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492nd SOTRG Det 2

Established in October 2019, the 492d Special Operations Training Group Detachment 2 is home to Air Force Special Operations Command’s most advanced MC-130J aircraft. The 492 SOTRG Det 2 is based at Hurlburt Field, FL and is responsible for implementing USSOCOM’s latest capabilities on AFSOC’s most versatile aircraft, while also standing up its newest formal training program for SOF aviators.

Vision: Forging warrior/thinkers…ensuring the relevance of specialized airpower for the present and future through training, education, and technology development.

Mission: Provide aircraft testing and development support, contract oversight, training courseware construction, and future MC-130J aircrew production to meet AFSOC’s and USSOCOM’s Capabilities Release (CR) priorities.

Priorities:

Developmental Test support to USSOCOM Detachment 1.

Formal Training Unit courseware development and implementation for HQ AFSOC/A3T.

Operational Test of next generation MC-130J SOF mobility capabilities.

Develop Air Commandos to field a SOF mobility capability relevant to National Defense Strategy.

Personnel and Resources:

The 492 SOTRG Det 2 has roughly 20 active-duty MC-130J aircrew instructors and evaluators.  The Det operates two currently assigned MC-130J aircraft valued at over $134M each.

Organization:

The 492 SOTRG Det 2 operates as an initial cadre unit assigned as a detachment under the 492 Special Operations Training Group staff.  Det 2 is the focal point for MC-130J courseware working groups and the conduit between AFSOC HQ staff, USSOCOM, and civilian contributors to the development of unique SOF capabilities and Executing special operations core activities.