The tactical air controllers of the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron are practicing their basic close-combat skills at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Southwest Asia. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party airmen serve with Army forces, where they may need this type training, which provides a “basis for all combative skills,” said SMSgt. John Knipe, 25th ASOS superintendent. According to SSgt. George Earhart—a TACP who definitely is in the right job—called the training “fun,” saying it “keeps you physically active.”
Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has completed two environmental reviews, clearing the way for new construction to support the bases four new missions sets, which will replace the E-8 Joint STARS mission that has defined the base for decades.