These people are amazing! Most probably don’t even know they exist but Air Force Combat Controllers are true heroes one and all. They are Special Operations forces and FAA Certified Air Traffic Controllers.
Air Force Special Operations Combat Controllers go through extensive training to become experts in everything from weapons and demolition to communication and air traffic control to undertake combat and humanitarian missions all over the world.
These specialists combine mental fortitude and physical strength in order to represent the Air Force and act as a one-man attachment to special operations teams across all United States military branches. – US Air Force
Featured image of Senior Airman Chase Litvan, Staff Sgt. Josh Arias and Staff Sgt. Will Doherty, U.S. Air Force combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Fort Bragg, N.C. conducting air traffic control operations on the edge of the Geronimo Landing Zone at Fort Polk, La. during Joint Readiness Training Center rotation. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Parker Gyokeres