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    7th SOS :

    1964 to present    







    • 7th Special Operations Squadron US Air Force
    • 7th Special Operations Squadron US Air Force7th SOS used MC-130H Combat Talon II 1993-2015

    7th Special Operations Squadron
    Assigned to USAFE, 752nd Special Operations Group, 352nd Special Operations Wing at RAF Mildenhall, UK.

    Early 1970s Operates shorty 4 UH-1Ns green Hornet birds from Ramstein Germany reroled later to VIP duties.

    From 1968 flew special variants of the C-130 Hercules. The MC-130H Combat Talon II from 1977.

    On 2011 works on a new hangar at RAF Mildenhall began. On June 24, 2013 the first two Ospreys arrived at the base. Is expected that the squadron will be fully activated by the end of the year.



    I ( SGT) Lou Varrato was Crew Chief of UH-1N 6606 1971>1972 at Ramstein. Originaly we received 4 UH-1Ns for the 7Th Special Operations Squadron in 1971. I believe the 7Th went to Frankfurt later in 1973 and then went to Mildenhall England .
    69-6606 C/C Lou Varrato
    69-6607 C/C Jimmy Moore
    69-6608 C/C Dwight O Quinn
    69-6609 C/C Othro Kennedy
    1985-1987, I was a crew chief on 69-6606 at Ramstein AB. These same four aircraft were there, and had been reconfigured to VIP airlift. Tim Riley


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    News of 7th Special Operations Squadron


    USAF CV-22 Osprey Tests SLATS in Norway, 13-Nov-19 : #SLATS US Air Force Special Operations aircraft CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor was in Norway testing the new Snowmobile Loading And Transportation System (SLATS)

    First CV-22 Flying Crew Chief Program, 06-May-19 : #Osprey US Air Force’ Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 752d SOAMXS based at Mildenhall, UK held a ceremony to celebrate the first CV-22B Osprey flying crew chief program

    USAF Osprey Deployed to Romania, 08-Apr-19 : US Air Force’ 7th Special Operation Squadron (7th SOS) based at RAF Mildenhall, UK deployed its CV-22B Ospreys to Bacau, Romania for training with the Romanian Special Operation Forces

    Trojan Footprint 18 NATO Special Forces Exercise, 12-Jun-18 : Biennial Special Forces exercise Trojan Footprint took place this year on the ground, in the air and on the Baltic Sea in and around Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland



    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1995/    UK RAF Mildenhall EGUN
    1992/95UK RAF AlconburyEGWZ
    1973/91DE Rhein-MainEDAF
    1968/73DE Ramstein AFBETAR
    1964/68DE Sembach KaserneETAS


    Models

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    YearsModels
    2013/    V-22 Osprey
    1971/73UH-1N







    Operations


    DatesOperation
    19-feb-1622-mar-16NO Cold Response 2016
    03-oct-1506-nov-15ES Exercise Trident Juncture 2015



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