Night Mission

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cristobal Galindo, a joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) with the 807th Expeditionary Air Support Squadron, prepares the radios in a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle before a mission in Afghanistan Oct. 12, 2011. JTACs embedded with and provided Army ground maneuver units expertise in planning and controlling combat air resources. Galindo provided ground commanders with direct communications to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and combat close air support aircraft. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen, U.S. Air Force/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cristobal Galindo, a joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) with the 807th Expeditionary Air Support Squadron, prepares the radios in a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle before a mission in Afghanistan Oct. 12, 2011. JTACs embedded with and provided Army ground maneuver units expertise in planning and controlling combat air resources. Galindo provided ground commanders with direct communications to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and combat close air support aircraft. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen, U.S. Air Force/Released)