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Operation Enduring Freedom

After establishing a runway and clearing air space, Combat Controllers (CCT) give a C-130 take off clearance while conducting Air Traffic and Control procedures during a training mission (to establish and assess an airfield) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at an undisclosed location in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CCT is a team of Air Force personnel organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support Special Operations under clandestine, covert, or low visibility conditions. These teams establish and control air assault zones; assist aircraft by verbal control, positioning and operating navigation aids; conduct limited offensive, direct action and special reconnaissance operations and assist in the insertion and extraction of Special Operations Forces. NOT CLEARED FOR RELEASE, U.S. Air Force Photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock.

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock.
VIRIN: 040709-F-0000W-002.JPG
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