The Marine Air Traffic Control Squadron: Undertaxed in the MACCS,
MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC
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Corporal Schmuck felt good as he stretched his leg after the three- hour ride in the dark. He would have felt even better if he had thought he could hit the rack soon, but he knew there was a job to do first. The small Marine Air Traffic Control Squadron MATCS detachment had brought enough gear to establish a remote landing site. Lieutenant Hardcharger, the MATCS det officer, quickly selected, surveyed, and marked the site for sequencing arriving and departing aircraft within their assigned airspaces. He then proceeded to show Corporal Schmuck where to set up the remote site landing tower RLST. Schmuck drove to the location, and because each person in the det knew his part thoroughly, set- up went without a hitch. The RLST and the ANTPN-30B approach landing system were set up, and the radios were op-checked--all within 30 minutes. After he was done, Schmuck smiled to see his crew had beaten the engineers--they were still working on the last few improvements to the landing site.
- Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance