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BATTLEFIELD AIRMEN OVERVIEW

Posted 1/9/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Battlefield Airmen
Battlefield Airmen are extensively-trained, volunteer Airmen who provide unique air and space power expertise in a land combat environment, often far into hostile territory. This small, mostly enlisted group is essential to the Air Force mission, providing a key link between the air and ground. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Battlefield Airmen are extensively-trained, volunteer Airmen who provide unique air and space power expertise in a land combat environment, often far into hostile territory. This small, mostly enlisted group is essential to the Air Force mission, providing a key link between the air and ground. 

Battlefield Airmen conduct unique ground operations that assist, control, enable and execute air and space power. These include surveillance, weather forecasting, airfield surveying, air traffic control, directing air strikes, airdrop marking, trauma care and personnel recovery (including downed aircrews). Different Battlefield Airmen specialties are sometimes combined into Special Tactics teams that work independently or with other U.S. conventional and unconventional forces. Always in high demand, they bring to bear potent air and space power that has an effect far beyond their small numbers.

Click on the following links to learn more about Battlefield Airmen specialties.

Combat Controllers and Special Tactics Officers
Tactical Air Control Parties
Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers
Combat Weathermen and Officers

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