Friday, December 30, 2011

Barksdale Reservists do their part

Released by 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

12/29/2011 - Col. John Breazeale at right, commander of the 917th Fighter Group, converses with two 47th Fighter Squadron pilots at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 28, 2011. The pilots assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, are a part of approximately 124 Airmen who deployed from the 917th FG to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 917th FG is an A-10 Thunderbolt II Air Force Reserve unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston) Hi-res

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Related info:
Reservists head to Afghanistan

Note: And so, according to all of these official sources, at least approximately 254 reservists are currently deployed to take over the A-10C OEF combat missions at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, from the Air National Guard. Maybe later next year they will be replaced by personnel from the 52nd Fighter Wing (USAFE), Spangdahlem AB, Germany, for the third and final leg of this "Total Force" A-10C team combat deployment.

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