321st Special Tactics Squadron

321st Special Tactics Squadron

The 321st Special Tactics Squadron are an active land based unit, within the 352d Special Operations Group (352 SOG), United States Air Force, United States European Command, and is based at Royal Air Force base, RAF Mildenhall, in Suffolk, eastern England

Mission

The 321st Special Tactics Squadron are the front line troops of the 352 SOG, and are the most versatile and highly trained airmen in the United States Air Force. Their duties include close in reconnaissance and investigation of possible landing sites, quick securement/identification/neutralisation of ground targets, reinforcement or extraction of troops under extreme circumstances, and medical evacuations.

Assignment

This Squadron, combined with the airborne units in the 352d Special Operations Group mean the group is able to handle any circumstance within a 4,300 km (2,700 mi) range of RAF Mildenhall, or further with fuel stops, and make up the Special Forces element of the United States Air Force in Europe. Their specialized training, and excellent support structure, make them a very versatile unit within the armed forces.

External links

* [http://www2.afsoc.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=224 352d Special Operations Group Factsheet]


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