Airman 1st Class Jacob Paul, a tactical air control party radio operator maintainer and driver, is currently deployed to Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. During his first deployment since joining the Air Force two years ago, the Kingman native is enjoying being deployed with experienced teammates. "The thing I love most about this deployment is the opportunity I'm having to learn from very experienced people in my career field," Paul said. Tactical air control party members provide assistance and expertise in planning and controlling combat air resources. They also operate and supervise communication nets to support Army ground maneuvers. Paul is assigned to the 8th Air Support Operations Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy.