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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: She got eyes of blue, body curves, legs that will shake the earth.

Staff Sgt. Steven Stein, (right) a joint terminal air controller from the 11th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3rd Air Support Group, which supports the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, works with other members of his JTAC team to plot targets during a joint training exercise at the Bollen Live-Fire Range Complex, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The JTAC controllers are working with C-17A Globemaster III and A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft in the mountainous, snowy terrain of central Pennsylvania. Bollen Range is operated by the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, and supports live-fire training activities for most fighter units as well as helicopter, heavy transport and special mission aircraft in the northeastern United States.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Greg L. Davis, 6 FEB 2014.)

Late Night Nookie #soldierporn: Showboating.

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets deploy heat flairs during a combat patrol in support of ground troops in Afghanistan. Trust between joint terminal attack controllers and pilots serves as an important aspect of close air support missions.

(Photo by Staff Sergeant Aaron Allman, 15 DEC 2008.)

Hawg at play.

Lt. Col. Brian Burger, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot and the 188th Fighter Wing operations group commander, Fort Smith Air National Guard fires off a flare while banking into a high angle firing position during a training exercise on Razorback Range located at Fort Chaffee maneuver training center. The 188th, in preparation for its second deployment to Afghanistan with the A-10, conducted training with Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from different branches of service to sharpen its close air support mission. During this exercise, JTACs from the 75th Ranger Regiment provided forward control.

(Photo by Master Sergeant Benjamin Bloker, 4 JUN 2012.)

Fire for effect.

Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Cook, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller instructor from the 75th Ranger Regiment out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, communicates target information to A10’s flying overhead during a training exercise on Razorback Range located at Fort Chaffee maneuver training center, Arkansas.

(Photo by Master Sergeant Benjamin Bloker, 6 JUN 2012.)