A combat control instructor gives commands to trainees during an early morning water circuit training session Feb. 12, 2015, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Combat controllers are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. The instructor is assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Operating Location-C.
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What Air Force Combat Controllers Go Through To Earn Their Titles
Air Force combat controllers undergo two years of training to become the most highly trained entry-level special operators in the world.
Staff Sgt. Steven Howell, tank commander and Yucca Valley, Calif., native with Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, maneuvers through rough terrain on a dirt bike.
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New Spec Ops Dirt Bikes Combine Stealth And Speed
These powerful stealth dirt bikes can generate energy for critical battlefield needs and are no louder than an electric toothbrush.
Capt. Matthew D. Roland, Class of 2010 of the U.S. Air Force Academy, was killed in action in Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2015. He posthumously received the Silver Star medal for his actions the day he died, when he acted quickly to save the lives of his teammates. (Courtesy photo/Released)
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UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Gave His Life To Warn Others Of Insider Attack
Capt. Roland could have saved himself, but instead yelled, "Insider attack!" moments before being shot and killed.