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USAF Merges Ground Radar and Airfield Specialties

Airmen assigned to the 20th Operations Support Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base are preparing for an Air Force specialty code merger scheduled for November 2017. Currently separated into two shops, ground radar systems and airfield systems Airmen have begun working together to meet training milestones and increase their understanding of the work their coworkers do. The Airmen will also be aligned with their industry counterparts who perform all ground radar and airfield systems tasks under one career field. Once the merger is complete, all technicians will be expected to have a working knowledge of how to maintain the equipment each section was previously responsible for. This includes all ground-to-air communications, navigations and weather systems, as well as the radars air traffic controllers use to guide aircraft.

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