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    24-hour run supports Air Force, Families

    24-Hour Challenge

    Photo By Stephanie Santos | Airmen keep the TACP flag in motion during the entire run - a symbolic gesture...... read more read more



    Story by Stephanie Santos 

    1st Armored Division

    More than 100 Airmen took part in the 8th Annual Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Association’s run March 28 at Biggs Park.

    This run was open to Airmen, military personnel assigned to Fort Bliss, civilians and family members. The significance of this 24-hour event was to keep the TACP flag in motion during the entire run- a symbolic gesture demonstrating support to family members of fallen TACP Airmen

    “All proceeds raised from this run benefit our TACP families” said Lt. Col. Nicklaus Walker, 7th Air Support Operations Squadron Commander. “The most important part of this run is honoring those that came before us.”

    Maj. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock, commanding general of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss also expressed his support for the run. “Today we remember the fallen, honor the living, and support our comrades in arms and those in need,” he said. “This is a great opportunity to support our Service Members and their families.”

    Proceeds from this year’s run will also benefit 35 other squadrons and provide educational scholarships for children of fallen Airmen. Last year, the TACP raised $169,000 in donations and logged in nearly 38,000 miles across the globe.

    The 7th Air Support Operations Squadron (7 ASOS), is aligned to 1st Armored Division to support the Air Support Operations Center (ASOC) at the Division level and the TACP at the brigade level and below. The primary mission is to advise the respective ground commanders on the capabilities and limitation of airpower and assist the ground commander in planning, requesting, and coordinating close air support

    For more information about this event, visit or follow them at association.



    Date Taken: 03.28.2019
    Date Posted: 04.01.2019 23:48
    Story ID: 316511
    Location: FORT BLISS, TX, US 

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