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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

  • Air Force Special Tactics: Missions and History

    USAF Special Tactics

    Below are the missions and history of the teams that carry out Air Force Special Tactics' primary functions, including Combat Control, Pararescue, Special Operations Weather or Tactical Air Control. Combat Control Mission Air Force Special Operations Command's combat controllers, or CCT, are Battlefield Airmen assigned to special tactics squadrons. The CCT mission is to deploy undetected into combat and hostile environments to establish ass... 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 Operations Command (AFSOC)

    USAF Special Tactics

    Mission: Present combat ready Air Force Special Operations Forces to conduct and support global special operations missions. Vision: America's specialized air power...a step ahead in a changing world, delivering Special Operations power anytime, anywhere. Personnel: More than 16,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian personnel. Resources: The command's active duty and reserve component flying units operate ... 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

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