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    10 Things You Might Not Know About AFSOC

    Air Force Special Operations Command, there's more than meets the eye.

    1. Shh....Quiet Professionals at work

    2. How "Air Commando" came to be

    3. USSOCOM and AFSOC

    4. The CV-22 vs the MV-22

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    Think of the CV as a SpecOps tricked out V-22. The CV-22 is actually an Air Force Special Operations Command variant of the V-22 Osprey. The CV-22 is equipped with advanced avionics, terrain-follow radar sensors and weapons systems not found on the V-22. The Marines use their MV-22 Osprey as a ship to short rotary-life platform, while the Air Force uses it for infiltration and exfiltration of special operations forces.

    5. Anytime, anyplace

    6. The Skyhook system

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    Sure, it's cool, and you've seen it a million times in the movies...but we don't use it anymore. The MC-130E entered the Air Force inventory in 1966, and was outfitted with a unique asset. The Fulton recovery system could pick up personnel or equipment (think back to 2008's The Dark Knight) and haul them into the aircraft.

    7. 24/7/365

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    The AFSOC mission doesn't rest. Our quiet professionals are engaged in over 40 countries, every day. Want to know what one day in AFSOC is like? Check out the video.

    8. AFSOC in the movies

    9. Special Tactics

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    Chair Force? Guess again. Special Tactics is comprised of Special Tactics Officers, Combat Controllers, Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, Special Operations Weather Officers and Airmen, Air Liaison Officers, Tactical Air Control Party operators, and a number of combat support Airmen, which comprise 58 Air Force specialties. Do you have what it takes to become one?

    10. Our enemies know who we are

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    Most feared weapon system in the world? Let's ask the bad guys.