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4 OSS ATC Airmen manage air traffic control at SJAFB

Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller apprentice, uses binoculars to locate distant aircraft, check on landing gear, and look for birds at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020.

Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller apprentice, uses binoculars to locate distant aircraft, check on landing gear, and look for birds at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. Romero ensured the safety of air traffic on the ground and in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Senior Airman Elias De La Torre, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman, uses an enhance terminal voice switch (ETVS) to communicate with base facilities, aircraft and flightline vehicles at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020.

Senior Airman Elias De La Torre, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman, uses an enhance terminal voice switch (ETVS) to communicate with base facilities, aircraft and flightline vehicles at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. De La Torre used the land lines and frequencies on the ETVS to provide safe and orderly flow of aircraft on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, practices using a light gun to direct aircraft and vehicles that do not have communication with the ATC tower at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020.

Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, practices using a light gun to direct aircraft and vehicles that do not have communication with the ATC tower at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. The signals are memorized by air crew members and those who drive on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 333rd Fighter Squadron takes off at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020.

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 333rd Fighter Squadron takes off at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the Strike Eagle the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night and in different climates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

A KC-46A Pegasus from the 916th Air Refueling Wing takes off at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020.

A KC-46A Pegasus from the 916th Air Refueling Wing takes off at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. The Pegasus is able to refuel most fixed-wing, receiver-capable aircraft and can accommodate a mixed load of passengers, aeromedical evacuation and cargo capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Senior Airman Nathan Puffinberger, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman (left), and Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4 OSS ATC apprentice (right), use binoculars to locate distant aircraft, check on landing gear and look for birds at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020.

Senior Airman Nathan Puffinberger, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control journeyman (left), and Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4 OSS ATC apprentice (right), use binoculars to locate distant aircraft, check on landing gear and look for birds at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. Puffinberger and Romero used visual radar and non-radar means to control air traffic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Airman 1st Class Noah Romero, 4th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller apprentice, uses binoculars to locate distant aircraft, check on landing gear, and look for birds at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2020. Romero ensured the safety of air traffic on the ground and in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)
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