Air Force Lt. Col. Gordon Phillips has flown over Iraq and Afghanistan, but over the next year he will be on the ground.
He will command a Provincial Reconstruction Team, or PRT, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
Phillips was trained to control aircraft in an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) plane â€” the large planes with the Frisbee radar dish on the top.
But more and more sailors and airmen are taking over PRTs because of a lack of manpower.
â€œThe PRT job is a lot like what I do on the AWACS,â€
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