Into which country did two gliderborne combat control teams (CCT) infiltrate on 24 March 1945 during Operation Varsity?
What date where combat control teams (CCT) officially designated by being assigned to the 1st Aerial Port Squadron?
27 March 1953
Where was the first real world deployment for CCT?
At which Air Force Base (AFB) was the first Pathfinder squadron, Provisional, created?
Donaldson AFB, SC
What was the two-fold mission of the Jungle Jim program?
Training and combat
Who was the first Combat Controller killed in action?
TSgt Richard L. Foxx
What Marine combat support base did CCTs help to resupply during a 3 month siege?
Who was the last American combat controller off the US Embassy rooftop during the fall of Saigon on 30 Apr 1975?
MSgt Lewis O. Brabham
Why did the combat controllers switch from the blue beret to the scarlet beret in the mid-1970s?
Air Force security forces members were issued the blue beret to boost sagging morale; combat controllers lost the political battle
During the invasion of Grenada what was the personnel drop altitude at Point Salinas?
Who was the true father of combat control and the first combat controller to retire?
CMSgt Alcide B. Benini
What operation secretly "paved the way" for the Desert One mission?
Which combat controller was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in the battle on the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia?
Ssgt Jeff Bray
Operations in Mogadishu, Somalia in the 1900s began as a...?
humanitarian airlift to relieve starvation caused by years of civil war
What combat controller died providing covering fire for his team during the battle of Roberts Ridge?
TSgt John Chapman
What are the most beneficial aspects of consolidating CCT under AFSOC?
Standardization of training and equipment
Which combat controller was responsible for bringing in the initial airflow into Afghanistan?
MSgt Bart Decker
What should the TL do if a control measure does not pass the " purpose test" and it unnecessarily restricts freedom of actions?
Do not use it
Operation Anaconda was?
part of an ongoing effort in Afghanistan to root out Taliban and Al Qaeda forces
Which one of the common traits of special operations prevents the enemy from gaining knowledge of an impending attack?
Which package is the documentation and guidance provided by the theater special operations command (SOC) to the team tasked to develop a plan?
Mission tasking package
In a team leader (TL) briefing, under what section would you brief your method for handling wounded in action/killed in action (WIA/KIA)?
service and support
If only one segment of a mission can be rehearsed what should it be?
Action on the objective
Which step of the six-step operational risk management (ORM) process defines the probability and severity of a mishap that could result from the hazard?
Step 2 - Assess the risk
The Special Tactics TL briefing is oriented towards?
CCT traditional missions
What is the new instruction governing operational security?
What is an advantage of static-line parachuting techniques?
The lower drop altitude
Which is not an operational indicator of Operations Security (OPSEC)?
decreased trips and conferences by senior officials
Which document governs static-line operations?
At what altitude (in feet) may normal military free-fall (MFF) operations?
5,000 - 35,000 feet
Which document governs military free-fall (MFF) operations?
Field manual (FM) 3-05.211
What chest mounted reserve system do you wear when conducting static line operations?
During a parachute operation where do you attach an exposed weapon?
To your left shoulder muzzle down
When is it permissible to interrupt a Jumpmaster Personnel Inspection (JMPI)?
For emergency items
How many jump commands are there for a static-line jump?
For actions in the aircraft, at what time warnings do all jumpers attach their individual rucksacks?
For tailgate jumping, a maximum of how many jumpers can be in each stick?
For military free-fall (MFF) operations, where would a review of aircraft characteristics, type of exit, and seating arrangement be covered?
For military free-fall (MFF) operations, the emergency cutaway procedures must be initiated no lower than an altitude of?
When you initially switch on the Military CYPRESS at the (drop zone) DZ, what mode does the device start in?
What military free-fall (MFF) jump command is given at 1 minute prior to exit?
move to the rear
In order what are the three phases on an airmobile operation?
Loading, air movement, and landing.
How many jump(s) may be conducted in unpressurized flights above 19,000' mean sea level (MSL) in a 24 hour period?
When developing the air movement plan consider the weight of a combat troop to be ?
What is the capacity of a snap link with the gate closed?
For night operations, where are the chem-lites attached on a fast rope?
two at the end, and two 15' from the end
What direction will the helicopter pilot attempt to fly if he experiences an emergency when conducting a rope ladder exfiltration?
Forward and to the left
What are the standard lengths for a loose weave fast rope?
60', 90', 120'
What must you always maintain while conducting rappelling operations?
What is the minimum water depth for helocast operations?
Regarding water operations procedures, at what speed will a helicopter taxi to reduce spray?
What is the maximum number of personnel that can extract by special patrol insertions and extractions (SPIES)?
How many tie down straps are required when securing a soft duck inside a helicopter?
At least two
What allows the pilot to see that the team has dismounted and is all on the ground and clear from under the aircraft?
The team has rallied up at the 12 o'clock position of the aircraft.
When are gloves mandatory for hoist operations?
Which is the correct sequence for using the forest penetrator?
Pull out safety strap, fold out the seat, mount seat, and signal ready for ascent.
What signals to the helicopter crew members that you are ready for ascent during hoist operations?
Give a vigorous thumbs-up with one hand while monitoring the cable with the other.
What is the maximum height and speed for helocast operations?
10 feet and 10 knots
What is the range restriction for open circuit SCUBA operations ?
What "duck" operation are you conducting if the boat is fully inflated and tied beneath the helicopter?
What amphibious employment method techniques are for use when moving a team to shore from a surface craft?
self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA)
What is the water entry technique a SCUBA diver should use from a fairly stable platform?
Giant stride entry