10/16/20: Wanted: Information on O-2B, tail number USAF 67-21446. Did you fly it?  The new owner would very much like to talk to someone who flew it in South East Asia.  For the rest of the story and pictures click (Wanted-201016)

09/10/20: Vanek, Gerald L "Peach" Lt Col.(retired) flew west on 02 Aug 2020. He was a Rash FAC for the 21TASS in 67.  Details.

08/11/20: Wanted: Did you know Capt. Thomas G, Bonser,  a Gombey or Nail FAC, 23rd TASS 1965-66.  His family would like to talk to you.  See picture and Details.

07/23/20: The July 2020 Newsletter is out!  To read it click here.

07/23/20: Tynan, George P., Cagey 02, passed on 16 July 20.  He flew O-1s and O-2s Nha Trang Jan 68 - Feb 69.  Details

07/23/20: Roberson, John M., Nail 20, Tamale 17/52 flew west on 19 May 20.  John served two tours May 67-68 and Nov 73-74.  He flew O-1s in III Corps and O-V-10s out of NKP.  He was a life member.  Details

07/23/20: Lindahl, Frederick W., Speedy 01, Barky 07 passed on 27 Oct 18.  Fred flew O-2s, 20th TASS out of Quan Tri and Hue Phu Bai.  Details

06/29/20: Col. (USAF Ret) David K. Burke, Bomber 31, O-1 FAC for the 22 TASS took his last flight on 9 AUG 20.  Details

06/29/20: Ernest T. Wightman O-1 FAC for the 22 TASS flew West on 18 Jun 2020.  Details

06/09/20: Go Around, Go Around! The 2020 Reunion in Colorado Springs has been postponed to 2022. Details

05/25/20: New War Story, Christmas Break DEC 1968 - Why I Love the Navy by Claude Newland, Rustic19 Details

05/11/20: Just learned, Major General Herbert J. Spier, Helix 42, took his last flight on 22 May 2019. Details

04/25/20: Just learned, Col Robert Henry "Hank" Haden, Nail 80, passed 17 Nov 2014. Details

04/06/20: NKP Reunion 2, Fort Walton Beach, Florida,       4 - 7 Mar 2021  Details

04/06/20: Wanted: Did you know my dad? the son of Major Murray Smith, Helix 22/Ascot 04, a 21 TASS FAC and O-2 instructor at Binh Thuy  Feb - Dec 67, is looking information on his dad.  I was 8 in '67.  See picture on the poster.  (Wanted-200406)

3/20/20: Jon E. Wroblewski, Nail 58, took his last flight on 18 Mar 20. Details

3/17/20: Wayne D. Bradley, Nail 46 & Ascot 10, took his last flight 16 Oct 19. Details

3/15/20: Wanted: Willie Albright, son of Lt Col Ralph Albright, a Covey FAC 1968-69, looking for information about his father. (Wanted-200315)

3/13/20: Wave Off! Wave Off! -The 27 March 2020 dedication of the restores OV-10 #639 has been postponed until further notice per Peter Condon  Details

One More Roll

"We toast our hearty comrades,

now fallen from the sky,

Were gently caught by

God’s own hand

to reign with him on high.

To dwell among the soaring

clouds they knew so well before,

From Victory Roll to Tailchase

at heaven’s very door.

Now, as we fly among them

there, we sadly hear their plea,

Take care, my friend,

Watch your Six…

And do one more roll for me."

     Commander Gerald L. "Jerry" Coffee                    

Forward Air Controller's Association

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This site is dedicated to personnel who supported and flew the Forward Air Controller mission, during the war in Southeast Asia and to those who are interested in that mission.  It serves as a rallying point and a depository for their stories and their legacy.  They represent several countries, different branches of service, a variety of aircraft, and all ranks from the lowest to the highest. 

It was a chancy mission, many gave all, yet the job satisfaction was through the overhead.  We welcome all those interested in the mission and the experiences of the Forward Air Controllers.  We are glad you are here.

                      President: Brad Wright

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