34th Special Operations Sq Serial # U28A Reconnaissance Air Force Challenge Coin
34th Special Operations Squadron
On-Call Tactical Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
Acknowledges the Activation of Unit
Activated: 9 Apr 2010
Air Force Challenge Coin
This coin is 2 inches in diameter, and is also a bottle opener. The coin you will receive is similar to one pictured. The coins are serial numbered with HUNTER ###. A number of these were acquired for this newly activated unit on 9 APR 2010 34th SOS at Hurlburt Field, Florida. This is a great price on this actual special operations unit, which is relatively new to the Air Force. There is a limited serial number inventory.
34th Special Operations Squadron. The coin you will receive is similar to one pictured. The coins are serial numbered with HUNTER ###. This is a great price on this actual special operations unit, which is relatively new to the Air Force.
There are few pictures showing examples of both sides of the coin you will receive. This is a great opportunity to get a spec ops spy coin at a super price!
U-28 A Posted 9/26/2013
The U-28A provides a manned fixed wing, on-call/surge capability for Improved Tactical Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) in support of Special Operations Forces.
Background The rapidly changing and diverse Special Operations Command mission requirements generated a need for small numbers of mission specific aircraft which were procured rapidly to address specific mission needs.
The Non-Standard Aircraft (NSAv) fleet is a general program term and encompasses several light and medium aircraft performing utility missions for SOCOM. Overall the NSAv mobility fleet untethers special operations forces from robust infrastructures, extended timelines and allows freedom of movement.
The U-28A is part of AFSOC's NSAv fleet, and is operated by the 319th and 34th Special Operations Squadrons, training is conducted by the 5th and 19th SOS; all squadrons are located at Hurlburt Field, FL.
Mission The U-28A provides a manned fixed wing, on-call/surge capability for Improved Tactical Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in support of Special Operations Forces.
The U-28A is a modified, single-engine Pilatus PC-12 that operates worldwide. The initial block of U-28 aircraft were procured and modified for use in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The U-28A fleet evolved from commercially available aircraft that were purchased and then modified with communications gear, aircraft survivability equipment, electro-optical sensors, and advanced navigation systems.
The advanced radio-communications suite is capable of establishing DoD/NATO data-links, full-motion video, data, and voice communications. The U-28A has outstanding reliability and performance, and is certified to operate from short and semi-prepared airfields.