• 3rd ASOS prepares Airmen beyond tactical edge with arctic training exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron participated in a training exercise at Delta Junction, Alaska, March 20-24, 2023. The training exercise tested the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) and Special Warfare Mission Support (SWMS) Airmen on their ability to conduct operations in

  • 3rd ASOS Arctic Warfighters participate in Operation Agipen 2

    Enduring and operating in arctic environments like Alaska is critical in maintaining unrivaled Arctic Warfighters– such as the tactical air control party specialists assigned to Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron at JBER.

  • 3rd ASOS TACPs climb to new heights

    Tactical air control party specialists assigned to Detachment 1, 3rd Air support Operations Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, held mountaineering training at Sunshine Ridge, Alaska, July 20 and 22, 2022. The training consisted of leaning how to use rock climbing tools and techniques

  • Below zero, above the rest

    Members of Det. 1, 3rd ASOS completed a three-day field training exercise to certify new tactical air control party Airmen as combat mission ready and familiarize the team with cold-weather operations. (U.S. Air Force photos by Capt. Kay Magdalena Nissen)

  • Arctic Anvil executes multi-domain operations on a large-scale

    During the last RED FLAG-Alaska exercise of the year, forces banded together for Arctic Anvil, a military training exercise which took place Oct. 9-21 at the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely.Arctic Anvil is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise that included live, virtual

  • TACP Airmen raise the bar at Cascade Challenge 2016

    Walking through terrain consistent to a wet sponge for hours that seemed like days; their boots are soaked and feet pruned.Dehydration sets in and cramping starts, but they keep going one step at a time because they know the pain is only temporary and there is a competition to be won.