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Old 09-30-2016, 04:01 PM
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Can't stand to see this completely bare here. I was in the 109th Air Control Squadron for 16 years. We were a Forward Air Control Unit, which is based on a single large truck-transported Radar - which could be set up in forward areas to control Ground Attack, Counter Air and Bombing Missions as well as Air Refueling Missions. I was a young Officer Weapons Controller. It was my job to sit on Scope in a van and direct these kind of missions real time. For training, I often talked pilots of F-4s, F-16s, and F-15s, as well as NATO Aircraft, through both Day and Night Intercepts and Refuelings. The best way to describe my job is to conjure up images of "Top Gun", when the guy on the Radar Scope either on the Ground or on the Ship is telling Maverick where the bogies/bandits are and what vectors to take to head them off and shoot them down. It is the wildest video game on the planet, because when you tell them to "KILL!" they will!








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Awesome pics there my friend. I worked in the CNCE van for the 101st TACS MA ANG for some time.
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Awesome pics there my friend. I worked in the CNCE van for the 101st TACS MA ANG for some time.
Those were great years. Most of the units are gone now - sad!
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