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February 09, 2005

Answer to the Trivia Quiz

Well, most of you got the unit right...the unit he SUPPORTS, not the unit he's assigned to. The latter would be: Det 1, 4th Air Support Operations Group, Camp Ederle, Italy.

Yup. He's an Enlisted Tactical Air Controller with the 173rd.

The big-@ss ruck is something we've been nugging away at reducing for a number of years. Needless to say, we've got a ways to go. Good news is, the 70+ pounds of different radios and batteries is being reduced to a more manageable size with the PRC-117F (mulit-band, programmable, lighter, etc.) Putting one on the Secretary of the Air Force (at that time...), just after we got back from Albania supporting TF HAWK, when he stopped by Mannheim (HQ for the 4th ASOS, the squadron that sets up and runs the ASOC at Corps) did a lot to get the point across...his official escort becoming the USAF Chief of Staff two years later didn't hurt either.)