Special Operations Support: One Aviator's Perspective

Speredelozzi, John M.
June 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2005, Vol. 131 Issue 6, p77
Conference Proceeding
This article focuses on an Aviator's perspective on special military operations in the United States. The author recently had the distinct pleasure of deploying to Baghdad, Iraq with Naval Special Warfare Squadron 1 as head of their fire support shop. Operationally, the squadron was broken down into Naval Special Warfare Task Group — Arabian Peninsula and four task units. Each unit would conduct missions in their respective area of operations dispersed throughout the Iraqi Theater of Operations. When the authors first arrived in theater, the carrier operating in the Arabian Gulf had an established 12-hour fly window, while Air Force assets covered the remaining 12 hours.


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