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TACPs work outside the wire, Aug. 1, 2012


By Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

“Because of you, I get to go home to my daughter.” Tactical air control party (TACP) members provide close air support for U.S. Army Soldiers while deployed. Read how TACPs live between blue and green and view the TACP – outside the wire photo set.

Photo: Army unit patches hang next to Air Force name tapes and uniforms at the 14th ASOS at Fort Bragg, N.C. To match their Army counterparts, TACP Airmen wear different uniforms in theater and in training. At the squadron, Airmen here have their own cage-locker, where they store gear and uniforms for use in training and real-world emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel)

Photo of the day, Dec. 14, 2011

Photo: U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steve Roeper, a 107th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron weapons load crew member, performs a rack inspection and cleaning on a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt close air support aircraft at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2011. The A-10 can employ a wide variety of conventional munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs and others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Corey Hook)