U.S. Air Force TACP wall canvas 40”x28” Framed and ready to hang. Death on Call AIR CONTROL PARTY SPECIALIST (TACP). This unique design was done in house by ManSeeManWant and won't be found anywhere else. The picture is printed in high definition on canvas material and stretched onto a wooden frame and is ready to be hung on a wall.
The Tactical Air Control Party, commonly abbreviated TACP, is a small team of air force or marine personnel who provide airspace deconfliction and terminal control of close air support at battlegroup level or below. It usually consists of an officer forward air controller (FAC), a senior non-commissioned officer (SNCO) FAC and usually a pair of signallers/drivers. A USAF TACP is usually a team of two or more United States Air Force enlisted TACP journeymen or craftsmen (AFSC 1C4X1) aligned with a conventional or special operational United States Army combat maneuver unit to advise ground commanders on the best use of air power, establish and maintain command and control communications, and provide precision terminal attack guidance of U.S. and coalition fixed-wing and rotary-wing close air support aircraft, artillery, and naval gunfire.
A TACP always includes at least one Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) qualified to control attack aircraft. It can also include an Air Liaison Officer (ALO), an Air Force commissioned officer who is typically aeronautically rated as a pilot or navigator/combat systems officer in fighter or attack aircraft who is often JTAC qualified and serves in a senior advisor capacity. As of 2009 the TACP career field has created a full time TACP officer, the 13L. The 13L is also known as a Tactical Air Control Officer (TACO) and if JTAC qualified they are known as a JTACO. JTAC teams are primarily stationed with and support Army combat units.