117th Air Control Squadron members train at Warner-Robins

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  • By 2nd Lt. Michelle Wincell
  • 117th Air Control Squadron
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 117th Air Control Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard trained at the 116th Air Control Wing for three days during February. 117ACS Airmen attended mission planning and intelligence briefs during the first day of training.

On the second day of training, they toured an E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System aircraft. The J-STARS aircraft stationed at Warner-Robins provides ground surveillance and battle management by tracking ground movements then communicates to command posts in real-time.

"The training was productive and eye opening", said 1st. Lt. Joseph Rudy. "It definitely gives us a framework as we look to revamp some internal programs." Capt. Eli Grimm said, "This trip was value added for both of our units. It helped to reemphasize the cross organizational potential of the C2/ISR assets available to the Georgia Air National Guard and our nation."