Wild Weasel Walk-through: 610th Air Control Flight

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  • By Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern
  • 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joey R. Meininger, 35th Fighter Wing command chief, visited the 610th Air Control Flight during a Wild Weasel Walk-through, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 19, 2022. Often confused for air traffic controllers, who guide air traffic and control aircraft around bases. The 610th ACF, who fall under the 35th Operations Group, guides and controls aircraft over fighting ranges or large portions of airspace. They are a combat-ready air control flight, able to rapidly deploy in support of higher headquarters-directed, worldwide air operations.

“Camel” is the tactical call sign used by the 610th ACF. In 1945, the unit decided not to change its call sign after the required 90 days, explaining; when providing navigational aid, pilots needed to have a name that they could remember in an emergency while flying, since there was little time to consult communication charts.

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