JTAC supports DASMAN SHIELD 20; Air Force air to ground command control seen first-hand

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter prepares for live fire at a target during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)
A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter prepares for live fire at a target during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter prepares for live fire at a target during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

Members of the Kuwait Military Forces take imagery of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during a Joint Fires Coordination Cell at Udairi Range Complex, Feb. 23, 2020. The live fires were hosted in support of DASMAN SHIELD, an exercise which integrates KLFAR and U.S. Artillery to strengthen Kuwait’s defense during potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)
Members of the Kuwait Military Forces take imagery of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during a Joint Fires Coordination Cell at Udairi Range Complex, Feb. 23, 2020. The live fires were hosted in support of DASMAN SHIELD, an exercise which integrates KLFAR and U.S. Artillery to strengthen Kuwait’s defense during potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

Members of the Kuwait Military Forces take imagery of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during a Joint Fires Coordination Cell at Udairi Range Complex, Feb. 23, 2020. The live fires were hosted in support of DASMAN SHIELD, an exercise which integrates KLFAR and U.S. Artillery to strengthen Kuwait’s defense during potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, directs close air support and other offensive air operations during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. The JTACs main mission is to keep air assets integrated during command and control situations while de-conflicting and ensuring they are not targeted by friendly forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, directs close air support and other offensive air operations during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. The JTACs main mission is to keep air assets integrated during command and control situations while de-conflicting and ensuring they are not targeted by friendly forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, directs close air support and other offensive air operations during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. In a real world environment, JTACs serve to control and feed air assets into the fight to keep a strong pattern of force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, directs close air support and other offensive air operations during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. In a real world environment, JTACs serve to control and feed air assets into the fight to keep a strong pattern of force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, directs close air support and other offensive air operations during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. The JTACs main mission is to keep air assets integrated during command and control situations while de-conflicting and ensuring they are not targeted by friendly forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, directs close air support and other offensive air operations during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. In a real world environment, JTACs serve to control and feed air assets into the fight to keep a strong pattern of force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operation Squadron, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, poses for a portrait during the DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb, 23, 2020. JTACs we available to provide seamless integration of air assets and ground forces, just as they would in real world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller from the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party controls flight operations during DASMAN SHIELD at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A Kuwait 9A52 Soviet Heavy Multiple Rocket Launcher system fires multiple rounds during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and Kuwait 9A52 Soviet Heavy Multiple Rocket Launcher systems fire in the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, during DASMAN SHIELD, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter prepares a for live fire at a target during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter prepares for live fire at a target during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A Kuwait 9A52 Soviet Heavy Multiple Rocket Launcher system fires live rounds during DASMAN SHIELD at Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller from the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party controls flight operations during DASMAN SHIELD at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

A Joint Terminal Air Controller from the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party observes a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter strafe pattern during DASMAN SHIELD at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz

Joint Terminal Air Controller Airmen from the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party are part of a team that controls flight operations during DASMAN SHIELD at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

U.S Army Private First Class Garza poses for a portrait during DASMAN SHIELD at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. DASMAN SHIELD is a bi-lateral military-to-military live fire artillery exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and expand capabilities between U.S. and Kuwaiti air and land assets while simultaneously providing training on techniques and procedures in potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

U.S. Army Private First Class Garza poses for a portrait at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. Soldiers, Airmen, and Kuwaiti forces participated in support of DASMAN SHIELD, a bi-lateral live fire artillery exercise aimed at increasing interoperability between U.S. and Kuwait air and land assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

Joint Terminal Air Controllers from the 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party and the Kuwait Land Forces Field Artillery Regiment conduct night live fire training through a Joint Fires Coordination Cell at Udairi Range Complex, Feb. 23, 2020. The live fires were hosted in support of DASMAN SHIELD, an exercise which integrates KLFAR and U.S. Artillery to strengthen Kuwait’s defense during potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

Members of the Kuwait Military Forces take imagery of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during a Joint Fires Coordination Cell at Udairi Range Complex, Feb. 23, 2020. The live fires were hosted in support of DASMAN SHIELD, an exercise which integrates KLFAR and U.S. Artillery to strengthen Kuwait’s defense during potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

Private 1st Class Garza stands outside a Humvee before the start of DASMAN SHIELD live fire exercise on the Udari Range Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2020. The exercise was held in order to increase partner nation interoperability between U.S and Kuwaiti forces, as well as Celebrate Kuwait National Day and Kuwait Liberation Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

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