RAPCON: Airfield operators keep control

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jovan Banks
  • 8th Fighter WIng Public Affairs

8th Operation Support Squadron radar approach control personnel tested their ability to provide safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic despite contested environments during 7th Air Force’s Vigilant Defense 24 Combined Flying Training Exercise, Nov. 1.

During Vigilant Defense, more than 25 various types of fighter, cargo, tanker, and reconnaissance aircraft from the U.S., ROK, and Royal Australian air forces are conducting flight operations in the military operating areas above the ROK. 8th OSS air traffic controllers from RAPCON were there to assist in managing the increase in flight operations conducted in ROK MOAs and enabled 8th Fighter Wing F-16s to hone their “Take the Fight North” capabilities by directing their movements to coordinates within the Vigilant Defense scenario.