Ah...right you are. I beleive "ASE" used to be the ATC strip code. Then that stupid guard unit thing twent down about 8 years ago. Then They were cut with all those base cuts less than a year afterwards.
Candler was so stupid.
THEN...when we went back to "acey"...the ATC strip code was changed to "ACY"....but then confusion with the Atlantic City indentifier had it changed to A...uh, damn, I forgot...but it has a "Q" in it I think. I've been gone from ASA for a while......
Yes, it was the old call sign. There was a reserve unit in NM that used it too. We had a few conflicts with in in AMA and LBB. ASA went to Candler as a quick fix.
When this until was disbanded, they changed it back. Problem was that ASE as a ICAO designator was in use in Africa I believe. We chose ASQ and use the current/ old call sign.