JTAC Support Operation Spartan Shield [Image 1 of 9]
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, communicates with a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet supporting Operation Spartan Shield on Sept. 11, 2012, Southwest Asia. JTAC's establish and maintain command and control communications, control air traffic, naval gun fire and provide precision terminal attack guidance of U.S. and coalition close air support. Parks hometown is Hampstead, N.C.
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Photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder