Tanner Morgan, a 2004 graduate of Payson High School, is heading to Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, N.C. for Combat Control School. The school consists of 13 weeks of training and is the final school in his pipeline of training. When his training is completed, he will be assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command, a highly trained special tactics team, as a combat controller.
Morgan joined the Air Force in December 2004. He has successfully completed the indoctrination course for combat controller at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas; the U.S. Army Airborne Jump School at Fort Benning, Ga.; the 15-week Air Traffic Control School at Kessler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.; the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash. and Underwater Egress Training.
During his four years at Payson High School, Morgan participated in cross country and track, Civil Air Patrol, local 5K races, and Mountain Bible Church. He is the son of local realtor Jill Morgan.