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9/30/2011 - A fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 23rd Wing stand by during a phase II operational readiness exercise at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 28, 2011. OREs are designed to test the base’s ability to conduct missions while deployed. The maintenance units prepared and generated A-10s daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)
Please note: The second A-10C from right is 78-0697 (A10-0317) from the 74th FS, but it lacks the shark mouth and wears a bow number. Anybody who can/will explain me the reason?
9/30/2011 - An A-10C Thunderbolt II makes its way to a hangar during a phase II operational readiness exercise at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 29, 2011. The exercise was conducted to prepare the base for an operational readiness inspection scheduled for next year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)