U.S. Air Force and German armed forces Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) participate in close air support (CAS) training with Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets at the Warren Grove Bombing Range.

Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) is the term used in the United States Armed Forces and some other military forces for a qualified service member who directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations from a forward position. The term that is used in most other countries, as well as previously in the US and in the relevant NATO standard is Forward Air Controller.

The German JTACs partnered with the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron to train on the 227th’s state of the art Air National Guard Advanced JTAC Training System.

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