News>73rd EACS ensures air control, data link throughout the skies of Afghanistan
Airman 1st Class Drew Thompson, 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron ground-radar technician, examines a radar site picture. The system can be used to capture all aerial activity in the skies surrounding Kandahar Airfield. The system can pick-up and track aircraft in and out of the area of responsibility, keeping leaders up to date on the various movement of fighters, reconnaissance and cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russell Martin)
Airman 1st Class Joseph Benedict, 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron RF-transmission systems specialist, tests send and receive functions using a PSC5 transmitter. The radio and equipment that is operated and maintained by the 73rd EACS provides tactical communication and support between soldiers in the field and Airmen providing overwatch in the skies above Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russell Martin)
Airman 1st Class Drew Thompson, 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron ground-radar technician, checks a transmitter wave form ensuring that the long range radar system is operating within system specifications. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russell Martin)
Senior Airman James Brandt, 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron power-production specialist removes an oil filter in an MEP-806 generator. The generator and others like it are used to power many of the systems at Camp Palomino here where the 73rd EACS operates. Outside the wire, power-production is instrumental in ensuring forces can operate their communication equipment and maintain constant contact with soldiers on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russell Martin)
by Master Sgt. Russell Martin
451st Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
1/12/2013 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron here supports the mission of enduring and persistent airpower through air control and data link support. They make sure a constant radar feed is available from various sources throughout Afghanistan.