Special Ops Mission (2009): S01E05 – Operation Freebird Down


Special Ops Mission is an American reality television series that premiered on 13 August 2009 on the Military Channel (now American Heroes Channel).

The programme features former United States Army Ranger and Air Force Pararescueman Wil Willis, who performs solo special operations missions against groups of opposing-force (OPFOR) operatives, which consists of regular and special operations veterans in a simulated wargame mission.


A force antagonistic to the government has set up anti-aircraft systems.

  • Mission:
    • To take direct action against the radar and communication systems that allow the OPFOR to track and engage friendly aircraft.
  • Friendly force:
    • Wil Willis: Escaped.
    • Badger 1-1 (Pilot) – Justin Shook – US Air Force: Escaped.
  • OPFOR:
    • Dave Thomas – US Army: Eliminated.
    • Alan Tafoya – Law enforcement: Eliminated.
    • Randle Ross – US Army: Eliminated.
    • Steven Watanabe – US Army: Wounded.
  • Objectives:
    • Infiltrate enemy area of operations: Completed.
    • Destroy the communications tower: Completed.
    • Destroy the mobile radar unit: Incomplete.
    • Rescue the downed pilot: Completed.
    • Destroy the dirty bomb: Completed.
    • Neutralise/capture Stinger Missile Launcher: Completed.
    • Exfiltrate: Completed.

Special Ops Mission Series

You can find a full index of Special Ops Mission here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 10 September 2009.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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