My first U.S. Air Force assignment was with the 3rd Combat Communications Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. I worked on a tactical telephone switch. I did two tours in the Middle East in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. This was all before Sept 11th.
Our mission was simple – deploy tactical communications capabilities in support of the war fighter in any part of the world at anytime.
It hard to really explain that to someone who hasn’t done it themselves. I was really happy to see this YouTube video get posted on the Air Force’s official YouTube channel. Though the equipment has changed, the mission is the same.
“Above and Beyond. Anytime, Anywhere.”