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2/21/2012 - An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 74th Fighter Squadron readies for flight during an operational readiness exercise Feb. 16, 2012, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. OREs test the 23d Wing's ability to meet wartime and contingency tasks and survive and operate in a deployed location. The 23d Wing will conduct one more ORE before the operational readiness inspection scheduled in late March. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter) Hi-res
Note: Pictured is A-10C 78-0674 from the 74th Fighter Squadron.
2/21/2012 - U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Clausen, 23d Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, hands flight equipment to Senior Airman Joshua Vaughan, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, before takeoff in an A-10 during an operational readiness exercise Feb. 16, 2012, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots and crew chiefs stay in constant communication with each other during pre-flight checks to ensure maximum safety of personnel and assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter) Hi-res
Note: Maj. Matthew Clausen wears a 75th Fighter Squadron patch on hishelmet.