These cool photos of Davis-Monthan A-10s under a snowstorm give a whole new meaning to “Brrrr-t”!

These cool photos of Davis-Monthan A-10s under a snowstorm give a whole new meaning to “Brrrr-t”!

By Dario Leone
Feb 15 2021
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Davis-Monthan AFB is located in Arizona, so the maintainers and A-10 Warthog attack aircraft stationed there haven’t had a snow day in about two years.

Taken on Jan. 28, 2021 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) during a snowstorm the cool photos in this post give a whole new meaning to “Brrrr-t”!

Davis-Monthan AFB is located in Arizona, so the maintainers and A-10 Warthog attack aircraft stationed there haven’t had a snow day in about two years.

The A-10s based at Davis-Monthan are part of the 355th Fighter Group. The unit employs 83 A-10C aircraft. It provides war-fighters with forces for close air support (CAS), forward air control (FAC), combat search and rescue (CSAR). It also conducts all formal course directed aircraft initial qualification/requalification training.

These cool photos of Davis-Monthan A-10s under a snowstorm give a whole new meaning to “Brrrr-t”!

The follwing units fall under command of the the 355th Fighter Group:

The 354th Fighter Squadron maintains 24 A-10C aircraft to conduct CAS Forward Air Control – Airborne (FAC/A), and CSAR for theater commanders worldwide.

The 357th Fighter Squadron trains pilots in the A-10 and Thunderbolt II. The 357th ‘Dragons’ conducts all formal course directed aircraft transition, day and night weapons and tactics employment, day and night air refueling and dissimilar air combat maneuvers. The squadron trains pilots to plan, coordinate, execute, and control day and night close air support and battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance. Squadron prepares pilots for combat mission ready upgrade.

Davis Monthan A-10C Print
This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. A-10C Thunderbolt II 355th FW, 354th FS Bulldogs, FS/82-684. Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ – 2015

The 355th Operation Support Squadron supports 355th Wing combat missions tasked by the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The squadron directs operational support functions including airfield, air traffic control, and weather services, weapons and tactics, plans and exercises, and intelligence for an operations group with three A-10C squadrons. It also develops flying schedules for more than 10,916 sorties per year.

The 355th Training Squadron conducts and maintains academic, flying, specialized, and electronic interactive training for A-10C aircraft, meeting Air Force training requirements for over 100 students annually. The squadron manages and assists development and approval of all aspects of Air Combat Command A-10C syllabi and operates more than $5 million of advanced fighter aircraft simulators.

The 355th Fighter Group also supports air shows and events worldwide with the A-10 West Heritage Team.

Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II model
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Photo credit: U.S. Air Force


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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