Thursday, May 12, 2011

Feedback: A-10 Barrier Art at Kandahar Airfield

Today, from an A-10C crew chief I got the following helpful e-mail (slightly edited by me to meet OPSEC/COMSEC rules) with two attached pictures:


I enjoy your website very much. Its pretty interesting to me being that I am an A-10 crew chief from DM [...]

Here is some art from the Bulldogs last deployment to KAF in 2010. This was on the panther ramp while we were there and it should still be, i dont see why they would of moved it. [...]

The overall design is by Rieve Stanford, a crew chief from the 354th. The Flag and lettering by Acevedo a specialist from the 354th. Background, Bulldog, and Jet are also by Stanford.

Im not sure who took the picture as I pulled them off of facebook. The person in the [second] photo is Rieve Stanford painting.

Thank you for all your support of us!

Comment: Many thanks for providing these rare pictures. This barrier art is in honor of the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron's combat deployment to the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. It was the very first A-10 deployment to this location as part of the AEF 1/2 (Cycle 8) rotation (September - December 2009). For some more related info please check A-10 Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

BTW: I'm still looking for any more A-10 barrier art photos, taken at different locations during recent combat operations (like Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, during Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom). And I would be very grateful for any further support.

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