A tactical air control party Airman assigned to the 113th Air Support Operations Squadron of the 181st Intelligence Wing from the Indiana Air National Guard adjusts his night optical device prior to a night close air support training mission at Atterbury Range at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Aug. 4, 2020. TACPs from the 113th ASOS provide joint terminal attack controller capabilities to air assets to execute military ground commanders’ intent. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan W. Padish)
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113th ASOS TACP Airmen control night skies over Atterbury Range

A tactical air control party Airman assigned to the 113th Air Support Operations Squadron of the 181st Intelligence Wing from the Indiana Air National Guard adjusts his night optical device prior to a night close air support training mission at Atterbury Range at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Aug. 4, 2020. TACPs from the 113th ASOS provide [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)
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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 …]

124th Air Support Operations Squadron special warfare tactical air control party Airmen navigate steep terrain in a joint exercise on Mar 7, 2020, Emmett, Idaho. These exercises facilitate practicing effective communication and maneuverability within an integrated combat unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)
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Joining Forces in Emmett, Idaho

124th Air Support Operations Squadron special warfare tactical air control party Airmen navigate steep terrain in a joint exercise on Mar 7, 2020, Emmett, Idaho. These exercises facilitate practicing effective communication and maneuverability within an integrated combat unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Joseph R. Morgan)

Airman 1st Class Donivan Justice, center, a tactical air control party apprentice assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, looks at the camera while waiting to ambush opposing forces during small unit training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 12, 2020. Conducted under physical and mental stress, the small unit training reinforced fundamental combat skills and fostered team cohesion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)
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3rd ASOS conducts small unit indoctrination for TACP apprentices at JBER

Airman 1st Class Donivan Justice, center, a tactical air control party apprentice assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, looks at the camera while waiting to ambush opposing forces during small unit training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 12, 2020. Conducted under physical and mental stress, the small unit training reinforced fundamental combat skills and fostered team cohesion. [Read More …]

A U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Airman executes Close Quarters Battle during a Full Mission Profile with close air support from U.S. Navy MH-60S Nighthawks at Southern Strike 2020 near Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., Feb. 7, 2020. The exercise offers unique conventional and special operations training opportunities for its approximately 2,000 participants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Phifer)
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Southern Strike 2020 – Full Mission Profile Tactical Air Control Party (TACP)

A U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Airman executes Close Quarters Battle during a Full Mission Profile with close air support from U.S. Navy MH-60S Nighthawks at Southern Strike 2020 near Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., Feb. 7, 2020. The exercise offers unique conventional and special operations training opportunities for its approximately 2,000 participants. (U.S. Air Force [Read More …]