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22nd Air Combat Wing was a unit within the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. One of their sub-units was Ion Team, who served as a commando unit in the Special Operations Brigade.


The 22nd Air Combat Wing was founded in 32 BBY, when the clone army was commissioned.[1] The troopers were all trained and then assigned to the unit. Their subunit, Ion Team was trained by a member of the Cuy'val Dar, an organization of trainers of mostly Mandalorians,[2] but also Corellian.[3] The commandos were sent on specialized missions alongside several Jedi Generals.

In 19 BBY, when Order 66 was initiated, the 22nd Air Combat Wing killed Jedi General Saras Loorne and two other Jedi Generals. Ion Team, however, believed the order to be a Separatist ploy and did not execute the order, sparing Jedi Generals Bol Chatak and Roan Shryne and Jedi Commander Olee Starstone.[4]

The commando unit would be hunted down by Darth Vader,[5] eventually killing the three Jedi they saved, as well as two of the commandos. Captain Climber and Trace would escape but eventually be captured and taken to Agon Nine.[4]


  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader


  1. DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  2. Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  3. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  4. 4.0 4.1 Darth Vader: The Rise of Darth Vader
  5. Dark Times 5: The Path to Nowhere, Part 5