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Posted: 10/10/2007 8:51:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 8:52:00 PM EST by BushmasterGuy77]
You have to be pretty physically fit for both and they both have the Job of calling in airstrikes. I know that one of the main differences is that TACPs work Primarily with the Army, but what else is different between the two?

And do we have any ETACs or Combat Controllers here on ARFCOM? If so, what do/did you think of it? Like or Dislike? Any combat and non-combat stories that you want to share?

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:00:17 PM EST
Info here and here. Yes we have at least one ETAC/TACP on this board, not sure about CCTs. Might want to ask over in HoH.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:02:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chairborne:
Info here and here. Yes we have at least one ETAC/TACP on this board, not sure about CCTs. Might want to ask over in HoH.


Thanks for the links.

I feel that alot of people don't know what these guys do... or that they even exist for the matter.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:04:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By BushmasterGuy77:

Originally Posted By Chairborne:
Info here and here. Yes we have at least one ETAC/TACP on this board, not sure about CCTs. Might want to ask over in HoH.


Thanks for the links.

I feel that alot of people don't know what these guys do... or that they even exist for the matter.


You're right, and they like it that way. Quiet professionals. I think they are (especially CCT) about the coolest mofos in the entire .mil, but I haven't worked directly with them. I have worked with PJs, but they are more about saving lives than taking them, still bad asses though.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:12:52 PM EST
Know two guys that were ccts much respect for both. These guys are bad asses. One i got to be pretty good friends with he will tell me some stories, He was back in Vietnam. Other one i don't as well but really cool guy and someone i wouldn't f@#k with.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:22:27 PM EST
We had some assigned to our TOC, and they had some pretty sweet equipment for comms and were good guys to work with.

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:31:40 PM EST
I just had to be in the same squadron as those CCT's. There at Medina LTA, they would be up at 430 running and carrying telephone poles and boats and crap while I slept in till 0600 and got to go study in an air-conditioned building.

The class going through when I was there at Medina was in trouble because they stopped in at the Burger king on Lackland and set the boat down out front and one of the cadre caught them. That and I had to deal with the implications of the CCT and the PJ's having strippers in the day room in the next building over. The squadron was on lockdown for a good number of weeks from that issue.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:33:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
I just had to be in the same squadron as those CCT's. There at Medina LTA, they would be up at 430 running and carrying telephone poles and boats and crap while I slept in till 0600 and got to go study in an air-conditioned building.

The class going through when I was there at Medina was in trouble because they stopped in at the Burger king on Lackland and set the boat down out front and one of the cadre caught them. That and I had to deal with the implications of the CCT and the PJ's having strippers in the day room in the next building over. The squadron was on lockdown for a good number of weeks from that issue.


They seem to know how to Party.

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:36:03 PM EST
Yeah, word was that the Capt. showed up that evening and caught them all in coitus interruptus. That was a couple weeks before I showed up but I know I got to field day the barracks every weekend for a while because of it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:37:48 PM EST
Nice to see some acknowledgement for Chair Force troops


Those boys do some damned important work and should get more recognition than they do.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:38:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
Yeah, word was that the Capt. showed up that evening and caught them all in coitus interruptus. That was a couple weeks before I showed up but I know I got to field day the barracks every weekend for a while because of it.


Were you Navy / Marine Corps before you got "reblued"?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:40:50 PM EST
umm, I wasn't reblued, I was pipeline Airforce. The EOD folks were in the same squadron as the CCT, PJ's, TACP, and the SERE instructors. Everyone was lumped in to the same squadron there in the asscrack of the Lackland Training Annex in the same two buildings.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:41:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 9:42:01 PM EST by Chairborne]

Originally Posted By JS98010:

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
Yeah, word was that the Capt. showed up that evening and caught them all in coitus interruptus. That was a couple weeks before I showed up but I know I got to field day the barracks every weekend for a while because of it.


Were you Navy / Marine Corps before you got "reblued"?


What gave it away? Should he have said "I got to GI Party the dorm every weekend for a while because of it." For some reason I still think he is a non-zoomie but I could be wrong.

ETA: Memory is one of the first things to go.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:45:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 9:53:40 PM EST by Wingnut116ACW]

Originally Posted By Chairborne:
What gave it away? Should he have said "I got to GI Party the dorm every weekend for a while because of it." For some reason I still think he is a non-zoomie but I could be wrong.

ETA: Memory is one of the first things to go.


Eh, you're sorta right, I spent 4 years in high school as Navy JROTC. I always think of things in terms of a deck, bulkhead, cover, etc... though I was Air Force the length of my service.


ETA: Those CCT's and TACP's are all badass and the TACP's are undergoing a TACP modernization program aimed to upgrade the communications systems they are utilizing and should provide cutting-edge solutions to help them perform their very important jobs.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 9:52:33 PM EST
Then there's fucked-up people like me. . .

ex-ET2, USN

Now SSgt. 2E171 (Mostly wideband, though)
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 11:50:23 PM EST
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