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Col. Joe McFall, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, salutes a passing bus transporting airmen assigned to the 606th Air Control Squadron at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, April 5, 2016. Air Force photo by A1C Timothy Kim.

​The 606th Air Control Squadron deployed to six locations in Southwest Asia to provide command and control of aircraft in the fight against ISIS as well as continued operations in Afghanistan. The squadron departed Spangdahlem AB, Germany, in early April and will remain in Southwest Asia for the next several months to control the 480th Fighter Squadron, the NATO E-3 AWACS, and other visiting aircraft for both Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a Spangdahlem release. The squadron, which is made up of personnel in about 21 Air Force specialties, is slated to leave Spangdahlem and relocate to Aviano AB, Italy, as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation, and then deploy again in 2017, 606th ACS Commander Lt. Col. Aaron Gibney said in the release.