a 10c thunderbolt ii

Summer lovin’ #soldierporn: European vacation.

US, Poland strengthen interoperability through combat control -Two 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controllers watch as a 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft flies overhead during austere landing training at Nowe Miasto, Poland. The combat controllers set up an austere landing strip for the A-10 pilots to practice landing. The unimproved surface simulates possible landing conditions in a deployed environment. The aircraft deployed to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster air power capabilities while underscoring the U.S. commitment to European security and stability. 

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman, 20 JUL 2015.)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over the over the Baltic Sea, Sept. 4, 2015. This engagement is the deployment of eight A-10s form the 303rd Fighter Squadron part of the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to Amari Air Base, Estonia. The United States is committed to ongoing reassurance efforts to NATO allies in Eastern Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Released)

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Arkansas air power: Hogs and Hercs oh my!

A two-ship of A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthogs” from the 188th Fighter Wing flies alongside a C-130 Hercules from the 189th Airlift Wing during an exercise with members of the 75th Ranger Regiment near the 188th’s Detachment 1 Razorback Range. Both wings are from the Arkansas Air National Guard. The 188th is based in Fort Smith while the 189th resides on Little Rock Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker/ 2nd Combat Camera Squadron)