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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...
The A-10 Warthog isn't always the right CAS platform for different climate and geographic zones As reported by Military.com, on Feb. 08, 2017 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) revealed that has reset the date for the earliest possible retirement of the tank buster A-10 Warthog to 2021. Last year, then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delayed the A-10 retirement until 2022. In fact according...

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