Inside combat controller training and other stories in this week's Air Force Times


Get an inside look at combat controller training, where only the strong survive.

After a 10-day course meant to be a “kick in the balls” to weed out the weak, airmen spend four months at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., for intense physical training and classroom work.

Also, meet the longest serving active-duty colonel in the Air Force, who has gone TDY 167 times, fought in three wars and was one of the first airmen to receive the Ranger Tab.

He originally only planned to serve four years.

And Air Force Academy cadets who got in trouble for smoking spice told OSI agents that boredom and curiosity led them to try the substance.

At least eight cadets have been expelled as of June and more investigations are ongoing.

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