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  • Air Force Special Tactics Training

    USAF Special Tactics

    The Air Force's Special Tactics teams consist of airmen from three different career fields: Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen, and Special Operations Weathermen. Each of these special operations career fields requires specialized intensive training. Combat Control Training Combat controllers are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. They must maintain a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control qualificati... more

  • Joining Air Force Special Tactics

    USAF Special Tactics

    If you'd like more information on any of the Special Tactics career fields check out the Frequently Asked Questions page. To find out if you're eligible to join Special Tactics, contact your local recruiter. If you are already in the Air Force Delayed Entry Program and would like to talk to a Special Tactics recruiter liaison, please send an e-mail including your name, address, phone number and specific questions not addressed in the FAQ docu... more

  • Special Operations: Air Force Combat Controllers

    Air Force Combat Controllers

    The United States Air Force is the largest air force in the world, and when a combat zone is thick with air traffic, someone has to coordinate it all. Air force combat controllers operate in hostile territory as air traffic controllers, and that means they need to insert unnoticed, coordinate local aerial forces, and be ready for potential contact with enemy combatants. According to the Air Force Special Operations Command website, "Combat Co... more

  • Air Force Special Tactics Officer: Overview

    USAF Special Tactics

    Special Tactics Officers (STO) can become career officers of Group Command level and beyond and have the honor to lead and manage some of the most dedicated professionals in the challenging Air Force Special Operations Community:  Combat Controllers (CCT), Pararescuemen (PJs), Special Operations Weathermen (SOWT), and Tactical Air Control Specialists (TACP) Special Tactics Officers are designated combat forces who work directly fo... more

  • Air Force Special Operations Weatherman

    Air Force Special Operations Weatherman

    When planning a mission, it's crucial to have accurate information on as many variables as possible, and the weather is one of the most important. Special Operations Weathermen work to accurately assess meteorological conditions in hostile and denied territory. They gather data on oceans, rivers, snow, and terrain, advise during mission planning, and tailor meteorological reports for specific missions to support global special operations. Spec... more

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