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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Brown was one of the combat controllers who coordinated with Koren, and he served as the special tactics team leader on the "Torrijos" side of Torrijos-Tocumen.
(23) These teams include Army Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) teams; Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) platoons; Marine special operations teams, Air Force special tactics teams; and operational aviation detachments.
These special tactics teams are part of the Air Force Special Operations Command, which is based in Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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