A Special Tactics Airman with the 17th Special Tactics Squadron fires an M4 carbine during Jaded Thunder at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Special Tactics is U.S. Special Operation Command’s tactical air and ground integration force, and the Air Force’s special operations ground force, leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations.

The 17th STS is responsible for proving Joint Terminal Attack Controller support to the 75th Ranger Regiment.

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