(NOTE: Called the "Steinbeck Special" by Combat Controllers). Condition: Used, and in good shape. This coin is 1 5/8 inches in diameter, and a very hard find as this is a very small career field of elite warriors at the tip of the spear so there were not very many of them made. This challenge coin received the name "Steinbeck Special" by Combat Controllers back in the 1980s. Named after the person who designed the coin or the person who coined the phase on it.United States Air Force Combat Control Teams , singular Combat Controller , (CCT) AFSC. 1C2X1 are ground combat forces specialized in a traditional pathfinder.
Role while having a heavy emphasis on simultaneous air traffic control. And command, control, and communications.
In covert or austere environments. Assigned to Special Tactics Squadrons. Combat Controllers are an integral part of Air Force Special Operations Command. (AFSOC), the Air Force component of United States Special Operations Command. Combat Controllers are often assigned individually or as a team to Army Special Forces.Teams to provide expert air support coordination and communications capabilities. And maintain proficiency throughout their career. Many Combat Controllers also qualify and maintain proficiency as joint terminal attack controllers. (JTACs) where they call in and direct air strikes. Combat Control, like all U. Special operations forces career fields e. Army Rangers, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, etc. Out of the five Air Force Crosses. Awarded since the Global War on Terror. Started in 2001 three have been awarded to Combat Controllers for extraordinary heroism in combat.
CCT Motto: "First There, " reaffirms the Combat Controller's commitment to undertaking the most dangerous missions behind enemy lines by leading the way for other forces to follow. Air Force Special Operations Command's Combat Controllers are Battlefield Airmen assigned to special tactics squadrons. They are trained special operations forces and certified Federal Aviation Administration.The mission of a Combat Controller is to deploy undetected into combat and hostile environments to conduct special reconnaissance, establish assault zones or airfields, while simultaneously conducting air traffic control. Fire support, command, control, and communications. They deploy with air and ground forces in support of direct action.
And combat search and rescue. Combat Controllers employ all-terrain vehicles. In pursuit of their objectives, which may include obstacle destruction. NOTE: Never personally given any of the coins. All coins are guaranteed to be in excellent unless stated otherwise above.The item "Combat Control Team Airborne Air Force Challenge Coin / Army / Special Forces SK" is in sale since Friday, June 12, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1976-89\Original Period Items". The seller is "rolyat11" and is located in Panama City, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.