Gordo Phillips in Afganistan

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Gordo Phillips in Afganistan

Post by wildbill » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:08 am

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 — 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.

“The PRT job is a lot like what I do on the AWACS,â€

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