U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Squadrons consist of Special Tactics Officers, Combat Controllers, Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, Air Force Special Operations Weather Technicians, Air Liaison Officers, Tactical Air Control Party operators, and a number of combat support airmen which comprise 58 U.S. Air Force specialties. These squadrons belong to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the special operations component of the U.S. Air Force. This is where the U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen from the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron fall.
The 123d Airlift Wing (123rd AW) is a unit of the Kentucky Air National Guard whose mission is to provide worldwide theater airlift for U.S. military and humanitarian operations. Stationed at Louisville International Airport (Louisville Air National Guard Base), Kentucky, the wing is equipped with eight C-130H Hercules aircraft, with multiple groups, squadrons and flights carrying out the unit’s mission by providing administrative and logistical support. This video shows U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen from the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard, while conducting a free-fall jump from a C-130 Hercules over Louisville, KY on April 21, 2017.
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