726th Air Control Squadron returns from deployment

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A staff sergeant from the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base holds his son Monday after returning from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia. The squadron was in country to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

Nearly 200 members of the 726th Air Control Squadron returned Monday after a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 726th ACS has a a wide-spread mission, including enemy surveillance and identification, weapons control, joint and combined data-link connectivity, theater air defense, and battle management of assigned air assets.

During its deployment, the squadron became the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, executing tactical control of the air campaign through the operation and maintenance of various tactical sensors and communications.

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