27th SOW breaks ground on new MAFR control tower

From left to right, Col. Ben Maitre, 27th Special Operations Wing Commander, Lt. Col. Shawn Young, 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Tony Diaz, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Joel Sloan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commander, break ground on the site where a new Range Control Officer Tower is scheduled to be built April 22, 2016 at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. The RCO Tower is the point from which a designated officer controls activity on MAFR, a 70,000-acre Air Force primary training range that is integral to making sure Special Operations Forces attached to United States Special Operations Command stay lethal and relevant to today’s fight (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz
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