The documentary shows the United States Air force Special Tactics and how they are deployed. Special Tactics Squadrons consist of Special Tactics Officers, Combat Controllers, Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, Air Force Special Operations Weather Technicians, Air Liaison Officers, Tactical Air Control Party operators, and a number of combat support airmen which comprise 58 Air Force specialities. These unique skill sets create an ability for the USAF special tactics group be able to work alongside the other departments of US defence in combat operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan as well as disaster relief like Hurricane Katrina.
Combat Controllers are FAA-certified air traffic controllers and maintain proficiency throughout their career.Many Combat Controllers also qualify and maintain proficiency as joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) where they call in and direct air strikes, close air support and fire support during battle.Combat Control, like all U.S. special operations forces career field like Army Rangers, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs these positions are male-only.
Pararescuemen: They wear the maroon beret as a symbol of their elite status, and to symbolize the blood shed by past PJs, as well as the blood current PJs are willing to shed to save lives. Part of the little-known Air Force Special Operations community and long an enlisted preserve, the Pararescue service began commissioning Combat Rescue Officers early in the 21st century.