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Two nations, one mission: U.S. TACP, Thai CCT join forces
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Danny Aboy, tactical air control party joint terminal attack controller with the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, Washington Air National Guard and Royal Thai air force Flying Officer Jirot Prasoetampaisakul, 2nd Company 3rd Battalion Special Operations combat control team member, observe as a simulated close air support attack is called in during COPE Tiger 19 at Chandy Range, Thailand, March 15, 2019. Two U.S. Air Force TACP/JTACs conducted a subject matter exchange with three Thai combat control team airmen during COPE Tiger 2019, a two-week multilateral field training exercise. COPE Tiger not only involved flying operations but also offers combat maneuver support opportunities for troops on the ground, utilizing airpower from the U.S. Air Force, Royal Thai air force, and Republic of Singapore air force on a simulated battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)