Tag: A-10

From 173 to 173: A-10 Re-Winging Program Complete
The new wings for the A-10 fleet are expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without a depot inspection. Workers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base have installed the last of 173 new wings on A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, finalizing a project that started in...
“We’re fixing A-10 Warthogs to keep them as long as we can,” President Trump told airmen in South Korea
“People love A-10 Warthogs. Are they that good?” Trump said to applause. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has to hold on to the A-10 Warthog attack aircraft President Trump told airmen in South Korea on Jun. 30, 2019. As reported by Air Force Times, during his visit to Osan Air Base after...
Hawgs in the Wild: USAF A-10s train to land in austere environments
Landing in austere conditions is a task the A-10 Thunderbolt II is well designed for. The aircraft’s twin engines are placed high on the aircraft, minimizing the risk the engines could be damaged during landing. During combat operations, there’s no substitute for the ability to talk face-to-face with a supporting unit. For pilots...
National Defense Authorization Act fully funds A-10 Warthog upgrades
Over the past several years the A-10 Warthog received little support from the USAF that pushed to retire the Warthog from FY15 onward. Full funding for A-10 Warthog upgrades next year — including re-winging them — passed the House Armed Services Committee with nary an objection. The panel approved its proposed version of the...
Former A-10 pilot Martha McCsally asks senate to fund new wings for the Hog fleet in FY18
110 A-10 aircraft (one-third of the fleet) are in desperate need of wing set replacements or the USAF will be forced to start grounding them On Dec. 15, 2017 U.S. Representative (and former A-10 pilot) Martha McSally led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 20 lawmakers in sending a letter request to Senate leadership and high ranking appropriators urging them to...
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...
When Col. Aaron “Marco” Redfern took command of 75th Fighter Squadron his immediate goal was prepping his unit for the first A-10 combat deployment to Turkey in over a decade Flying an aircraft takes a skilled pilot. Flying an aircraft into combat takes real guts. But leading a squadron of gutsy A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots it's a whole different thing, as Lt. Col. Aaron “Marco” Redfern,...
The Nevada Test and Training Range is the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world The following video shows U.S. Air Force (USAF) Weapons School squadrons performing composite mission application and combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions at the Texas Lake dry lakebed on the Nevada Test and Training Range at Nellis Air...
To make training more realistic, A-10 pilots shot inert 30 millimeter training rounds at unmanned boats positioned in the Gulf of Mexico Fishing boats equipped with makeshift machine guns and weapons to resemble ‘pirate boats’ invaded the area by the Midbay Bridge between Niceville and Destin Feb. 6. This was a scene from Combat Hammer, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s (FWS)...
As Thunderbirds chief enlisted manager, Hughes will provide advisory skills to the commander about aircraft maintenance and be the enlisted force manager for two years Upon enlisting as an F-15 Strike Eagle crew chief in 1997, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Hughes, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) chief enlisted manager (CEM), dedicated 20 years to servicing six airframes. Now, as explained by...

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