A C-146A Wolfhound, serial number 97-3091, assigned to the 524th Special Operations Squadron, part of the 27th Special Operations Wing based at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, seen at Phoenix–Mesa Gateway International Airport on a brief refuelling stop during a routine training flight in the local area. The C-146A Wolfhound’s primary mission is to provide US Special Operations Command with flexible and responsive means to airlift small teams to prepared and semi-prepared airfields around the world in support of the Theater Special Operations Command.