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A-10 Warthog pilot recalls lessons learned as POW
On his 30th mission in Desert Storm, enemy forces shot down Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet’s A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, southwest of Basra, Iraq. “I said goodbye to myself because I thought I was a dead man.” As a young first lieutenant, Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet, never thought he’d...
Rescue assets ready for possible Hurricane Harvey response
Hurricane Harvey is a quickly developing storm: after entering the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it took less than 24 hours for the system to grow from a tropical depression into a hurricane Airmen from the 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, and their aircrews to preposition assets at Moody Air Force Base (AFB) to...
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 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),...
USAF begins process to buy light attack aircraft
The A-29s were a “game changer” in the 2016 fighting season and there are high expectations for the aircraft and crews in 2017 On Mar. 20, 2017 four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, where they Afghan Air Force (AAF) will use them for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. As told...
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...
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...

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