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Joint Firepower Course

Postby lisp » May 16th, 2008, 6:10 am

Rangers, wondering if anyone has gone to JFC, formerly Joint Firepower Control Course, and could give me any information on how I can prepare myself prior to going? Other than a 2 hour block of instruction at BOLC II I've had no experience in planning for fire support or calling for fire. Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Disinfertention » May 16th, 2008, 2:45 pm

I know a few people who have gone. I'll PM one of them to see if I can get them to post in here...
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Postby Old Philly Guy » May 17th, 2008, 8:50 pm

I went back in Jan 1991. I'm sure the course format has changed somewhat, but if the stated goal of the course is to prepare Army officers to fill the role of Ground Liason Officers (GLO's) and Air Fore Pilots as Air Liason Officers (ALO's), not much you need to know before hand other than the various Air Force aircraft that are used for Close Air Support Operations.

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Postby dirty1 » May 18th, 2008, 10:24 pm

I went as young SGT in early 2005. It is a very knowledge intensive course. There is not really anything you need to know prior to going, other than just be ready to study your ass off. I spent the majority of 2 weeks in Vegas with my head in books. It's not by any means a difficult course, just lots of information. The fire support aspect is limited, more focused on bigger picture stuff, MDMP, TAGS/AAGS, (you'll learn to love those last two). Don't sweat it and just approach it like you would anyother military school. I hope you like powerpoint.
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