Tag Archives: TACP

Not All Airmen Fly: TACPS Are Best of Both Worlds


Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA (SGT Cody Quinn) – Spend a moment on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and you will hear the siren wail of an Air Force jet pierce the sky. The steady roar from McChord Air Field has become part of the daily rhythm for area residents.  It would be easy to assume the Air Force’s sole focus is putting …

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TACP Receives Second Silver Star

Operation Enduring Freedom

POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, NC (1st Lt. Cheesman) – Master Sgt. Thomas Case, a tactical air control party Airman in the 18th Air Support Operations Group here, received his second Silver Star medal Nov. 13, 2014, for heroic actions during a 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. The Silver Star medal is the U.S. military’s third highest military decoration for valor. It is …

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US, Latvian TACPs Join Forces for Operation Northern Strike

Northern Strike 2014

GRAYLING, MI (SSG Lealan Buehrer)- Tactical air control party specialists with the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron and the Latvian military joined forces August 2014 to sharpen their special operations skills at the 3rd-annual Operation Northern Strike in Grayling, Michigan. The exercise brought the TACPs to one of the largest, most comprehensive training centers in the nation to fight as …

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Tactical Air Control Party (TACP/JTAC)


A Tactical Air Control Party (TACP; pronounced TAC-P), is usually a team of two or more United States Air Force Tactical Air Controllers (AFSC 1C4X1), sometimes including an Air Liaison Officer (a qualified aviator), which is assigned to a United States Army combat maneuver unit, either conventional or special operational, to advise ground commanders on the best use of air …

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