This Air Force Officer Looks Like He's Serving on Another Planet

By Leslie Horn on at

Look at this badass soldier. In this beautiful picture, 1st. Lt. Drew Parks helps guide a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet through the gorgeous, star-speckled night sky of Kuwait as a part of Operation Spartan Shield.

Parks is a JTAC, or a joint terminal attack controller, meaning he helps things along in the air—communications, air traffic, gun fire, attack plans, and general support—from the ground. It's hard work that requires a great deal of focus. And that amazing view makes his post all the more impressive.

Image credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)