Monday, October 4, 2010

52nd FW Airmen return from deployment

Released today by 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs:

10/4/2010 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – 52nd Fighter Wing Airmen who were deployed in support of the 81st Fighter Squadron return to Spangdahlem Air Base October 1, 2010. The Airmen completed a five-month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Josh Arrowood, right, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot, greets his new baby, Annebelle, and wife, Jackie, as he returns from a deployment October 1, 2010. Captain Arrowood was deployed for five months to Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Wilson) Hi-res

Note: Please take a closer look on the patch on Capt. Josh Arrowood's left arm. There's an Arabic "ten" for "A-10" and the inscription "Panthers 2010". It could be an official deployment patch of the 81st EFS's latest combat deployment.



  1. Does anyone else find it weird that the A-10 patch is in Arabic, yet they don't speak Arabic in Afghanistan?

    1. That's just the written language out there. They speak a few different languages, but Arabic is written, due, in part, that most Afganis, that can read, can read Arabic.