Wing (Air Force Special Tactics) is a United States Air Force active-duty wing that was activated on 12 June 2012.wikipedia
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Air Force Special Operations Command

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It is the third special operations wing in Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

Antilles Air Command

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From August 1946 until replaced by the Antilles Air Division in July 1948 the wing supervised large numbers of major and minor bases and Air Force units in the Caribbean area from Puerto Rico to British Guiana.
On 28 July 1948, it was reactivated as the Antilles Air Division and assumed the mission of the 24th Composite Wing.

Howard Air Force Base

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The 24th SOW is a reactivation of the 24th Wing, previously assigned with the Twelfth Air Force, stationed at Howard Air Force Base, Panama.
Only a portion of the transports, several special-mission C-130s, two C-27 Spartan aircraft, and executive jets belonged to the host unit, the 24th Composite Wing, later redesignated the 24th Wing (24 WG).

Hurlburt Field

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Its headquarters is at Hurlburt Field, Florida and it has component groups located in North Carolina, Georgia and Washington. When the wing was reactivated in June 2012 it comprised the 720th Special Tactics Group and the Special Tactics Training Squadron based at Hurlburt Field, the 724th Special Tactics Group based at Pope Army Airfield.

United States Air Force Combat Control Team

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The Special Tactics Squadrons are made up of Special Tactics Officers, Combat Controllers, Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, Special Operations Weather Officers and Airmen, Air Liaison Officers, Tactical Air Control Party operators, and a number of combat support airmen which comprise 58 Air Force specialties.
After the Combat Controller gains their three level they attend Special Tactics Advanced Skills Training for 12 to 15 months as part of the Special Tactics Training Squadron located at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

720th Special Tactics Group

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The 720th Special Tactics Group is one of the special operations ground components of the 24th Special Operations Wing, assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) of the United States Air Force.

Air Forces Panama

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After the transfer of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama, its remaining responsibilities were transferred to the 24th Wing, one of its former components.

724th Special Tactics Group

The 724th Special Tactics Group is one of the special operations ground components of the 24th Special Operations Wing, assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

605th Special Operations Squadron

605th Air Commando Squadron
Its last assignment was with the 24th Special Operations Wing at Howard Air Force Base, Panama Canal Zone, where it was inactivated on 30 April 1972.

91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron

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After the war ended, the squadron was based at MacDill Field, Florida, and later with the 24th Composite Wing at Howard Field, Panama, carrying out photo-mapping and charting missions in Central and South America.

United States invasion of Panama

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The wing flew combat sorties in the Invasion of Panama, December 1989 – January 1990.

United States Air Force Pararescue

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The Special Tactics Squadrons are made up of Special Tactics Officers, Combat Controllers, Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, Special Operations Weather Officers and Airmen, Air Liaison Officers, Tactical Air Control Party operators, and a number of combat support airmen which comprise 58 Air Force specialties.

33rd Special Operations Squadron

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The 342nd was inactivated in March 1944 and the squadron came under the direct control of the 24th Composite Wing.

Pope Field

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When the wing was reactivated in June 2012 it comprised the 720th Special Tactics Group and the Special Tactics Training Squadron based at Hurlburt Field, the 724th Special Tactics Group based at Pope Army Airfield.

Cessna A-37 Dragonfly

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OA-37s from the 24th Composite Wing's (later 24th Wing's) 24th Tactical Air Support Squadron (24 TASS) also saw service during Operation Just Cause

United States Air Force

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The 24th Special Operations Wing (Air Force Special Tactics) is a United States Air Force active-duty wing that was activated on 12 June 2012.

North Carolina

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Its headquarters is at Hurlburt Field, Florida and it has component groups located in North Carolina, Georgia and Washington.

Georgia (U.S. state)

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Its headquarters is at Hurlburt Field, Florida and it has component groups located in North Carolina, Georgia and Washington.

Washington (state)

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Its headquarters is at Hurlburt Field, Florida and it has component groups located in North Carolina, Georgia and Washington.

Twelfth Air Force

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The 24th SOW is a reactivation of the 24th Wing, previously assigned with the Twelfth Air Force, stationed at Howard Air Force Base, Panama.

397th Bombardment Squadron

7th Aero Squadron7th Reconnaissance Squadron7th Observation Squadron
The inactivation of the 24th Wing and the closure of Howard Air Force Base ended an 82-year United States Air Force presence in Panama, which began with the formation of the 7th Aero Squadron on 29 March 1917.

United States Army Air Forces

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It was activated on 25 December 1942 to control all Army Air Forces units on Iceland and subsequently disestablished in June 1944.