Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Air Traffic Control / Air Support

Air traffic controllers monitor and coordinate air traffic and vehicles within the designated areas of an established airport control zone, expeditionary airfield or remote area landing site. Air Support Marines coordinate with aircraft and ground forces in order to provide direct and 
indirect close fire support.

Initial Training
After recruit training, these Marines will either complete Air Traffic Control Basic Course at Pensacola, Fla., the Air Control Electronics Operator Course at Quantico, Va, or the Air Support Operations Operator Course at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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