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06-16-2003, 05:32 PM
Staff Sgt. David Overton, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla., provides security as his teammates inspect a building just outside Iraq on April 29, 2003. Overton is currently assigned to a Combat Control Team (CCT) at Baghdad International Airport in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Baghdad International Airport is a primary base of operations for U.S. troops, cargo and humanitarian airlift for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Sadaam Hussein. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby) (Released)
Photo by: STAFF SGT. CHERIE A. THURLBY, 1ST COMBAT CAMERA
Record ID No. (VIRIN): 030429-F-7203T-010
link to hi rez version (1.6mb)
06-17-2003, 02:41 AM
I think he's definatley Delta, I mean c'mon! He's wearing sunglasses and has sideburns..
Seriously Trigger, thanks for posting what branch and unit he is with. Although it would have been funny to read all the bull**** that would have followed if you hadn't.
06-17-2003, 10:31 AM
What is it that the CCT's acctually do?
06-17-2003, 11:14 AM
They co-ordinate air strikes and air support, as an air-to-ground interface for the unit they are with. Sadly, one was killed on Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan.
They also set up ATC in forward areas. It seems they are pretty highspeed.
http://www.af.mil/photos/afie020308.shtml at the bottom
06-17-2003, 12:56 PM
Not a CCT, but rather than start a new thread I'll just post it here.
A Navy SEAL - Sea-Air-Land - poses for photographer Nick Kelsh at Andersen Air Force base, Guam. Kelsh said the SEAL only agreed to be photographed partly camouflaged by water. The photo is included in a new book, entitled "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces," which features some 300 photos of service members and DoD officials. Photos from the newly released book are on exhibit at the Women's Memorial in Washington, D.C., until July 8.
06-17-2003, 01:01 PM
...and one more.
030524-N-4441P-089 Central Command Area of Responsibility (May 24, 2003) -- SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) Team members board Joint Venture, High Speed Vessel Experimental One (HSV X1) for a Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) training evolution by fast roping from an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Indians” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6). SEAL Team members conduct various training evolutions with Joint Venture and are both deployed to the Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael J. Pusnik, Jr. (RELEASED)
Hi rez link :D
note the 'pirate patch' on their arms. Looks like the same guys from an earlier thread.
06-18-2003, 01:34 AM
Y'all wanna know about CCT's?
This site will tell you all you need to know:
They're high speed enough to make me not wanna become a SEAL to become a CCT. Kind of a pointless comment, but yes, they are high speed.
06-18-2003, 10:30 AM
Trigger. Prepared to be proven the photos a fake. :P
06-18-2003, 12:32 PM
I made the same mistake on another thread claiming the photos where fake and I forget to in my hasty response to right click on the pics and click on properties to see where the pic is originally from. Unless some hackers hacked into the site and posted some fake stuff.
06-18-2003, 12:49 PM
These pics all came from DoD websites. If they're fake, don't look at me.
06-18-2003, 01:02 PM
They are for real. Just released on the news.navy.mil website. They are the same dudes from the SEAL thread aboard the HSV - X1 on May 24th, 2003. Previous pictures of SEAL's rapelling were from a MH-53 'Pave Low' and a CH-46D on Jan 17th, 2003.
Nice pic's Trigger!
06-18-2003, 04:26 PM
hehe. I was being sarcastic seeing how the other photo was recieved. :D
06-19-2003, 01:36 PM
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Special tactics forces from here navigate their Zodiac in an undisclosed training location. Special Tactics is the Air Force's Special Operations ground combat force.
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Combat controllers from here train at an undisclosed location. Air Force combat controller teams support special operations under clandestine, covert or low-visibility conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo)
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Combat weathermen participate in training exercises. (Courtesy photo)
Today's forecast: Heavy steel rain followed by gusty winds! :D
07-03-2003, 12:42 PM
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