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Air Operations

Welcome to your new job in the Air Operations Department at NSF Diego Garcia. Your tour here will be both professionally and personally rewarding.

Air Traffic Controller

As an Air Traffic Controller, you will be guiding tactical aircraft supporting OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. In addition, you will be controlling many Air Mobility Command cargo aircraft supporting various missions in and around the Indian Ocean and other operational theaters. It is those very AMC aircraft that bring the island its vast majority of mail, cargo, personnel and equipment, making your job an integral part of the operational mission. The view of the flight line from the tower will also allow you to see several coalition aircraft as they pass through.

Electronics Technicians

As an Electronics Technician assigned to Diego Garcia you will be a Performance Assessment Representative (PAR) within the Ground Electronics Maintenance Division (GEMD). As a PAR, you will be responsible for overseeing contractors under the Base Operating Support (BOS) contract. These contractors maintain all navigation and communication equipment in support of air operations. On any given day, there are several million dollars of contract work being performed on the island. Quite a daunting task to be a representative of the U.S. Government, and the Air Boss (Air Operations Officer) will require you to learn quickly. Additionally, you might be called upon to assist in the maintenance of the SPS-49 radar and other electronics issues on the island.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate

As an Aviation Boatswain's Mate assigned to the Air Operations Department, you will be a Performance Assessment Representative (PAR) charged with oversight the Airfield Facilities and Fire and Emergency Service portion's of the Base Operating Support (BOS) contract. ABH's also manage the Foreign Object Damage (FOD) and Bird Animal Strike Hazard (BASH) programs to ensure arriving and departing aircraft take no damage due to debris or the many birds that occupy the island. As an ABH you will be called on from time to time assist in fire fighting training to the Military Sealift Command ships that are in the lagoon. “ABH's GET THE JOB DONE!”


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