The 607th Air Control Squadron at Luke AFB, Ariz., is now aligned under Air Education and Training Command, having shifted from Air Combat Command oversight in late June, according to a Luke release. The shift occurred because the Air Force needed a unit to manage its undergraduate enlisted weapons director training course, states the June 28 release. “It’s great to be able to keep the training here at Luke where we have outstanding fighter jet training to work with to complete our mission as air combat controllers,” said Lt. Col. Sean Slaughter, 607th ACS commander. The Arizona Air National Guard’s 107th ACS, which is slated for inactivation in October, previously had been responsible for this mission, according to the release. “Having the instructors in one squadron allows for everyone to be on the same page for training,” said TSgt. Michael Gibson, 607th ACS initial qualification training informal training noncommissioned officer in charge. (Luke report by SrA. David Owsianka)
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