An A-10C Thunderbolt II rests on the flightline at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 13, 2015. The A-10s and Airmen are deployed out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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)
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)
An A-10C Warthog pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron at the 122nd
Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, Ind., taxis across the flight line after
completing a training mission, July 14, 2015, at the Indiana Air
National Guard Base, Fort Wayne, Ind. (Air National Guard photo by Staff
Sgt. William Hopper)
An A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is parked on the ramp prior to a training flight at Papa Air Base, Hungary, Dec 2, where it is currently participating in a micro-deployment as part of a Theater Security Package. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Capt. Lauren Ott)
An A-10C Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., flies overhead during a training flight at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Dec. 3, 2014. The austere conditions of the missile range allow for pilots to get a close simulation of a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)