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Jack rests in hospital Hearts of strength
She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor in a dark hospital room in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Alabama, on March 12, 2014. Light cut into the room as the door opened and a doctor walked in, waking her and her husband, Kyle Kramer.
0 3/07
2018
Mini Crypto is a self-contained encryption engine that generates its own session based “key.” Designed to be small and lightweight, it is about the size of a cracker. Its power requirement is roughly the same as a hearing aid, at 400 milliwatts, meaning it can be installed on equipment carried by one-person parties operating as scouts and forward air controllers. A chip that scrambles
The Air Force’s new Mini Crypto chip will secure communications and data between systems like unmanned aerial vehicles and explosive ordnance disposal robots, while being “losable.”
0 10/02
2017
Senior Airman Paul Cauge, a 274th Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, uses a laser rangefinder designator for a close air support training mission July 29, 2015, at Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Grayling, Mich., during Northern Strike 2015. The annual exercise involved hundreds of military personnel from 20 states, as well as Canada, Latvia, Poland and Australia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson) Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty
Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.
0 6/23
2017
Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Brian Claughsey, a combat controller with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, a Silver Star Medal, April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Following a 96-hour battle with Taliban forces in Afghanistan, Claughsey was credited with coordinating 17 close air engagements, resulting in 47 enemy killed in action without a single civilian or friendly casualty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) Special tactics Airman honored for role in liberating Afghan city
It was a 96-hour battle: four ambushes, 17 airstrike missions and the eventual safety of a 150-person team that led to one special tactics combat controller receiving the Silver Star April 7, 2017, at Pope Army Airfield.
0 4/10
2017
Master Sgt. William Markham during the early days of operations in Afghanistan. 15 years later: First Airmen in Afghanistan reflect on initial entry
Fifteen years ago today, the first Airman stepped foot into Afghanistan with the mission to topple the Taliban. A few Americans came together as one special operations forces team using unconventional tactics and equipment on the battlefield.
0 10/14
2016
A combat controller, deployed with a U.S. Army Special Forces team in Afghanistan, searches for targets to provide close air support during an engagement with insurgents. A special tactics combat controller integrates air power into ground special operations for mission success, deploying into forward hostile areas to control offensive airstrike operations (also known as joint terminal attack control), as well as establish assault zones and provide air traffic control capability. (U.S. Air Force photo) USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches
When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.
1 6/22
2015
Airman 1st Class Michael Guzman earned the coveted scarlet beret of a combat controller Sept.12, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., after 16 months of intense military training. Recruit earns coveted scarlet beret
Staff Sgt. Rene Ochoa is one happy recruiter, thanks to the achievements of Airman 1st Class Michael Guzman. Guzman earned the coveted scarlet beret of a combat controller Sept.12 at Fort Bragg, N.C., after 16 months of intense military training.
16 10/22
2013
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