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Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element Ensures Force Protection during Gryphon Pacific 20-1
191114-F-GO302-0103.JPG Photo By: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros

Nov 27, 2019
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan, provide security both inside and outside an MC-130J Commando II during Exercise Gryphon Pacific 20-1, Nov. 15, 2019, on Wake Island, Wake Atoll. The purpose of Gryphon Pacific 20-1 was to employ lethal, agile, resilient forces throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. This was accomplished by conducting long-range expeditionary basing operations within a high-threat environment.


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