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  • Air Traffic Control - 1C1X1

    Air traffic controllers, or ATCs, direct the movement of aircraft into and out of military airfields all over the world and track aircraft by radar and give voice instructions by radio.
  • Air University

    Air University provides the full spectrum of Air Force education from pre-commissioning to all levels of professional military education, including degree granting and professional continuing education for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel throughout their careers.
  • Airborne Battle Management - 1A4X1

    Tomorrow's battles will be won not just with superior firepower, but with superior battlefield information. Air battle managers are trained to manage this valuable information as Airborne Warning Command and Control Systems operators.
  • Aircraft Loadmaster - 1A2X1

    Mission Loadmasters perform their duties during extensive trips to all areas of the world. They are responsible for supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, vehicles and people on a variety of aircraft. A loadmaster's duties include mathematically preplanning the correct placement of the load on the airplane, providing passenger comfort and
  • AN/ASQ-236 Radar Pod

    MissionThe AN/ASQ-236 Radar Pod contains synthetic aperture radar that provides detailed maps for surveillance, coordinate generation and bomb impact assessment purposes. This technology provides Combat Air Forces with the ability to precisely geo-locate points of interest and conduct surveillance activities day or night, in adverse weather
  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service

    "The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (the Exchange) has an enduring mission to provide quality merchandise and services to its customers at competitively low prices and to generate earnings which provide a dividend to support morale, welfare and recreation programs."ORGANIZATIONThe Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the
  • B-1B Lancer

    MissionCarrying the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.FeaturesThe B-1B's
  • B-2 Spirit

    MissionThe B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable
  • B-52H Stratofortress

    The B-52H Stratofortress is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters). It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.
  • BQM-167A Air Force Subscale Aerial Target

    Mission The BQM-167A is a high-performance, remotely-controlled subscale aerial target used to provide a threat-representative target drone to support the Air-to-Air Weapon System Evaluation Program and other Air Force and Department of Defense air-to-air test and evaluation programs. Features The BQM-167A, manufactured by Composite Engineering
  • C-130 Hercules

    MissionThe C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations
  • C-145A

    Mission The C-145A’s primary role is aircrew training for U.S. Special Operations Command’s Aviation Foreign Internal Defense mission to assess, train, advise and assist foreign aviation forces in airpower employment, sustainment and force integration. These mission sets are conducted by Air Force Special Operations Command’s Combat Aviation
  • C-146A Wolfhound

    Mission The C-146A Wolfhound’s primary mission is to provide U.S. Special Operations Command flexible, responsive and operational movement of small teams needed in support of Theater Special Operations Commands.  Airlift missions are conducted by Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to prepared and semi-prepared airfields around the
  • C-17 Globemaster III

    MissionThe C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and
  • C-20

     The C-20 was retired Aug. 30, 2017.Mission The C-20 is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the airlift mission for high-ranking government and Department of Defense officials. The 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., operates five C-20Bs for worldwide special air missions. The 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany,
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