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Tag: A-10C Thunderbolt II

Unique photo shows USAF A-10 with F-22 and F-16 Kill Marks
The interesting image in this post shows an A-10 Warthog featuring what they seem to be two kill marks of two (simulated) aerial victories scored against F-16 and F-22 fighter aircraft. The interesting image in this post was taken by the famous photographer Peter Steehouwer (click here and browse his site to...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to someone who distinguishes themselves in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight On May 23, 2018, two Airmen received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in recognition of their actions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). As told by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson, 23d Wing Public Affairs,...
Pilot error behind last September A-10C collision
The A-10C aircrews failed to adhere to established altitude and deconfliction procedures The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has recently determined the cause behind the collision of two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs over Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) in September 2017. According to Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board in fact on Sept 6, 2017, two A-10C attack aircraft collided over NTTR...
A-10 drivers receive Distinguished Flying Cross medals for strafing mission in Syria that saved over 50 U.S. personnel
Schultz and Harvey were awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for having displayed superior flight leadership and exemplary Airmanship while engaging fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria during a CAS mission in support of OIR On Mar. 2, 2018 two A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots received Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medals during a ceremony held at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB). Gen....
The A-10C employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Taken on Jul. 6, 2017 the stunning photo in this post features an A-10C Thunderbolt II departing after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Combined...
The term elephant walk dates to WW II when those who observed this said that the taxiing of these large numbers of aircraft to takeoff in single file in nose-to-tail formations looked like elephants walking to the next watering hole Taken on May 22, 2017 the cool pictures in this post feature aircraft from the 23d Wing conducting a surge...
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,...
23d FG A-10C Warthogs are charged with carrying on the Flying Tigers heritage On Apr. 5-20 the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field Air National Guard Base, Martinsburg, West Virginia, hosted four U.S. Air Force (USAF) A-10C Warthog aircraft and crew members who came to honor to the late Peter Atkinson, a pilot for the famed American Volunteer Group (AVG),...
Established in 1997, the HFTCC certifies civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots to fly in formation together during the upcoming air show season Air Combat Command is hosting the 20th annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course (HFTCC) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., Feb. 9-12. As explained by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen, 355th...
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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