usa 71st Special Operations Squadron

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71st SOS

1943 to present    

71st Special Operations Squadron
Strike Swiftly served as a airlift squadron between 1943 and 1968 when it was redesignated 71 SOS.

It was deactivated on 1992.

On 2005 is reactivated at Kirtland AFB to be the CV-22 Osprey training unit

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News of 71st Special Operations Squadron

Binding Material to Save Osprey Engines, 02-Feb-15 : USAF 58th Special Operations Wing has a plan to mitigate aircraft engine damage that happens during training missions using a biodegradable binding material at practice landing zones.


2005/    Kirtland AFBKABQ
1987/93Davis-Monthan AFBKDMA


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2005/    v-22 Osprey
1992/93S-70 H-60
1987/92S-61 H-3

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List of Aircraft for 71st SOS
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
D1005 cv-22b 02-0024 : USAF CV-22B d/d 71st SOS Edwards AFB
: Jul06 71st SOS Kirtland AFB
: Sep13 asg 71st SOS
D1006 cv-22b 02-0025 : 2011 71st SOS
: 16aug15 asg 71st SOS visit Lincoln, Nebraska
D1007 cv-22b 04-0026 : Mar06 asg 71st SOS
: Sep13 still with 71st SOS
D1008 cv-22b 04-0027 : May06 71st SOS, Kirtland AFB; Sep13 still
D1009 cv-22b 05-0028 : Oct11 71st SOS, Kirtland AFB; Dec13 still
D1010 cv-22b 05-0029 : Jan12 71st SOS, Kirtland AFB; Sep13 still
D1015 cv-22b 2008 07-0034 : Dec13 71st SOS Kirtland AFB
61-508 ch-3c 1963 63-9676 : del USAF as CH-3C 63-9676, 31Dec63; conv CH-3E unk; xfer 20th Heli Sq, Udo+
61-543 ch-3c 1965 65-5692 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-540, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5692, 10Jan65; conv +
61-544 ch-3c 1965 65-5693 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-544, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5693, 10Dec65; conv +
61-550 ch-3c 1966 65-5699 : Sikorsky S-61R, c/n 61-550, ff?; del USAF as CH-3C 65-5699, 07Apr66; conv +

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