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Fab Shindan's air traffic controllers are responsible for the safety of the vehicles and personnel operating on the airfields runways, ramps, and taxi ways. ATC Master Sergeant Grant Ulmer says his duties and available resources have changed drastically since he first arrived.

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Air Force air traffic control in Afghanistan

Fab Shindan’s air traffic controllers are responsible for the safety of the vehicles and personnel operating on the airfields runways, ramps, and taxi ways. ATC Master Sergeant Grant Ulmer says his duties and available resources have changed drastically since he first arrived.

 

Footage of air traffic controllers monitoring incoming and outgoing aircraft at Forward Operating Base Shindand in Western Afghanistan. Provided by American Forces Network Afghanistan.

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: neilwmccabe@gmail.com Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.

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