Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nov. 17 airpower summary: A-10s deter enemy activities

The following picture was released today on USAF's public main website as part of the "Nov. 17 airpower summary: A-10s deter enemy activities". This additional picture is part of a well-known air refueling photo series, and some other shots are already released by USAF and also posted on my blog.


A-10 80-0272 from the 74th Fighter Squadron, currently deployed as a replacement with the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron for Operation Enduring Freedom to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram AB, flies a combat mission over Afghanistan on November 7, 2008. A-10Cs from the 75th EFS provide close air support and employ a wide variety of ordnance, including Mk 82 general purpose bombs (visible on stations 5/7) and GBU-38 JDAMs (visible on stations 4/8). Please remember: Capt. Brian "Snap" Curland from the 175th Wing, Maryland ANG, made history when he dropped the first Joint Direct Attack Munition from the newly upgraded A-10C in combat over Iraq on September 19, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon) Hi-res

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