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  • Lajes ATC enables trans-Atlantic bridge

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to 65th Air Base Squadron Air Traffic Control worked alongside Portuguese air force service members to facilitate the movement of aircraft at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, April 26, 2022.

  • On the ground or in the air, OSS keeps watch out there

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Keona Woods, 39th Operations Support Squadron radar approach and control watch supervisor, monitors the surrounding airspace Nov. 25, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Air Force RAPCON facilities conduct 24/7 surveillance of their airspaces to ensure safe air traffic

  • RAPCON Airmen keep eyes in the sky

    Imagine traffic cops guiding vehicles at major road intersections: they don’t just dance in the middle of the road, make funny hand gestures and blow whistles all day. They ensure traffic flows smoothly without vehicles hitting each other. In the world of radar control, the principle is the same: