A November 2008 report by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment advocates increasing the size of Air Force Special Operations Command units, including a major boost that would turn the 6th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., into a wing. TOP LEFT: Advisors from the 6th SOS work with a Niger Mi-17 mission helicopter crew. BOTTOM LEFT: Several 6th SOS combat aviation advisors observe as members of a host nation in the Pacific Command area of responsibility practice shooting AK-47 rifles. RIGHT: Airmen low crawl in teams through a field during a small unit tactics training course at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 13, 2007; they are undergoing a nine-month training program to receive qualification as combat aviation advisors for the 6th SOS.
LEFT: Courtesy photos via US Air Force. RIGHT: US Air Force photo by SrA. Andy Kin
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