Detachment 3, 342nd Training Squadron
Published March 16, 2006
Detachment 3, 342nd Training Squadron, 37th Training Group, Lackland A ir Force Base, Texas, instructs the basic Tactical Air Command and Control Apprentice Course and the Tactical Air Command and Control Craftsman Course. This is a Community College of the Air Force affiliated school.
Detachment 3 trains Airmen to directly assist, control, enable, and execute operational air and space power functions in the forward battle space independent of an established airbase or its perimeter defenses. Airmen will be trained on the following objectives: portable, vehicle mounted, and satellite radio communications, tactical vehicle operations, map reading, day and night land navigation, Global Positioning System, small unit tactics,cover, concealment, and camouflage, Tactical Air Control System and Army Air Ground System; Close Air Support Procedures; and how to utilize multiple command assets in joint combat operations to plan and execute tactical air and ground weapons resources in direct support of Army ground maneuver units.
Upon graduation, Airmen are normally assigned to Army installations worldwide. They may be employed alone or as part of an Air Force, joint, interagency or coalition force, to support combatant commander’s objectives and may operate under the most austere conditions for extended periods.
Graduates will perform and manage TACP and ASOC operations. Graduates of the Tactical Air Command and Control Apprentice course will attend S-V80-A, Combat Survival Training, at Fairchild Air Force Base upon completion of technical training.
Graduates of the Tactical Air Command and Control course selected for Basic Parachutist training will attend S-V80-A, Combat Survival Training, following completion of basic parachutist course. This specialty is a member of Battlefield Airman career field grouping.