550th Special Operations Squadron

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550th Special Operations Squadron
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550th Special Operations Squadron Patch
Active 1 April 1971 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Special Operations Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
19th Air Force
58th Special Operations Wing
58th Operations Group
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The 550th Special Operations Squadron (550 SOS) "WOLFPACK" is part of the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. It operates Lockheed HC-130s and MC-130s, conducting special operations flying training.

Mission[edit]

To provide United States Special Operations Command and theater commanders the finest special operations and combat search and rescue forces in the world.[1]

History[edit]

The 1550th developed, conducted, and monitored helicopter flying training from, 1971–1987, in addition to search and rescue missions from, 1976–1987. It has conducted special operations training since 1987.[2]

Lineage[2][edit]

  • 1550th Flying Training Squadron (1971–1991)
  • 550th Flying Training Squadron (1991–1994)
  • 550th Special Operations Squadron (1994 – present)

Assignments[2][edit]

Bases stationed[2][edit]

Aircraft Operated[1][edit]

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