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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...
Check Out these photos of 309 AMARG Aircraft Covered With Snow
On Jan. 2, 2019 a rare snowfall struck the normally arid desert outside Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) Taken on Jan. 2, 2019 the beautiful photos in this post show something you don’t see every day: a snowfall in the normally arid desert outside Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) near...
This A-10 Driver won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018
The top strafe award went to Capt. Sky Lesh due to his ability to put the most amount of bullets on targets during a specified time U.S. Air Force Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base Oct. 17-20 2018. As explained by Airman 1st Class...
A-10 Hog driver hits 5,000 hours milestone
Lt. Col. Sandifer reached he milestone of 5,000 flight hours in the A-10 Hog after flying the aircraft for the last 29 years Taken at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., the main image of this article shows Lt. Col. Robin T. Sandifer, 47th Fighter Squadron A-10 Hog instructor pilot (IP), posing with the 5,000 flight hours milestone patch in front...
Father of the iconic A-10 Warthog passes away
"There was a major in the Air Force . . . . He saw the first couple of ones. He said, 'Geez, that thing is as ugly as a warthog.' And it stuck," Elliot Kazan manager for the development of the A-10 Thunderbolt II The man who is widely credited as the father of the Fairchild Republic A-10 has passed away. Elliot Kazan...
USAF releases request for proposal to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs
The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to re-wing about 100 of its Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft. The RFP for the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program, which was released on May 25,...
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....
Indonesia Air Force's last two F-16s to arrive home today
The F-16s had joined another four for the flight home from the U.S. when mechanical issues forced the pair to be grounded in Hawaii for repairs Last two F-16s for the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara, TNI-AU) have finally arrived home in Iswahjudi air base on Jan. 12, Antara reports. The jets had joined another four for the...
A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team to perform at 14 airshows in 2018
In 2018, the A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration team will fly a full aerobatic demonstration in addition to performing in Heritage Flight demonstrations According to The International Council of Air Shows Facebook page, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will once again display the capabilities of the beloved "Hog" (as the A-10 is dubbed by its aircrews) at...
Incredible photos show why 309 AMARG could be the second largest air force in the world
Currently 309 AMARG stores more than 4,400 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles from the Air Force, Navy-Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, and several federal agencies including NASA Taken at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., the incredible photos in this post show some of the 4,400 retired military aircraft stored at the U.S. Air Force (USAF) “Boneyard,” the 309th Aerospace...

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