NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base recently activated the new MC-130J flying unit. The new unit will help with the wing’s Force Generation model to support special operations command strategic guidance.

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The MC-130J Commando II aircraft flies low-level air refuel missions and supports infiltration, exfiltration and special forces resupply missions. “For the past two decades, our mission has required Airmen to endure frequent, often last-minute deployments. The Force Generation model provides an opportunity to invest equally in Airmen professional deployment…,” U.S. Air Force Col. Terence Taylor, 27th Special Operations Wing Commander said in a release. More information can be found at