by Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson
51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
4/21/2011 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The last two A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft return to the Korean Peninsula from Exercise COPE TIGER/Balikatan deployment on April 21, 2011. This occasion marks the first time that all A-10C model aircraft assigned to Osan AB ROK have been on the Korean Peninsula at the same time. The A-10C's primary mission is to provide lethal, precision firepower in any potential close air support scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson) Hi-res
Note: Pictured are A-10Cs 80-0253 and 82-0652, both from the 25th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Wing. More pictures will be uploaded soon.