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Short is the firs female to command the storied unit and the first time a fighter pilot will command the 23d Wing since its reactivation at Moody AFB in 2006 The Flying Tigers welcomed Col. Jennifer Short as she took command of the installation during a change of command ceremony on Jul. 10. Noteworthy, as told by Andrea Jenkins, 23d Wing...
The contracted specifications directed the GAU-8/A Avenger be capable of destroying not only a wide variety of targets expected to be encountered during a CAS mission such as light, medium and heavy tanks, armored personnel carriers, and fixed or mobile artillery, but also hardened targets like bunkers and equipment within revetments The impressive video in this post is probably the...
“The A-10 belongs right there with the war birds, as it is legendary itself,” Master Sgt. Mark Aube, A-10 West Heritage Flight Team maintenance superintendent On Mar. 25-26, 2017 the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team (WHFT) performed at its first air show after nearly five years of inactivation. As reported by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby, 355th Fighter Wing Public...
The flying scenarios involved the ground-attack aircraft seeking, identifying and destroying simulated enemy targets Buddy Wing 17-3 kicked off on Feb. 13, 2017 sparking a week of training and the exchange of knowledge between U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) pilots. Members of the 25th Fighter Squadron (FS), flying the A-10 Thunderbolt II, worked alongside their...
Pentagon completes A-10, F-35 CAS Comparative Testing
Because of its stealthiness and enhanced situational awareness, the F-35 will have an edge over the A-10 in contested or “non-permissive” operating environments According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, who is member of the the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program’s integration office, the close air support (CAS) flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 could start as early as next year. “It’ll...
OA-X program is not focused on finding an A-10 Thunderbolt II replacement, but in procuring an aircraft able to complement it Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18, U.S. Air Force (USAF) chief of staff Gen. David Goldfein told the audience that his service might run an experiment this spring to find a low-cost light attack aircraft. Named...
Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
A-10 pilots take the Combat Search and Rescue role very seriously As explained by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in the article Upgrade advances A-10s search capability, the A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), AZ, and Moody AFB, Georgia, are in the process of having new lightweight...
Functionality inspections are meticulous processes: in fact one small oversight can lead to weapon failure or worse The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircraft specially designed for close air support (CAS) of ground forces. Its combination of large and varied ordnance load, long loiter time, accurate weapons delivery, austere field capability, and survivability has proven invaluable...

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