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Air-to-ground attacks coordinated by 320 STS, 5th ANGLICO

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron communicates with a U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Combat controllers execute complex air-to-ground missions that integrate ground-based radio operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft in combat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron communicates with a U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Combat controllers execute complex air-to-ground missions that integrate ground-based radio operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft in combat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat controller from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and a Marine joint terminal attack controller from the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, wield 40 mm grenade launchers during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. The launchers are used to shoot out smoke grenades as a visual marker for friendly aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat controller from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and a Marine joint terminal attack controller from the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, wield 40 mm grenade launchers during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. The launchers are used to shoot out smoke grenades as a visual marker for friendly aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and U.S. Marine Corps marine joint terminal attack controllers from the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, coordinate air-to-ground attacks during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. The combat controller and JTAC members coordinated air attacks with B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and HH-60 Sea Hawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and U.S. Marine Corps marine joint terminal attack controllers from the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, coordinate air-to-ground attacks during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. The combat controller and JTAC members coordinated air attacks with B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and HH-60 Sea Hawks from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 fires a captive-air-training missile March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Navy helicopters were called in for air-to-ground attacks by service members from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force during the joint training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 fires a captive-air-training missile March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Navy helicopters were called in for air-to-ground attacks by service members from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force during the joint training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and U.S. Marine Corps marine joint terminal attack controllers from the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, call in close air support March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Members of the 320th STS and III MEF frequently training together to in order to maintain an understanding of each other's practices and  capabilities. Combat control Airmen and JTAC Marines are experts at calling in air support in hostile, complex environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and U.S. Marine Corps marine joint terminal attack controllers from the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, call in close air support March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Members of the 320th STS and III MEF frequently training together to in order to maintain an understanding of each other's practices and capabilities. Combat control Airmen and JTAC Marines are experts at calling in air support in hostile, complex environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron fires a 40 mm grenade launcher during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. The Airman joined a joint training exercise with U.S. Marines from the III Marine Expeditionary Force to pursue advanced JTAC qualifications. Smoke grenades are used as a visual marker for friendly aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron fires a 40 mm grenade launcher during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. The Airman joined a joint training exercise with U.S. Marines from the III Marine Expeditionary Force to pursue advanced JTAC qualifications. Smoke grenades are used as a visual marker for friendly aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron communicates with a U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Combat controllers execute complex air-to-ground missions that integrate ground-based radio operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft in combat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)