A-10 Maverick launch and JTACs

Air Force photograph by William R. Lewis
Staff Sgt. Tyler Hill, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller Instructor assigned to the 6th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., conducts target correlation with a pair of A-10s flying over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Aug. 3, 2022. JTACs provide close air support integration to U.S. and coalition forces.

 

Air Force photograph by William R. Lewis
An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., fires an AGM-65D Maverick missile over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Aug. 3, 2022. The AGM-65D is a tactical, air-to-surface guided missile designed for close air support, interdiction and defense suppression mission.

 

Air Force photograph by William R. Lewis
An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada, Aug. 3, 2022. The 422nd TES is a geographically separated unit of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.

 

Air Force photograph by William R. Lewis
Four Joint Terminal Attack Controllers assigned to the 6th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., display the Tactical Air Control Party flag after completing a mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Aug. 3, 2022. As members of Air Force Special Warfare, TACP specialists imbed with Army and Marine units on the frontline with the incredible responsibility of calling in an air strike on the right target at just the right time.

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