special tactics team


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special tactics team

A task-organized element of special tactics that may include combat control, pararescue, and combat weather personnel. Functions include austere airfield and assault zone reconnaissance, surveillance, establishment, and terminal control; terminal attack control; combat search and rescue; combat casualty care and evacuation staging; and tactical weather observations and forecasting. Also called STT. See also combat search and rescue; special operations; special operations forces; special tactics; terminal attack control.
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Later that night, the Special Tactics team controlled the C-141s that dropped the 82d Airborne troopers.
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A special tactics team frequently operates with Navy SEALS, Army Rangers and Special Forces in direct action, airfield seizure and personnel recovery missions in hostile territory.
These special tactics teams are part of the Air Force Special Operations Command, which is based in Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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