A Joint Terminal Attack Controller from the German air force advises a U.S. Air Force JTAC, assigned to the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, stationed with the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., on the evolution of training and how to advances skills relating to close air support engagements during exercise Ample Strike 20 at Boletice Military Training Area, Czech Republic, Sept. 15, 2020. Building a ready and capable partnership in the Czech Republic, allows United States Special Operations Forces to set conditions for larger combined, joint operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)
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JTACs team up for Ample Strike

A Joint Terminal Attack Controller from the German air force advises a U.S. Air Force JTAC, assigned to the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, stationed with the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., on the evolution of training and how to advances skills relating to close air support engagements during exercise Ample Strike 20 at Boletice Military Training Area, Czech [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bunkley, left, 607th Air Support Operations Group tactical air control party joint terminal attack controller, and Capt. Lemon, 607th ASOG intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance liaison officer, share notes during close air support training Feb. 12, 2020, in the Republic of Korea. TACP Airmen are trained to engage enemy forces utilizing advanced technologies and weapon systems to direct airstrikes in close proximity of friendly forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)
U.S. Air Force

From the battlefield to the ring, the mission is to win

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Bunkley, left, 607th Air Support Operations Group tactical air control party joint terminal attack controller, and Capt. Lemon, 607th ASOG intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance liaison officer, share notes during close air support training Feb. 12, 2020, in the Republic of Korea. TACP Airmen are trained to engage enemy forces utilizing advanced technologies and weapon [Read More …]

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)
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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 [Read More …]