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A-10s scream over Bristol Motor Speedway - Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation during a flyover August 19, 2017, at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. The A-10s from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, were part of a flyover during the Bass Pro Shops National Rifle Association night race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Korey Fratini)

A-10s scream over Bristol Motor Speedway - Two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation during a flyover August 19, 2017, at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee. The A-10s from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, were part of a flyover during the Bass Pro Shops National Rifle Association night race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Korey Fratini)

Since 1997, the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin-led A-10 Prime Team have worked closely to significantly digitize the A-10A Thunderbolt II close air support fighter to its A-10C configuration, enabling employment of the new GPS and inertially-guided munitions.

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OPERATION ATLANTIC RESOLVE

A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft of the 104th Fighter Squadron “Fighting Orioles”, 175th Wing (Maryland Air National Guard), Warfield Air National Guard Base, Baltimore, Maryland, practiced landing on and taking off from an extension of Jägala-Käravete Highway, a portion of the longer road known as Piibe Highway, in Northern Estonia on August 10, 2017.

For safety and security reasons, the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) established a temporary danger zone around the highway extension.

The exercise began with troops from Estonia’s NATO battle group rehearsing a helicopter operation on the highway extension, after which the A-10s arrived from Ämari Air Base. Following the landing and takeoff exercises, the Warthogs returned to Ämari. (Photo by Ardi Hallismaa, mil.ee)

Note: Pictured is A-10C 79-0088.

U.S. Air Force Capts. Andrew Glowa, lead, and William Piepenbring, both with the 74th Fighter Squadron out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga., launch flares from two A-10C Thunderbolt II over the skies of southern Georgia, Aug. 18, 2014. The A-10’s primary functions include close air support, forward air control and combat search and rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released)

OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) UPDATE

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 6, 2017. The A-10 employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Note: Pictured is an A-10C of the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Wing (Air Combat Command), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, currently combat-deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Visible combat loadout:
Station 1: GBU-12 laser-guided bomb
Station 2: LAU-131 rocket pod, probably fully loaded with APKWS laser-guided rockets
Station 3: AGM-65 Maverick
Station 4: empty
Station 5: empty
Station 6: empty
Station 7: GBU-31 JDAM
Station 8: GBU-54 laser-guided JDAM
Station 9: GBU-12 laser-guided bomb
Station 10: AN/AAQ-28 LITENING AT targeting pod
Station 11: Two AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles on a Dual Rail Adapter (DRA)

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An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway during Green Flag-West 17-03 Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 74th FS brought 12 A-10s to GFW in support of a joint, large-force, combat-readiness exercise for close air support integration training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Warthogs do the elephant walk.

An HH60G Pavehawk leads the Hildisvini of Moody AFB’s 23d Wing in an Elephant Walk surge exercise.
The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate the wing’s ability to rapidly deploy combat ready forces across the globe. The 23d Wing maintains and operates A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for precision attack, personnel recovery and combat support worldwide.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan, 22 MAY 2017.)

‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing - Capt. Brett DeVries, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, poses next to the aircraft he safely landed after a malfunction forced him to make an emergency landing July 20, 2017, at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air National Guard)

Note: Pictured is A-10C 80-0264 still wearing mission markings of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) while combat-deployed 2015.

Since 1997, the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin-led A-10 Prime Team have worked closely to significantly digitize the A-10A Thunderbolt II close air support fighter to its A-10C configuration, enabling employment of the new GPS and inertially-guided munitions.