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  • Emergency at 580 feet

    It’s a quiet weekend afternoon, and there’s only one air traffic controller in Shaw Tower.That controller is Staff Sgt. Samuel McLean, 20th Operations Support Squadron ATC watch supervisor, and he is currently discussing the single U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon on approach with radar approach

  • Training the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers

    From organizing and expediting ground to air traffic, to issuing instructions and monitoring aircraft in air space over the ocean off the continental United States, the U.S. Air Force’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) Airmen are trained to the highest of standards

  • ATC Airmen orchestrate sound of freedom

    During a symphony, the conductor stands above his team and raises his baton, directing a multitude of individuals operating different equipment and creating something beautiful to the ear. Without worry for their fellow instrumentalists, the musicians train their eyes on the individual in front of