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This Air Force Officer Looks Like He's Serving On Another Planet

Look at this badass soldier. In this beautiful picture, First Lt Drew Parks helps guide an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet through the gorgeous, star-speckled night sky of Kuwait as a part of Operation Spartan Shield.

Parks is a joint terminal attack controller (JTAC), meaning he helps things along in the air — communications, air traffic, gun fire, attack plans and general support — from the ground. It’s hard work that requires a great deal of focus. And that amazing view makes his post all the more impressive.

Image: US Air Force/Staff Sgt Jonathan Snyder


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