Eye of the Storm - Volume 2
The Gulf War on Terror
The Eye of the Storm - Vol 2
The Gulf War on Terror Years
Almost as soon as the second hijacked 767 struck the south tower of the world trade center, Air Force Combat Controllers began to report to their bases and pack their gear.
Spread around the world in special tactics squadrons, these airmen would provide the lightly armed U.S. Army Special Forces teams with a number of capabilities that would turn them into world-class killing machines.
John D. Gresham Author, "Air Force Combat Controllers at War" Afghanistan 2001 "These single Americans had the power to conjure lightning bolts out of the sky......... ....…what happened in Afghanistan is one of the most extraordinary stories in military history."
Mark Bowden Author, "Blackhawk Down" Somalia, 1999 - "Individually, they are specially selected, specially trained, and, in support of special operations, almost daily bring American Air Power to bear on our nation’s enemies.
This recent history of USAF Combat Control Team (CCT) missions is a well written synopsis of the little known Air Commando unit. Air Force Combat Controllers are like the proverbial AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD, Army and Navy special operators seldom leave home without them. Combat Controllers provide the lightly-armed Special Forces - operating deep behind enemy lines - with the aviation fire-power they often need to get out of tight spots.
As the Editor of Armada International Magazine said: "It is the story of the 'operators' who tiptoe through the enemy's backyard and sit on their lawn furniture whilst calling in a strike on their house. There are many true heroes in any conflict, and CCT - The Eye of the Storm manages to shift one's focus to the warriors who are behind the lines even before the lines have been drawn."
In addition to combat operations, CCT has been instrumental in Humanitarian Missions. They were key in the recovery of the earthquake disasters in Haiti and Japan. Both operations are covered in detail.
The historical digest of CCT operations since 9/11 is well written and filled with scores of images that brings the story together. This is a must read for Air Force Recruiters, the military historian and the entire SOF Community.
Dalton Fury Delta Force Commander, Tora Bora, December 2001
Author, "Kill Bin Laden" - 2008
- ISBN-13: 9781477269961
- Publisher: AuthorHouse
- Publication date: 10/25/2012
- Pages: 438
- Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)
Meet the Author Gene Adcock, CMSgt, USAF (Ret.)
Gene Adcock, CMSgt, U.S. Air Force (retired) served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1977. As a special operations combat controller, he frequently deployed on classified missions in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam war. He is a life-member of the Combat Control Association (CCA); the Air Commando Association (ACA) and was inducted into the ACA Hall of Fame in 2010. He is a life member of the Airlift Tanker Association and President of the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation. Gene's first military history, CCT - The Eye of the Storm is the story of the early years of Combat Control Teams from World War II to the turn of the 20th Century.
His second history documentary, CCT - The Eye of the Storm, Volume II continues the history of USAF combat controllers. It concentrates on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 10+ year period following the terrorists' attacks on the United States on 9/11. It features the unclassified stories about combat operations, combat training, and humanitarian missions during the period. The contents of this book are unclassified and were cleared for public release.
In 1999, Gene wrote Electro-Optical Surveillance for the Security Source Library, ISBN 1-884674-00-3, a publication of CCS Security Publishing, Ltd. The 700-page encyclopedia describes the physics, construction and operation of image intensified night vision devices and thermal imagery.
In addition to his books, Gene is a frequent contributor to technical and military magazines.