combat control team


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combat control team

A small task organized team of Air Force parachute and combat diver qualified personnel trained and equipped to rapidly establish and control drop, landing, and extraction zone air traffic in austere or hostile conditions. They survey and establish terminal airheads as well as provide guidance to aircraft for airlift operations. They provide command and control, and conduct reconnaissance, surveillance, and survey assessments of potential objective airfields or assault zones. They also can perform limited weather observations and removal of obstacles or unexploded ordinance with demolitions. Also called CCT.
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The closest thing we had to a tactical air control party member or joint terminal attack controller was our combat control teams, or CCTs.
Battlefield Airmen are the tactical air control parties (TACPs), pararescue, battlefield weather, combat control teams, special tactics officers and combat rescue officers.

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