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24th SOW hosts Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course

A special operations operator kneels in high grass while talking into his radio gear as part of close air support training during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020

A special operations troop prepares to conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions and receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A pair of special operations troops kneel on one knee at night, lit only from low intensity red lighting. Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020.

Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions to receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A pair of special operations troops stand facing away from the camera back-lit by a golden sunset. The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps conducted close air support training during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020

Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions to receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A special operations troop works at night with only his head and shoulders dimly lit by his tablet. The troop prepares to conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020.

A special operations troop prepares to conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions and receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter hovers in side profile against a backdrop of white clouds in a blue sky.

An HH-60 Pave Hawk participates in a close air support mission during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions and receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A special operations troop uses a stylus to update his handheld tablet device with sand and tall grass in the background.

A special operations troop conducts close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions to receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A special operations troop stands with his backpack to the camera looking over a landing area of sand and tall grass with mixed clouds in a blue sky in the background.

A special operations troop conducts close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 5, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches and foreign partners to conduct CAS missions to receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A half dozen special operations troops stand spaced apart in a line profiled by a narrow streak of sunset in the background. Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps conducted close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020.

Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members to conduct CAS missions and receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A single special operations troop kneels on one knee in front of a rapidly fading sunset. The troop is using night vision equipment as the light fades.

A special operations troop conducts close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches to conduct CAS missions and receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

AVON PARK, Fla. --

Special operations troops from the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps conduct close air support during the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Avon Park Florida, Aug. 6, 2020. SOTACC is a 5-week course, hosted by the 24th Special Operations Wing, which allows special operations members from all branches as well as foreign partners to conduct CAS missions to receive their Joint Terminal Attack Controller certification. This JTAC course is the only one in the Department of Defense specially designed for special operations members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)