Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Supporting Troops, Anytime, Anywhere

TACPs: Supporting Troops Anytime, Anywhere
Air Force News Lisa Terry McKeown April 06, 2006

Pope AFB, N.C. - Under the cover of night, he maneuvers through the brush, getting just close enough to spot his target. He takes his measurements … triple checks them … and calls in the strike. If his measurements are correct, the troops who called in for help should have the relief they need in the form of a close air strike on the enemy.

Their missions sometimes sound like scripts out of "Mission Impossible." But their importance continues to be proven through their everyday assistance in the war on terrorism. They are few in numbers, but large in impact.

They are tactical air controllers.

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