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Enduring Freedom

After establishing a runway and clearing airspace, combat controllers (CCT) give a C-130 take off clearance and provide air traffic control while during a mission to establish and assess an airfield March 15, 2003 at an undisclosed location in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Air Force combat controllers are organized, trained, and equipped to conduct clandestine, covert, or low visibility operations. These teams establish and control air assault zones, conduct limited offensive, direct action and special reconnaissance operations and assist in the insertion and extraction of Special Operations Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock) (Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock Released
VIRIN: 030315-F-1644L-031.JPG
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